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Triton Bay Divers Trip Write Up & Gallery

Triton Bay Dive Resort has to be one of the most peaceful and idyllic places one could wish for! A calm 200m stretch of powder white sand beachfront with only four twin or double bungalows (one more bungalow to be completed mid year). This means only 10 divers who go scuba diving in two well set up twin engined dive boats.

This really is exclusive!

Getting There
Flights are easiest from Jakarta to Kaimana using Lion Air which go via Ambon and then a quick stop off in Fakfak, yes that is a real place name! On arrival at Kaimana you are welcomed at the airport, then take a 20 minute drive to the harbour and then a 2 hour boat ride to the resort.

The bungalows are well fitted out with all a divers needs. They are comfortable, clean, have hot & cold running water, with good shower pressure too. There is a table in each bungalow for charging and camera set up. There is no air conditioning read on and don’t despair… I really do generally need air-conditioning while out diving. I’ve struggled sleeping in a few resorts though here at Triton Bay Dive Resort air-con really is not needed, even for me. In fact during most evenings I had to use the sheets as it does actually get a little chilly in the middle of the night here.

During our stay we had an excellent dive guide who planned great stress free dives and found lots of really cool and unusual critters. He had the killer eyes for those tiny pygmy sea horses too and can find 5 different species on some dive sites here. He even found quite a few really tiny nudibranchs and unusual crustacean species too!

The dive area worked really well and with a few small additions we spoke about while I was there, this resort will be really complete and very well set up for all divers in not time, in fact they started working on some suggestions right away.

The dining area is spacious with a few loungers & tables for afternoon naps or relaxing. There is a small bar area and a very comfortable dining set up too. There is even a hammock for those who enjoy a little hammock chilling time…

The food was really good, every day we had different lunches and dinners and even the deserts were really tasty.

What surprised me is that there is even WiFi internet ‘that is free’ for guests here too! Though please do remember that this is really remote and connection and speed goes up and down, it is not great but it does work for basic needs and communication. I was totally surprised the WiFi really did work every day. The guests joining me here even managed to get work done while they were there too!

Having said all this about Wifi, I really do recommend that you totally disconnect from the outer world to fully enjoy your experience here so you can really relax and enjoy this rare, pristine and very special place…

The diving experience experience at Triton Bay is at times overwhelmingly gorgeous, not just for reef scenery and colour either. On numerous dive sites here divers are often surrounded by tens of thousands of small anchovies and other schools of fish that move in unison around the reef like gigantic clouds that are shifting constantly. The underwater scenery, fish life, variety and biomass in Triton Bay simply has to be the best on the planet. For sure Raja Ampat is the buzz place to go right now, though when conditions are right in Triton Bay I have to say that this really does beat Raja Ampat hands down for me. The additional extra in Triton Bay is the incredible variety and amount of macro life. Even when waters are warm and clear the macro is still great, though when the sea here cool down a little and there is more plankton in the water the macro life steps up a few gears…

Triton Bay Divers house reef is also full of surprises. During our few dives on the house reef we came across a whole array of cool, rare and cryptic critters. There were a great variety of nudibranch species, cuttlefish, bobtail squids, lots of different shrimps including the more unusual Tozeuma shrimps on hydroids and sponges, saron shrimps within hard corals and rubble, there were porcelain crabs on sea pens and even blue ringed octopus, which have now been seen quite a few times on the house reef too. For those wanting to casually explore the house reef, it can dived from the shore, though it’s much better to take advantage of the shuttle with the dive boat that can take you out a little further where the better macro life starts. The snorkeling around the house reef is also really good with lots of hard corals and big coral heads, there are masses of lush leather coral gardens and a good variety of fish too. In all a great location that’s great for all kinds of divers.

Conditions for diving in Triton Bay can vary depending on the amounts of rain in the area. This area is very tropical and no weather patterns can be guaranteed. The season generally starts at the end of September when the seas calm down after the mid year south east monsoon which brings with it the cooler and nutrient rich water that makes this area so special. The latter months of October to December can often be the best for the macro life as the slightly cooler waters of usually around 26-28degC bring in ore planktonic life and more food for the little critters. The waters start to get warmer and clearer around December till May with temperates often around 29-30DegC. At times there can also be great glass offs that are fantastic for split level photography and just lazing in during break between dives.

Exploring – It was really great to see that the folks here have been doing plenty of exploring and have found lots more really amazing dive sites. The habitats we are diving in here are worth the diving on their own, even if you don’t see any cool and rare critters the colourful invertebrate life here is second to none!

You are going to be some of the first to dive Triton Bay. How about this little fact – probably less than a 1000 people have ever dived Triton Bay!

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I really loved Triton Bay Divers so much that I will be leading many more trips here for sure. For more about our special critter based trip for 2016 click here and here for 2017 special trips.

CONTACT US to join our personally guided Triton Bay trips or set up your own private group trip!

 

 
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