Equator Diving offers special dive trips to Cendrawasih Bay each year on luxury liveaboards such as Dive Damai and MSY Seahorse. Some of our trips focus solely on Cenderawasih Bay whilst others combine Cendrawasih Bay with Raja Ampat. Below are a selection of the best trips to this unique area. For more information and to book email firstname.lastname@example.org To read our 2012 trip report click here
When diving with the whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay, you don’t just see one swimming by, they stay at the same location for hours. Sometimes there are just a few (2-3) but if you are lucky it is teaming with whale sharks. The reason for them staying at one spot is because they like to suck on the nets of the soft net fishing boats. These boats use small fish kept in a big net under the boat to attract bigger fish. The whale sharks swim up to these nets and start sucking on them. Around the world policies are put in place to snorkel with whale sharks instead of diving as the sharks do not like the bubbles. The whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay are different, they swim into the bubbles on purpose- for some reason they appear to like the feeling, they will even try to ‘gulp’ the bubbles with their mouths.
Feeding Whale Shark in Cendrawasih Bay (Equator Diving)