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Dive Raja Ampat's Most Biodiverse Scuba Diving Sites at Misool Eco Resort Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Indonesia, is home to the world's richest reefs and dive sites. Located at the heart of the Coral Triangle, the region sprawls over 4.6 million hectares (17,000 sq miles) and boasts the majority of the world's reef-building corals. In an area the size of two football fields, scientists discovered more than six times as many coral species as live in the entire Caribbean Sea.

Raja Ampat's reefs are home to over 700 species of mollusks and over 1,400 species of fish. Counted among those is the newly discovered 'walking' epaulette shark, commonly seen on night dives on our House Reef.

You can expect to dive a wide variety of sites during your stay at Misool Eco Resort. Our corner of southern Raja Ampat is particularly famous for its untouched reefs festooned with wildly colourful soft corals, expansive hard coral gardens, massive gorgonian sea fans, and rich reef life. Please read more about our local dive sites here and our House Reef here.

Our resort island is surrounded by a 1,220 sq km (465 sq mi/300,000 acre) Marine Protected Area, which we established in 2005 and expanded in 2010. Our island and our dive sites are protected by a 828 skq km No-Take Zone (NTZ). Inside this NTZ, all fishing, cyanide fishing, bombing, shark finning, harvesting of turtle eggs and shellfish are prohibited. This means that our area's astounding marine biodiversity will only continue to grow, safeguarding it for generations to come. You can read more about our No-Take Zone here. In 2010, Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers successfully petitioned the Raja Ampat government to declare the Raja Ampat a Shark and Manta Sanctuary.

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