Dive Site: Blue Magic, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Featherstars coral tunicates and anemones diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic Reef
Depth: Top: 8MMedian: 24MBottom: 30M
Location: Between Mioskon and Cape Kri

Description

Blue Magic is one of the most popular sites in northern Raja Ampat. This open water reef runs to within 8 metres of the surface. Almost anything can be seen from mantas, sharks and tuna to massive schools of jacks and barracuda. Along the slopes and onto the reef top are a variety of fans, sponges and soft and hard corals.

Colourful bommie with diver for scale diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

Large corals heads provide protection for more reclusive reef inhabitants and those in need of a clean from obliging cleaner wrasse.

Titan trigger diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

Literally anything can appear along the way.

Idol pair diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

Every surface is covered with life of one form or another: you just need to shine a light to see the amazing deep colours.

Reef scene with diver diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

That said, it’s still a very accessible reef even for newer divers.

School of unhappy jacks diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

You’d be unlucky not to see a large school of jacks at some point during the dive.

Reef scene with eye-band surgeon diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

Under every overhang you’ll find surgeons, squirrelfish and soldier fish hiding.

Clown trigger and soft coral diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

The triggerfish usually seem to be on their way to somewhere…

Swim thru with diver diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

There are plenty of places to get down low and look for the small stuff too.

Tasselled wobbegong diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

You might find yourself a tasselled wobbegong resting under a ledge.

Diversity of life in a single shot diving Blue Magic at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit