Miokson

Beautiful & easy dive site in the North of Raja Ampat archipelago

Mioskon Raja Ampat

Gentle slope and rich sandy bottom

Mioskon is another beautiful dive site located in the North of Raja Ampat, in the Dampier Strait The coral reef at Mioskon, surrounds the Island in a V shape, where along a gentle slope down to 25 meters, life abounds and springs up from everywhere. The sandy bottom is covered by coral bommies, wire coral and plenty of small groups of reef fish.

Yellow Ribbon Eel Female

Discover the mythic archipelago of the Four Kings

Diving Cruise RAJA AMPAT | 8 Days / 7 Nights

South Raja Ampat & West Waigeo Island, 
Waisai to Waisai

Departures
2022
- 11th
 May
5th June
- 2nd, 11th & 21st Aug
9th & 19th Nov
3rd Dec

Departures 2023:
- 10th Jan
- 3rd & 13th Mar
- 29th Apr
- 23rd May

300$ per day instead of 350$
Total 2399$/person FULL BOARD

Up to 3 dives/day

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Boat Rating *

Global
9.8
Vessel
9.7
Life Onboard
10.0
Activities
9.8
Itinerary *
Boat & Cabin
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Map Cruise Raja Ampat 8 Days 7 Nights

Day 1 : Sorong - Waisai

The adventure starts with your pick-up from Sorong Airport or your hotel, the crew will transfer you to the vessel located in Waisai harbor. Once arrived, you will be offered a welcome drink and right after your check-in, we will lift the anchor. You will have enough time to unpack, set your gear and socialize with others. You will spend your first dinner and night on board.

Day 2 : East Dampier Strait

South Waigeo, Gam Island and the Dampier Strait are a renowned area of Raja Ampat. The Dampier Strait is full of an amazing marine diversity due to the rich currents going through this area. We will start with diving on the East side of the passage at Blue Magic which is an incredible dive site and the best to start your dive liveaboard. In the afternoon, we will go diving to Sardine Reef and Kap Kri where we will have the chance to see some big pelagic! At the end of the day, we will drop the anchor in Yenbuba bay where we might have the time to take a small walk in the streets of this authentic village toward the church.

Day 3 : Mansuar Island

The small village of Saundarek is located on this island but it does not change the fact that this is one of the most abundant area in marine life. We will go diving in the waters from this village and discover the Napoleon wrasse, barracudas and reefs sharks that swim in the area… Later, we will have few opportunities and will decide the dive sites according to the conditions but the idea is either to go diving with Manta rays at Manta Ridge, in the incredible Coral Garden of Mayhem or in Cytrus or Yeben Kecil… Many wonderful dive sites full of diversity. At the end of the day, we will have a tasty BBQ party on Yeben beach!

Day 4 : Pianemo Island

Early in the morning, we will arrive at Pianemo and go dive on its famous Reef where you will enjoy one of the largest populations of pelagic in the area. This site is very impressive, especially when the current is strong, when you can see the most of it. After breakfast, we will go dive on Melissa’s Garden, the most well-known site in the region, famous for its impressive and healthy hard coral reefs. Then, we will dive in Galaxy dive site which offer a large reef with abundant marine life. In the afternoon after your third dive, we will take you to Penemu Island where you can walk up to the famous viewpoint above Pianemo’s star-shaped lagoons. You will also have time to kayak and paddleboard amongst the incredible karst limestone landscape before sunset, dinner and night on board.

Day 5 : Wayag archipelago

Early morning, we planned to do a small trekking to the top of mount Pindito where an astonishing view is waiting for you, probably the best panorama you ever seen… After that, we will organize a dive in the waters next to this island where diversity is optimum. In the afternoon, we will go cruising between the islets with the speed boat and you will be offered to go diving, kayaking or paddling around this wonderful area. Few viewpoints are not to be missed!

Day 6 : Wohof Island

We will drop the anchor in front of this paradisiac island where white sand beach meets walls and stunning corals. We will go diving on the epic site of Edy’s Black Forest, black corals cover this reef with exceptional macro and don’t forget to look around to spot the schools of Trevally… We will also dive on Wofoh wall which is a gentle drift dive that allows you to examine the multicolor corals and the beautiful macro within the rocks: nudibranchs, crabs, shrimps are everywhere in the wall, just look around you to not miss anything!

Day 7 : Dampier Strait

Today is a special day as we need to schedule the dives according to your return flight. Anyway, most probably, we will be able to admire Wobbegong sharks in Mioskon and we will take you to Cape Kri where a record of 374 fish species identified during a 90-minute dive! A muck night dive awaits you at Yenbuba Jetty where we can find bobtail squid, octopus, stargazers, ghost pipefish, toadfish and lots of nudis. Only one or two dives will be possible on the last full day of cruise to match the surface time required for your return flight on the next day. In the evening, we will sail back to Sorong.

Day 8 : Disembarkation in Sorong

After breakfast and the last exchange of photos and memories, it will be time to say bye-bye to the crew, after what we will bring you back to your hotel or to the Airport in Sorong.

* Please note that the itinerary and services mentioned above are subject to be changed if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require the captain or the crew to do so. However, we will always do our best to stick to this program.

Accessible for Divers & Snorkelers

Unlike other sites in the North area of the archipelago, this is a perfect place for beginner’s divers and snorkelers. The fact that the island is surrounded by a formation of corals plus being a relatively shallow site, makes it a very suitable spot for them. This beautiful reef will offer to new divers a great first impression of what they can expect to see in Raja Ampat.

Large Grouper

What you should expect:

The start of this relaxing dive should be done on the current side of the island, leaving a good distance between the entry point and the best point of the dive site on the south-eastern side. The slope down to the sandy plateau has much to see, you will encounter a great number of Yellowtail and Blue Lined Snappers, sweeping up and down the reef, Napoleon Wrasse and several big groupers. It is also very likely to see many Wobbegong sharks, this rare species is the king of camouflage and is endemic to the region. They will mostly be in the several bommies on the shallow plateau reef, waiting patiently for their prey. Stopping at around 12 meters’ depth, will give the chance to observe a wide variety of tropical and pelagic fish: fusiliers, jacks, moray eels, humpback parrot fish, pagoda fish.

As you come up towards the top of the reef at around 9 meters, you will see one of the highlights of the site, a giant clam, as its name suggests, is a very big and old clam. Next to this species on the coral rocks, there are few tiny pontohi seahorses, which after seeing the largest clam species on earth, will make the experience even more special. Better have a guide to point it out where to look. Other pygmy seahorses and different species of nudibranch can be seen as well.

Tiger Mantis Shrimp

More Fauna & beautiful Flora

Additional marine life that will amaze you too, are Jack, sweetlips, butterfly, angel, damselfish, batfish, parrot fish, surgeon fish among many others. This is a very popular site for seeing peacock mantis shrimp and on rare occasions divers can spot the blue ring octopus. Miokson can also be done as a night dive, when you will find a completely different set of critters like sponge crabs, walking sharks, harlequin shrimps and many other strange and amazing creatures.

Miokson is a superb site with numerous bommies densely covered in soft corals. Amongst these corals, there are staghorn and leather corals. There are also magnificent orange sea fans adorned with feathers and surrounded by anthias as well as a variety of hard corals, sponges and tunicates.

This site, with easy dive conditions, with a depth ranging from 2 to 25 meters, where you can lazily drift around the eastern side of the island, is one of the most beautiful dive sites in the region. It welcomes all levels of divers, therefore Miokson shouldn’t be missed out.

Blue Ringed Octopus

THE CRUISE OF YOUR DREAMS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS