The island of Kri is a very tranquil little island. The island is one of the most popular destinations of Raja Ampat. It is often called the Lonely Planet Effect. Even though the island is small and narrow, it has extraordinary marine biodiversity and amazing beaches landscapes. No wonder the best walks on this place are along the coastlines during those special moments while watching the sunset. If you are a diver enthusiast, you must visit Kri Island because it has the earth’s richest marine biodiversity. There are plenty of dive sites around this island that are world-famous, and dive sites around this island are spectacular. Want to know where to dive on this island? Here is the top dive site for you!
Cape Kri, Favorite dive site at Kri Island
It’s located in the east of Kri Island. Cape Kri in Raja Ampat’s best-known dive site. You can feel an unforgettable experience here because there are so various fish and colorful coral reefs, and the sun’s rays from the surface of the sea cannot penetrate the water. Only this place, you can find carpet sharks or wobbegong sharks, snapper, tuna, fusilier, sweetlips, butterflyfish, and angelfish. If pure diversity of species is your list, then this is a dive site for you.
Melissa’s Garden is one of the best dive sites on Kri Island. The oval-shaped reef here is teeming with small beautiful marine life. The dive site features extended areas of coral gardens with their intense colors and beautiful forms that excite an exciting dive. With a depth of 20-25 meters, Melissa’s Garden offers gorgeous scenery you won’t forget. If you are a macro photography lover, it is an excellent place for you!
Mike’s Point is a popular site for advanced divers. This dive site offers a beautiful wall that is covered with massive black corals and giant gorgonians. When you dive here, you need to be careful because the current can be strong on this dive site. You can see lionfish, blacktip reef sharks, nudibranchs, seahorse trumpet fish, and pipefish. But if you are lucky, you can even see large Silvertip Sharks here.
Explore Kri Island Dive Site, Blue Magic
Blue Magic is famous for its underwater life with divers because it features lots of pelagic fish. Spectacular schools of fish swirled and gathered at this dive site to regularly feed or be cleaned by divers. Apart from the big marine fishes, there are also pygmy seahorses. The seawater is clean and makes the underwater life never ceases to amaze explorers.
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Manta Sandy is one of the busiest dive sites in Raja Ampat. The site is the main cleaning station for Manta Rays because this site is very rice in plankton, and there is a narrow channel with several coral bommies that features small coral bommies located between the main and a smaller one. The Manta Sandy is a shallow site; this site is perfect and offers you the chance to get close, swimming with excellent manta ray views.