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

Go diving with Whale Sharks in Triton Bay!

Diving Cruise TRITON BAY & SOUTH RAJA AMPAT | 10 Days / 9 Nights

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

Departures 2022:
9th Feb
- 22nd Feb

Departures 2023:
31st Jan
13rd Feb

360$ per day instead of 400$
Total 3600$/person FULL BOARD

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
Itinerary *
Boat & Cabin
Testimonials

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Liveaboard Triton Bay & South Raja Ampat

Day 1 : Embarkation in Sorong

In the morning we will pick you up at the airport or at your hotel located in Sorong area. You will receive a warm welcome once onboard and we will offer you a refreshing drink. We will do a small briefing and take you to your cabin. We will lift the anchor and start cruising South Raja Ampat.

Days 2 & 3 : South Raja Ampat

The South Raja Ampat is famous for its numerous world-class dive sites. In the South of Misool Island, you will find the dives sites of Boo, Yuliet, Fiabacet, Wayibalatan, Daram and Sagof… All these areas are composed of exceptional dive sites and we will have enough time within these two dives to cover most of them. We will do 4 dives per day and show you the most of South Raja Ampat.

Day 4 : Boo

In the morning, we will have enough time to go for three dives in Boo area, next to Misool. We will choose the dive sites according to your preferences and what you want to see. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the boat during the cruise to Pulau Pisang.

Day 5 : Pulau Pisang

Pulau Pisang mean “Banana Island”, no need to describe the vegetation growing on the land… In the water, we will go diving in T-Bone dive site which is a ridge that separates two islands. There is a big slope that leads to many elephant ear sponges! Two dives will be done in this area, as it is full of exceptional marine flora… In the afternoon, we will dive on the Dome dive sites which is a big seamount full of life. In the evening, we will head to Momon area.

Day 6 : Momon

Momon is the name of an area where there is an emblematic waterfall falling down the ocean. It is a unique place where wonderful dive sites are available. We will do 2 morning dives and go for an excursion to the top of the waterfall in the afternoon. It is a memorable day, a unique experience awaits you. Then, we will start crossing to Triton Bay.

Day 7 : Triton Bay

4 dives are scheduled today, we will go for two dives in the morning and two dives in the afternoon. The dive sites are yet to be chosen as we will do according to your preferences and to the conditions. Among the choices, we have the dive sites of Larry’s heaven, Bo’s Rainbow, Flasher Beach and many dive sites located in the strait that separates Aiduma Island and Southwest Papua.

Day 8 : Triton Bay area

Today, we will go for three other dive sites in Triton Bay area, we will do the one we did not explore yesterday. We have plenty of choice, this area is fruitful of world-class dive sites offering pelagic, colorful healthy corals and few macro sites.

Day 9 : Dive with Whale Sharks

Since, we always pick the right season, we will go finding the whale sharks under the local fishing boats. It is very common to find them hanging around in this area very early in the morning since all the fishes are more than abundant. Later, we will sail a bit more to reach Triton Bay where we will go for two wonderful dives.

Day 10 : Disembarkation in Kaimana

We will be arrived in Kaimana area in the morning, we will make a last great breakfast onboard, exchange some pictures and contacts with the group, start the check-out and say bye to the crew. Then, we will drive you back to the airport or to a hotel in Kaimana area if you plan to stay longer in West Papua.

* 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.

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

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FAQ

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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).