Located on the east of the island of Misool, Yapap is yet another scenic wonder in south Raja Ampat. Yapap Misool is a giant pool with over a mile of shallow waters and the highest concentration of spiky karsts jutting from ancient temples. There is incredible snorkeling throughout, and awaiting divers is the ‘nudibranch kingdom’ – Yapap’s nickname earned for its enormous array of these bizarre sea creatures.
The water is warm, shallow, serene, and is known to change color depending on the temperature. Therefore, Yapap Lagoon is a remarkably safe snorkeling area, especially if you are looking for a more relaxing scenic swim. Because Yapap in Misool is so secluded and requires a lengthy trek to reach some of its lagoons, you will be snorkeling without a single human around – a surreal atmosphere. When you explore Yapap Lagoon, be sure to note the various shapes of the karsts, as this is a favorite spot for tourists to take pictures. Perhaps asking for a local tour guide in a tiny nearby village would be helpful.