Our Boryomggung Homestay Raja Ampat lies in a quiet bay with an excellent house reef which you can enter from or private beach. The house reef has a rare mix of different habitats which attract all kinds of marine animals that Raja Ampat is famous for: reef fish, pelagic fish, sharks, turtles, rays and even dugongs. This diversity makes our house reef ideal for both snorkelling and scuba diving.
Directly in front of the beach we have shallow sea grass fields that soon changes into a shallow coral reef with outstanding coral diversity and health. Depending on the tides the water level can be between 20 centimetres and 2 metres. Dugongs love to feed on sea grass and its roots. During high tide you have the best chances for spotting the regular, gentle visitors in our sea grass fields.
The video above was taken by our guest Hervé from France in November 2016
If you swim out a little more the reef soon starts to slope down gently easily down to 25 metres. At the slope you can often find different several fish schools that transform the coral reef scenery into a spectacle. We regularly see schools of parrotfish, surgeonfish, fusiliers, batfish, trevallies and many more.
We are very happy to tell you that the corals on our reef are in in excellent shape with almost no sign for bleaching. Along our bay the corals differ quite a bit which makes it interesting to explore all different parts of the house reef. Whenever you go snorkelling or scuba diving you have a good chance for seeing blacktip reef sharks and hawksbill turtles. Sometimes you can be lucky and spot the Raja Ampat epaulette shark (walking shark) or a manta ray is passing by in the blue.