Waisai Market Visit
This small local market offers a sensory experience filled with stalls of fresh seasonal
vegetables, fruit and delicacies. Taste fruit that resembles a dragon’s egg (also known as
Snake Fruit) or give your skin a Vitamin C boost with the sweet and sticky Matoa Fruit (looks
like grapes and tastes like Lychee). Buy vendor food such as banana fritters and avocado
smoothies or simply sink your teeth into a Purple Dragon Fruit (our personal favourite).
Raja Ampat is well known for its karst landscapes and limestone cliffs that lead into
enchanting caves. One such cave can be explored via the veritable river that flows
through it. Be sure to bring your underwater torch to view all the unique critters
that call this cave home.
Fruit Bat Migration
This experience will transport you to an episode on National Geographic. Take some
time to experience the majestic sight of a colony of Fruit Bats, travelling from
Waigeo island to Mioskon. These bats migrate at sunrise to hang in the trees in
Mioskon during the day. When sunset hits, you will see 3 – 5 bats take flight
first before the colony of bats follow in numbers back to the mainland to feed
on the fruits during the night.
Bird of Paradise Excursion
Raja Ampat has long been famous for its Birds of Paradise, ever since the ancient
trade in their feathers in the 18th Century. Over 250 species have been connected
to the archipelago including the well-known Greater Bird-of-Paradise.
Some of these species can be easily seen during a short excursion – but others will
require an extended jungle trek. Birdlife on the islands is rich and diverse and
guarantees days filled with birdsong no matter where you are.
Another way of helping is asking your dive resort about invasive species and keeping a look-out
during your dives. The Crown of Thorns Seastar - a predator of coral - has been causing a bit of a
stir in Raja Ampat. It's believed the seastars were introduced to the reef through the ballast water
of passing cargo ships, and with few predators in Indonesian waters, they have thrived.
Keep a lookout for infestations of 5-10 observed in any one traverse.
Pearl Farm Visit
The Cendana Pearl Farm provides the sheltered waters critical to the cultivation of pearls.
Be escorted by one of our speed boats and enjoy these unique demonstrations of seeding and the
amount of time-consuming care and diligence required to successfully produce these quality jewels
of the ocean.
Hidden Sandbank Visit
Raja Ampat has two tides every 24hours and leaves a period every day where you can explore
exposed sandbanks that are normally engulfed in water during high tide. Let us take you to
one of these hidden gems at the perfect time.
With over 288 dive sites that are easily accessible with our speed boats, we know exactly
where to go to find those nocturnal creatures that only show up at night. Some sightings
include the Walking and Wobbegong Shark.
Blue River Excursion
Due to deep water and narrow channels flushing out the turbid water from the mangroves,
areas like ‘The Blue River’ offer lighting that will truly leave you enchanted. Be
greeted by a pool of blue water that is refreshingly cold to the touch, peacefully
sleeping under a jungle canopy.
We know all the best snorkelling spots in Raja Ampat and will escort you to some of
the most famous jetties that include an abundance of life with frequent sightings of
reef sharks, turtles, dugongs and majestic mantas during October to April. If you are
not much of an avid diver, enjoy a snorkel adventure with us which allows you to
experience almost all the same sightings as divers.
Paddle Boarding Safaris
A great way to experience the immense beauty of Raja Ampat’s ecosystems is via Standup
Paddle Boarding. You can either opt to rent the SUPs from us to take off on your own
excursion or be whisked off to a nearby area via one of our speed boats for a guided
tour that promises to showcase Raja Ampat’s beauty above and below your paddle board.
Meridian Adventure Dive prides itself in making a difference in the communities and
surrounding waters. Take part in our monthly beach cleanups, Dive against Debris
data collection or get to experience how we remove the invasive species Crown of
Other Adventure Activities in
Hiking to Waterfalls
Iconic trips such as Piaynemo (famous lookout point) and a scenic Waiyai hike
Pencil Rock Excursion
Private Boat Tours
Feeling more romantic?
Enjoy a sunset excursion with cocktails and canapés on a nearby beach or wine and
dine at our Marina Mangrove Deck with a romantic dinner setup.
Or heck, just grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the spectacular view of the marina
after your adventure-filled day in Raja Ampat.
Whatever your preference, our dedicated and experienced team will be able to take
you on those incredible experiences, that promises to showcase the best Raja Ampat
has to offer.