Magic Mountain

A huge underwater seamount

Magic Mountain Raja Ampat
  • A beautiful Mantas' cleaning station

    Magic Mountain is a huge underwater seamount covered in reef, with nonstop fish action all day long, located in the far South of Raja Ampat, in the Misool region. It is also a busy manta rays’ cleaning station.

    Manta Ray in Magic Mountain

    An adventure in Central & South Raja Ampat

    Diving Cruise RAJA AMPAT

    | 12 Days / 11 Nights | 3192 € Full Board

    Central & South Raja Ampat, 
    Waisai to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2022 November 19th to 30th

    266 per day

    Up to 3 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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    Dive plan & Topography

    This beautiful submerged pinnacle starts at just 6 meters from the surface and resembles an underwater plateau mountain, progressively stepping down. The first sight you will get, jumping from the dive boat, is an impressive hard coral garden on the shallowest flat top of the ridge. Diving deeper, where the current picks up a little, your first encounters will be with schools of barracuda, fusiliers, and surgeonfish playing in the current, and in shallower places, the stars are large groups of jacks and trevally hunting for their preys while large napoleon wrasse swoop in for scraps. On the west side of the pinnacle lies a long peninsula that is covered in sea fans and soft corals, where you will often see white tip and grey reef sharks cruising in the upwelling from the deeper waters.

    Magic Mountain also features at least two manta ray cleaning stations, frequented visited by both, the giant Oceanic (birostris) as well as the smaller reef manta, (alfredi). Manta rays come here to be cleaned of parasites by wrasse and other hungry reef fish. One of these stations is at the end of the peninsula, and you can also find another one in shallower waters, providing an incredible safety stop for lucky divers.

    Hard Corals Reef in Magic Mountain

    Other oceanic species and vibrant Flora

    In addition to the mantas, some other incredible marine life in this site include large school of yellow snapper, batfish, large grouper, turtles, ocean triggerfish, clouds of anthias, the occasional wobbegong shark, Raja Ampat walking sharks, friendly hump head wrasse, and whatever else might swim by. You will never know for sure what you will encounter, which is a great characteristic of the site, since two dives at Magic Mountain are never the same.

    Magic Mountain features vibrant soft corals, and great sea fans, surrounded by a cloud of small colorful reef fishes feeding from the current passing up and over the ridge. Going down to 25 meters along the ridge edge, you will find wonderful macro critters clinging to the ridge walls, such as pygmy seahorses, nudibranch and colorful shrimps of various shapes.

    Green Turtle in the Blue

    Recommended for experienced divers

    Since the site is completely exposed to strong oceanic currents, you can expect to see large schools of pelagic in the blue. For the same reason, Magic Mountain is a better fit for advanced divers, who may sometimes need to use a reef hook, in order to better enjoy this pelagic action. Despite having a depth of more than 30 meters, the site is better around 25 meters.

     You can dive at Magic Mountain all year round. Diving in this area of Raja Ampat is a luxury many will die for.  If you are looking for an action packed dive site, with great chances of seeing majestic Mantas, with the perfect combination of the small guys and big guys, then Magic Mountain is the dive site for you.

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    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.

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    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. 


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     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.

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    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
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    South Komodo: January to march
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    Banda Island: September to November
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    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:
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    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.