West Papua Province Diving
Wofoh Island has a cluster of surface breaking points: 2 islands and 2 rocks. The reef below is wide enough to form at least 3 different dive sites and you will likely have the chance to see them all over the course of multiple dives.
The west side of the island is a wall dive, the Blue Wall. It drops down to 30-40 metres and the colours here are just amazing due to a perfect mix of hard coral, barrel sponges and soft corals that create a beautiful background for your pictures. Subjects could include a school of colourful surgeonfish or some shy unicornfish. Keep an eye in the blue and below as black tip reef sharks and grey reef sharks have been seen in the area.
What you will almost certainly see are groups of yellow-fin barracuda swimming against the current, reflecting sunlight from their silver scales. This West Papua dive site is also a good chance for critter-lovers with Chromodoris nudibranchs present in large numbers.
As you come around to the other side of the island, the slope gets less steep. The dive site there is called Black Forest due to the presence of black corals (Antipatharia). Though black coral's living tissue is brilliantly coloured, it takes its name from the distinctive black or dark brown color of its skeleton. Here it hosts pygmy seahorses so make sure you still have air in your tank and, if photographing, enough space on your memory card for wonderful pictures of these amazing and shy creatures.
Wofoh Island Reef Basics: Wall dive
Depth: 5 - 35m
Visibility: 20 - 30m
Currents: Can be strong
Surface conditions: Calm
Water temperature: 28 - 29°C
Experience level: Beginner - advanced
Number of dive sites: 3
Diving season: All year round
Distance: ~130 km north of Sorong (8 hours)
Access: West Papua Province liveaboard
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