TRITON BAY - KAIMANA

Raja Ampat may be firmly established now as a dream dive destination but other regions around West Papua also offer fascinating scuba experiences and are attracting more liveaboards to their remote and uncrowded sites. Triton Bay is one such place and it promises rich rewards to those lucky divers who are keen to get off the most beaten tracks. Comparisons with the diving in Raja Ampat are impossible not to make. The 2 areas form part of the same region and much of the topography and many of the species are common to both areas. In fact new species of gobies, wrasses and corals have all been identified in Triton Bay in recent years, with some experienced scuba divers viewing the 4 Kings as royalty, but Triton Bay as the home of the God of the Sea.

Triton Bay is known for displaying a similarly impressive level of soft coral coverage as places like Misool Island. Epaulette sharks can be seen walking over the reefs as giant groupers lurk in sheltered spots, while schools of jacks and fusiliers dart around en masse. Squadrons of bumphead parrotfish charge around chomping the coral into fine sand, watched by ever-present turtles.

Triton Bay's black coral forests are awesome in scale and never fail to impress. Above the water is also fascinating with lush green landscapes, local people whose lives are a million miles from your own, and ancient cave paintings which root the people to their ancestral land. Not many liveaboard diving charters visit this region and the pioneering spirit and sense of privilege you feel while visiting Triton Bay is palpable. What other parts of Papua Province have over Raja Ampat could be the almost guaranteed presence of some of the larger creatures scuba divers are ever likely to encounter. Triton Bay boasts a resident pod of pilot whales, the sight of which will linger long in the memories of those who dive with them. There are also areas in the Triton Bay region which promise all manner of critter appearances including frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, wonderpus, pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs galore. Photographers are advised not to leave their macros lenses at home!

Dive Site Descriptions
Disney Land - With a name like Disney Land, it is no surprise that this site was named by the legendary American diver Larry Smith. From the surface the site appears to be a small island of rock breaking through the surface. Below the waves is a series of sloping reefs, many of which are covered by masses of black coral as far as the eye can see. GT Rock - One of the reasons why divers love Triton Bay is that at some sites, when the conditions are just right, the volumes of fish can be extraordinary. Unusual therefore that GT Rock should take its name from a single species - the giant trevally.

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