» General conditions:
The climate of Papua is tropical. This means high humidity rates, plenty of sunshine and rainfall when we least expect it.
In addition, the average temperature all year around is high; around 30°C during the day with a nightly minimum of 25°C at sea level. Also the sea water temperature is considerably high, around 28°C. However, please be aware that in the mountainous areas the temperature can drop to 15°C or lower and it can be cold in the evenings and nights.
The dry season in the most parts of Papua like Manokwari, Baliem, Jayapura and Yali lasts from May – October. The rain season in Papua is not as dramatic as in Bali or other parts of Indonesia.
The Surf Season starts in October and last until March.
» Best Time to visit Raja Ampat:
In general we can say that the underwater visibility for diving and snorkeling in Raja Ampat is good all year around. However, we would specify that the best time to visit Raja Ampat would be from October untill April as the winds are not as strong.