Planning Papua diving, of course you have to know the best diving spots in Raja Ampat. Selat Dampier is one of the most popular diving spots among domestic and foreign divers. Selat Dampier is included in the regional water conservation area. Divers call the Selat Dampier an underwater paradise. Exploration Papua diving in the Selat Dampier, allows you to find whales, dolphins and dugongs.
Papua diving : Type of diving in the Selat Dampier
For professional divers, the Papua diving Raja Ampat spot is a challenge to conquer various types of dives. There are various types of dives in this spot, ranging from driftdive, cavediving, and muckdiving.
A type of diving in which the divers go with the current. In this type of dive, divers must avoid going against the current because of the potential for running out of air. This type of diving is the most relaxing and enjoyable.
This type of dive is diving in waters dominated by sand deposits, dust and natural debris from dead coral reefs. Muck diving is usually to find or observe unique sea creatures.
Spot Diving in Selat Dampier
This area has walls and caves that are diving spots. This dive spot emerged as a result of the U.S. explosion. Air Force in World War II. In this spot, divers can see marine life such as sweet lips tropical carangidi or large fish such as sharks. The beauty of the coral reefs in the Selat Dampier is where the kefil fish and carpet sharks live. To be able to explore the shipwreck, you have to dive at a depth of 30 meters.
Several types of marine life that divers can find in the Selat Dampier include shark, skipjack, tuna, snapper, grouper, bobara, and barracuda. Selat Dampier is also highly recommended for beginner divers.
Selat Dampier is one of Papua’s favorite diving spots because it is the most active area in crossing cetaceans and dugongs, including:
- Sperm whale (Physeter Macrocephalus)
- Killer whale (Orcinus orca)
- Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera brydei)
- Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
- Indopacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
- False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens)
- Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris)
- Short-finned guide whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)
- Dugong (Dugong dugon)
Selat Dampier is not the only dive spot in Raja Ampat. Many other dive spots such as cross wreck, chicken reef, blue magic, Tanjung kri, and many others. Each Papua diving spot has a different current. Divers in Papua diving with strong currents must ensure that they are certified advanced or even master to ensure safety during diving.