Blue Magic

One of the best dive site in the whole Raja Ampat archipelago

Raja Ampat Blue Magic
  • A reef going from 8 to 30 meters deep

    Blue Magic dive site is a pinnacle reef out in the open ocean, situated between the island of Kri to the Southwest and the main island of Waisai to the Northeast, in the Dampier Strait. Blue Magic is one of the most popular sites in Northern Raja Ampat and without a doubt one of the best dive sites in the whole archipelago. This reef starts at around 8 meters of the surface and descends down to a depth of approximately 30 meters. Everywhere you look is full of life, colors and movement.

    Blue Magic Reef

    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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    Huge diversity of Pelagic

    The reason why Blue Magic is so popular among divers, is because it features lots of pelagic fish. The name of the site comes from the clear blue waters around the pinnacle and the magic of diving in a site with such a large number of pelagic fish. Most of these fish gather at this dive site either to feed or to be cleaned, as there are several cleaning stations, a display that can be regularly observed by divers.

    The biodiversity of Blue Magic is quite large, so divers should look out for the many different species that can be found. The pelagic fish include many different species of jack fish, the most common type of fish seen in the site, often swimming together near the surface, as well as tuna and oceanic Manta Rays swimming out in the deep blue. Grey reef sharks are also frequent here, along with white tip reef sharks and black tip reef sharks.

    Giant Oceanic Manta in Blue Magic

    More Pelagic & also some Macro

    As you descend deeper, it is common to come across bighead trevallies, dog-toothed tunas, large schools of sweetlips, wobbegong sharks and swirling schools of hunting barracudas. Other fish you will spot are butterfly fish, snapper, fusilier wrasse, Spanish Mackerel, triggerfish, eels, bump head parrots, groupers, damselfish and many more. Under every overhang you’ll find surgeons, squirrelfish and soldier fish hiding. 

    There are plenty of places to get down low and look for the small stuff too, on the top of the pinnacle are all kinds of nudibranchs hiding in the reef, pygmy seahorses, crabs, octopus, shrimps, flatworms and scorpion fish. Along the slopes and onto the reef top are a variety of fans, sponges and soft and hard corals. Large coral heads provide protection for more reclusive reef inhabitants.

    Yellow Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse

    Kind of dive & weather conditions

    Different types of fishes and corals are waiting to be found, but as can be expected with pelagic fish dive sites, the currents are a little bit strong, which can make it a bit challenging reaching further. At the lower parts of the dive, the current is not as strong though, however it is still recommended for more experienced divers and an advanced level is advised.

    Visibility is normally above 15 meters and can reach a maximum of 30 meters. You can enjoy this must-dive in Raja Ampat all year round, because the water temperature ranges from 28 to 30 Celsius degrees, providing comfortable diving conditions throughout the year. Having said that, the high season is from October through April, when blooming plankton brings more pelagic fish.

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    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.

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    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.