Underwater Photography – Raja Ampat Islands

If you thought that the landscapes of Indonesia were spectacular, you’ll be awestruck when you visit the underwater habitats that make Raja Ampat the underwater paradise of the earth.

Raja Ampat is an archipelago consisting of over 10,000 islands. The Islands stretch over a total of 50,000 square kilometers. The islands offer a wide variety of landscapes that draw thousands of tourists every year.

However, with the discovery of thousands of dive sites offering a wide variety of habitats to explore, more tourists are being drawn to the underwater world that Raja Ampat offers.

Marine life in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat underwater photography

The waters of Raja Ampat are warm throughout the year. The average temperatures range from 22 to 30 degrees Celsius. The warm waters provide the perfect conditions for a wide variety of marine species to thrive.

Underwater photographers will be spoilt for choice with over 600 coral species and 700 different kinds of mollusks. There are also 1000 different species of fish as well as 60 different crayfish. The rich underwater life will make for some of the most spectacular underwater photographs you have ever taken.

Diving in Raja Ampat

diving in raja ampat

If you want to get a glimpse of some of the most beautiful underwater scenes, Raja Ampat dive sites offer you a wide variety to choose from. Raja Ampat’s marine world remains unspoiled. Diving into these habitats gives any adventurer the feeling of stepping back in time.

The waters in the area are known for diversity not just in marine life but also in habitats. Dive sites offer a wide variety of habitats for underwater photographers to explore. These include coral reefs, black sands, white sands, seagrass beds, shallow reefs, mangroves, and caves as well as drop-offs.

These habitats feature different species of marine life. Underwater photographers will find that each dive site offers a unique diving experience and unique scenes for memorable photographs. Many of the dive sites feature soft corals that are brightly colored. In shallow areas, the sun illuminates the reefs giving the underwater world a magical splash of color.

Exploration of the waters in the archipelago is still ongoing. There are new dive sites being discovered for adventurous underwater photographers. The waters of Raja Ampat are buzzing with life. There are habitats that are unique to the archipelago as well as those that are representative of other habitats in different parts of the world. Be sure to pack some extra memory cards to capture as much as possible. Contact us to book your dive on Raja Ampat.