wee critters, gentle giants, and everything in between

For experienced divers, the Misool Marine Reserve has it all. Reefs explode with life and colour making it difficult squeeze it all into your wide-angle frame. You’ll have to work hard to avoid the Reef and Oceanic Mantas which routinely glide into shot. Pygmy seahorses are guaranteed, so don’t forget your magnifying glass and our 19 endemic species make Misool the best place to see creatures that you didn’t know existed.

the dive centre

  • free nitrox for qualified divers. 

  • nitrox courses available

  • library of fish ID books

  • dive operations powered by solar

  • 50 sq m workstation for photographers and videographers

  • apollo av-2 evolution scooters available for rent

  • UV night diving on request


the dive team

  • 1 instructor, 9 dive guides, 2 snorkel guides

  • 41,350+ hours underwater experience between the team

  • commitment to in-house training and promotion

  • 6 of the current dive team trained to Dive Master at Misool

  • typical group size 4 divers per guide 

  • private guides available on request

  • private boats available and subject to availability


the dive sites

  • 40+ dive sites

  • pinnacles, walls, cleaning stations, sloping reefs

  • most sites 10-15 minutes away, so surface intervals are back at the resort

  • 3 boat dives per day

  • dusk and night dives available

  • only 1 dive group on a site at anytime 

  • house reef reserved for misool guests only

Nature Nerds Factfile

  • Over 699 species of mollusc

  • Currently 1,564 described species of reef fish in Raja Ampat

  • 75% of the world’s known coral species

  • One of the only places in the world where both species of manta (Manta birostris and Manta alfredi) at the same time

  • At least three marine lakes that are populated with stingless jellyfish

  • Anchovy aggregations which are often hunted by squadrons of mobula rays

“We have dived on tropical reefs around the globe, and Misool is one of the very few places where the experience is better now than it was a decade ago: More fish, healthier reefs, and even more dedication to to preserve them.”
— Maurine Shimlock and Burt Jones

Frequently sighted species