The Passage

A fjord-like is the middle of Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat The Passage
  • A unique location and environment

    The Passage dive site stands out for its own fjord-like characteristics. This is a narrow canyon, situated between Gam Island and Waigeo Island. This river-like strait leads from the western reach of Kabui bay to the ocean, west of Gam and Waigeo. The channel is around 25 meters wide and its main section is 5 meters deep, it is a place where a small ecosystem of unique corals has emerged.

    Schools of Fusiliers and Sweetlips

    Uncover the Four Kings archipelago

    Leisure & Snorkeling Cruise RAJA AMPAT

    | 8 Days / 7 Nights | 3152 € Full Board

    Central & North Raja Ampat, 
    Sorong to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2024 November 08th to 15th

    394 per day

    Up to 3 snorkeling sessions/day
    Paddlin & kayaking

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

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    Topography of the dive site

    Its shoreline is covered by blue mangroves and rainforest and in the shallow areas rare archer fish and soft corals can be seen. This one of a kind dive site, offers its divers numerous quiet grottoes, caves, arches and underwater passages. There is a wide variety of marine life feeding from the nutrient rich waters, which is brought by the water that flows through the channel and that has been drawn in by the tides. Diving in the mangroves will make you feel you’re diving through a jungle river with stunning coral on the bottom.

    Bumphead Parrotfish Raja Ampat

    Marine life & Fauna

    The Passage’s unique layout gives it a distinctive micro habitat, where you will easily find many different kinds of pygmy seahorses, such as yellow and pink Barbiganti, orange and pink Denise, as well as numerous and colorful nudibranchs, shrimps, flatworms, octopuses hiding in coral crevices, sea fans of all colors, toad fish and many gobies, blennies and crustaceans. Underwater photographers will be truly delighted with this place, better stick to the edges where the mangrove lined cliffs create yet another micro-ecology.

    Some other marine life that divers can find in this amazing spot, where mangroves and rainforest meet the reef in a maze of limestone cliffs, are schools of fusiliers, the archerfish, moray eels, schools of jacks, blue spotted stingray, cuttlefish, cardinal, batfish, sponges, turtles, rays, and bump head parrotfish schools, oriental sweetlips, numerous lionfish and scorpionfish, even Wobbegong sharks can be spotted laying under ledges. Reef sharks can be seen out in the current. And some pelagic species such as large tuna, barracuda and trevally. Emperor angelfish and masked butterfly fish are just a couple of other species on display. And if you are extremely lucky a manta ray or eagle ray might come flying by!

    Undulate Phyllodesmium

    Flora and architecture

    The coral reef starts just below the surface and descents to around 35 meters, but divers can expect to dive at around 10 meters. Despite being also a famous snorkeling site, for its picturesque landscapes below and above water, wealth of marine biodiversity, sheltered areas and for not being necessary to dive it deeply, The Passage will usually be dived as a drift dive as it can be affected by strong currents. Divers will need certain degree of self-confidence underwater to navigate this magic place, with several narrow passages in the cliff and many underwater tunnels which often lead to underwater pools that have further caves, nooks and crannies waiting to be explored.

    Divers can find wonderful soft corals, amazing bright and gigantic orange sea fans nearly reaching the surface and large purple sponges. There are also many hydroids, sea squirts and sea pens.

    Striped Blenny

    Diving, Snorkeling or Kayaking

    And for those who don’t want to jump into the water, exploring this unbelievable waterway is also possible by kayak, but be sure to have your camera out though.

    Diving conditions are good throughout the year in this most unique dive site in Raja Ampat, with a lovely water temperature that remains around 28 to 30 Celsius degrees all year long. So be ready to dive at any time in this top dive site that resembles a river flowing between two islands.

    Porcelain Crab


    Whether you're looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new landscapes & meeting new people, 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.
     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.