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The passage is a small 25 meter wide channel between the small islands Gam and Waigeo making one of the best drift dives in Raja Ampat.
|Name Dive Site:||Passage|
|Depth: ||5-35m (16-114ft)|
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The passage is a 25 meter wide stretch of water between Gam Island and Waigeo Island. The coral reef starts just below the surface and descents to around 35m. Nudibranchs and prolific on most Raja Ampat dive sites. The passage is usually dived as a drift dive because the currents can be strong. However there are sheltered areas where it is possible to stop and have a hunt around. There are also caves and coral framed archways to have a look into. Tasseled wobbegong sharks can be seen lying under ledges. Octopuses hide in coral crevices, as do moray eels. Lionfish and scorpionfish are numerous.
Oriental sweetlips hide under coral ledges. Emperor angel fish and masked butterflyfish are just a couple of other species on display. Critters like nudibranchs, flatworms, gobies, blennies and crustaceans are plentiful. Out in the current, reef sharks can be seen. So too can pelagic species such as large tuna, barracuda and trevally. Visibility is good, around 20-30m. A small rock dive site nearby is called Nudibranch Rock for the large variety of colorful nudibranchs and flatworms that can be found there.
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