Mike's Point

A unique dive site, bombed during the WWII

Mike
  • In the middle of Dampier Strait

    Mike’s Point is a fascinating and popular dive site, located in the Eastern tip of Kerupiar island, just off the South-East coast of Gam, almost smack in the middle of the Dampier Strait.

    Given its history, this unique area differs from the others. During the Second World War, the U.S. Air Force confused the area with a Japanese ship and bombed it, leaving the topography very different from the rest of the archipelago. The impacts have created an unusual rock formation with grooves in the wall, sort of like caves, where you can now dive. This has been fortuitous for the dive site, since now is a perfect spot for critters to hide within their dark crevices. This is the reason why this dive site is one of the most popular dive sites in Raja Ampat, the incredible marine life inhabiting the slopes and plateau.

    Huge Brain Coral

    Go diving with Whale Sharks in Triton Bay!

    Diving Cruise TRITON BAY & SOUTH RAJA AMPAT

    | 10 Days / 9 Nights | 3749 € Full Board

    Cruise in Triton Bay & Raja Ampat, 
    Sorong to Kaimana or
    Kaimana to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2024 March 25th to 03th

    375 per day

    Up to 4 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.8
    Life Onboard
    9.7
    Activities
    9.9

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    Big diversity of Pelagic

    At Mike’s Point, there are always larger fish passing by, such as whitetip and blacktip sharks, eagle rays, green turtles, sea snakes, schools of barracudas, Napoleon wrasse, huge bump head parrotfish. The famous wobbegong sharks can also be found here. In some of the small caves and crevices you will encounter many yellow striped sweetlips or tunas. On most dives, Spanish Mackerel, fusiliers, jacks, moray eels, snapper, butterfly fish, cardinal, angelfish, anthias and many other types of reef fish make an appearance. And if you are very lucky, you can even see large silver tip sharks. The wall is very attractive to fish as well, with large pelagic fish in abundance. It is also covered with an abundance of soft corals, huge black corals, soft corals, giant gorgonians and sponges. You will find amazing finger corals, sea whips and anemones. It is a great spot for fish portraits and coral photography.

    Angelfish Pomacanthus Xanthometopon

    Many other species & Macro

    But not everything is on the ocean floor; on the Southern side of the shallow plateau there is a superb hard coral garden and gorgonian fan garden, where you can find sea serpents, turtles, carpet sharks or walking fish. It is also a tremendous place to do your safety stop. Given the crevices and overhangs, macro diving is also excellent, so divers can expect to spot an array of macro subjects, such as nudibranchs, pygmy seashores, mantis shrimps, scorpion fish, crabs and more.

    Chromodoris Albopunctata Nudibranch

    Dive plan & Conditions

    The Eastern and Southern flanks of the island are where the rich currents of the Dampier Strait have worked their magic, however this undoubtable excellent dive needs to be carefully planned due to the strength of these currents, which can sometimes turn downwards due to the speed. Besides, at Mike’s Point you can descend up to more than 30 meters, so an experienced level for this dive site is definitely required.

    Mike’s Point is very recommendable when visiting Raja Ampat, as is an unpredictable dive site offering a remarkably recovered reef, with fantastic corals, a swim-through cave at 9 meters and some seriously strong currents drawing many fish.  The average water temperature of the site varies between 26 to 30 Celsius degrees and you can dive in here all year long.

    Moray Eel at the Cleaning Station

    THE CRUISE OF YOUR DREAMS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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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.


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    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.