There are three main areas of interest for diving in Misool – the Sagof-Daram and Southern Archipelagos in the south-east corner of Misool and the Blue Water Mangroves near the western tip of the main island.
Each of these areas are special in their own way, with the diving in and around the south-eastern archipelagos offering some of the very best reefs you are ever likely to experience, while the Blue Water Mangroves provides an almost unique opportunity to experience a mangrove environment in clear waters – rather than the usual sediment laden variety!
The reason the reefs in the south-east of Misool are so incredibly rich is their relative location to the deep waters of the Ceram Trough and the upwelling of nutrients created as the Indonesian Throughflow makes its way south to the Banda Sea.
The Indonesian Throughflow is basically the life-source of what is known as the Coral Triangle and while Raja Ampat is at its very epicenter, Misool’s south-eastern archipelagos are very much the “jewels in the crown”.
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