Batu Lima

A dive site composed of five big rocks

Batu Lima Raja Ampat
  • Amazing variety of species

    Batu Lima, which in English means Five Rocks, it is located in the Southeast of Gam Island, along the pass into Kabui Bay. As its name indicates, there are five large rock formations that stick out of the water. These are connected, which makes it possible to swim between them at high tide. This site is the favorite for many divers due to an amazing variety of species.

    Blue Stripe Snapper

    A wonderful combo that will satisfy the most demanding divers

    Diving Cruise BANDA SEA & RAJA AMPAT

    | 12 Days / 11 Nights | 3192 € Full Board

    Cruise in Banda Sea & South Raja Ampat,
    Ambon to Waisai

    Next Departure:

    2022 October 12th to 23th

    266 per day

    Up to 4 dives/day


    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.7
    Life Onboard
    10.0
    Activities
    9.8

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    Topography and Marine Life

    The diving depth of the site reaches a maximum of about 24 meters. While following the slope and ledges around the rocks, you will be amazed at the marine life you will find, large schools of pickhandle barracudas, red snappers, blue spotted stingrays, beautiful triggerfish, crocodile fish, unicorn fish, hawksbill turtle, wrasse, parrot fish, damsels, puffer, rabbitfish and a lot more. Black tip and white tip reef sharks are frequently around the five adjacent rocks of this astonishing site. The walls are covered with corals and surrounded by fusiliers, batfish and surgeonfish. As you ascend, you will see countless of giant trevallies and barracudas drifting by, while hunting coral groupers who escape to the safety of coral overhangs. You might find electric clams in a few places on the site and also sometimes Batu Lima hosts feeding mantas.

    Picasso Triggerfish

    Don't forget the Macro!

    As you go through the canyons that separate these rocks, always keep an eye open for the smaller life around: multitude of nudibranchs, little flatworms, shrimps, crabs, and octopus. These critters make their home among the vast array of colorful coral, on the sides of these rocks. Apart from being a beautiful location, another highlight of Batu Lima is the size of the coral fans, divers are amazed when seeing the magnitude of the brilliant purple-colored coral fans that cover the reef walls. You don’t need to dive far to see them, since they are just a few meters from the surface. Many underwater photographers want to capture this beauty in a great shot. You can also see blooming soft corals with a dense reef population, black corals whip and bushes while you drift along the coral overhangs. And, as we know, with the healthy corals come plenty of colorful fish as well.

    Anker

    Type of dive & Conditions

    In Batu Lima the currents are variable, ranging from mild to strong currents, so it is all about finding the right time for beginner’s divers to enjoy this site as well. This site can be easily snorkeled too by a dinghy. Another way to take advantage of this marvelous spot, is by adventuring in the dark in a lovely night dive.  Batu Lima has an average visibility of 20 meters.

    This ever-changing dive site should be at the top of your list while diving in Raja Ampat, as it is for many who return to get more of it. This won’t be a problem, as you can dive in Batu Lima all year long, with nice water temperatures that vary between 26 to 30 Celsius degrees.

    Tiny Blue Ringed Octopus

    THE CRUISE OF YOUR DREAMS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    Either your looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new lanscapes & meeting new peoples, We can help you make your dream come true.

    FAQ

    To enter Indonesia your passport must have:
    •  Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 (six) months at the date of entry.
    •  At least one blank visa page
    •  Round-trip airplane ticket

    There is no Visa required for 61 countries and 1 region.
    Maximum length of stay without Visa is 30 Days, if you are planning to stay up to 60 days, you can buy a visa on arrival for 35 US$ at Airports and Seaports.
    For more details about COVID restrictions, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.


    We choose to work with people we know for years, all offering a high quality service on perfectly maintained Phinisi.

    All boats, Cabins & on-board furniture's have an authentic and sophisticated design, made with quality materials.


    Spacious and Comfortable
    shared space, Lounge, Sun Deck, Restaurant will grant you a maximum comfort.

    You will also enjoy free access to kayaks and stand-up paddles (SUP) if you wish to explore the surrounding.
    Then it's up to you to chose if you want to enjoy a stunning sunset from the lounge with a fresh drink or from the SUP in the middle of pristine water.

    One of the most, if not the most important part of your cruise, The Crew. They all are experienced, they know when to be discreet and how to treat you well.

    Another important part of your journey, the Food., you will enjoy some great dishes cooked with love by some skilled chef. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, you will be delighted all day long. 


    You can refer to the label on the boat description to have a quick overview about the class of the cruise.
    Luxury
     All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and Private bathroom (ensuite). 
    Comfort: All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and some cabins may have shared bathroom (Max 2 cabins).

    You should definitely consider the full charter option especially if you are planning this cruise with your family or friends. It will make the experience even more exceptional. As we offer a large choice of boat, no matter if you are 6, 10 or more than 12 we will find the best vessel according the standing you are expecting. From 1000$ per night in adventure standing, 2000$ per night in Comfort standing and from 3000$ in Luxury standing. Contact us for more informations.

    Not at all, beginners can do discover scuba diving during the cruise (let us know to arrange it)


    Open water certified divers or equivalent will have access to most of the dive sites, but to make the best of the cruise Advanced level and experience in drift dive is recommended. You can spend a few days with us in Bali before starting your cruise, by joining our Safari tour or to get your Advanced certification in one of our four dive centers, it will allow you to dive up to 30m depth, to join night dives and be more confident and comfortable while drift diving.

    For an even better training we recommend you to join the drift specialty in Nusa Lembongan.

    If you are more into Leisure, Yoga or Surfing, we can offer you some great cruise experience while practicing some of your favourite activities. Contact us for more informations.

    Indonesia spread over its more than 5000 km along the Equator which offers a tropical climate with only two season, dry & wet.

    Dry season is mainly from May to October Wet season from November to April.
    Keep in mind that Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, so you can visit year-round as wet season won’t start in the same time in different places.

    Landscapes are also pretty different due to Tropical rainforest climate and Tropical savannah climate.

    Komodo: All year around
    North Komodo: April to December
    South Komodo: January to march
    Raja Ampat: October to May
    Banda Island: September to November
    Alor: May to November

    We do recommend you to bring your own gears if you already own it. If not it’s not a big deal, you can rent the full set onboard, some of our partners provide rental equipment for free, maximum you can expect another 60$ per day.
    As a reminder, every scuba diver should be equipped with: Wetsuite/BCD/Regulator set/Fins/Weight system/Dive computer/SMB/Torchlight/Compass.


    Nitrox tanks are available on most of the boats, please refer to the boat description.

    Included: Transportation between airport & boat (return)/ Accommodation/ Meals and snacks/ non alcoholic beverage/ 12L tanks and weight system for divers

    Not Included:
    Marine park and Port authority fees / International and domestic flights/ Traveling - Diving Insurance / alcoholic beverage & espresso/ massage/ 15L tanks and dive gears rental for scuba divers

    Most of the time €, Us$ are accepted onboard, but we do recommend you to bring enough cash in local currency IDR. Payement by card are available on some boats, please refer to the boat description.
    Most of electric outlets on board are European type.

    Tipping from 5 to 10% of the cruise amount are expected, it express your satisfaction level. Tips are also an important income part for crew members.