Dive Site: Mioskon, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Schooling blue-stripe snapper diving Mioskon at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic Reef
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 18MBottom: 30M
Location: At Mioskin Island

Description

The reef starts on Mioskon Island, it’s a perfect place for a check dive because of the easy dive conditions. The beautiful Mioskon reef offers new divers a great first impression of what they can expect from Raja Ampat. Schools of Yellow Snapper, Napoleon Wrasse, big groupers and many Wobbegong sharks can be found in Mioskon. Pigmy seahorses, different species of nudibranch can be seen as well. Being relatively shallow it makes for a good snorkel too.

Only 10 minutes from places like the Raja Ampat Dive Resort, it can also be done as a night dive, when you will find a completely different set of critters like sponge crabs, walking sharks, harlequin shrimps and many other strange and amazing creatures.

Seafan and diver diving Mioskon at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

Sandy and coral rubble patches between the coral bommies and clusters make this an easy dive.

Soft corals and spikey sponge diving Mioskon at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

The clusters contain a variety of hard and soft corals, sponges and tunicates.

Sabre squirrelfish diving Mioskon at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

Amongst the coating corals, there’s staghorn and leather corals, and a good selection of reef fish.

Seafan with featherstars diving Mioskon at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

There are also magnificent orange seafans adorned with featherstars and surrounded by anthias.

Blue-stripe snapper and diver diving Mioskon at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

At some point you’ll come across the blue-stripe snapper.

Snapper trail above the leather coral diving Mioskon at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit

There’s a pretty long trail of them!

Diver photographing snapper closer diving Mioskon at Raja Ampat Dampier Strait West Papua Indonesia by Diveplanit