The History of Raja Ampat

Posted on 23 February 2017

People in Raja Ampat

There are several versions told of the story of how Raja Ampat got its name. These stories have been passed down from one generation to the next. Here is one of the versions: (more…)

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Some Facts on Raja Ampat

Posted on 16 February 2017

Facts about Raja Ampat

For years, Raja Ampat was a well-guarded secret until National Geographic called it an “emerging Island Eden” in the year 2013. This is a cluster of islands, about one thousand five hundred small ones, that also include shoals and cays that encircle the four big islands known as Waigeo, Batanta, Salawait and Misool. These islands give the archipelago its name. In Bahasa Indonesia, Raja Ampat means “Four Kings.” These islands cover an area of over forty thousand kilometers. (more…)

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Raja Ampat: Coral Triangle Adventure

Posted on 09 February 2017

Papua Paradise Coral

Raja Ampat is located in West Papua, Indonesia. It is in the coral triangles center and is among the most biodiverse locations on the planet. Here, you will find over 1,400 fish species and 75% of all the coral species that are known to the world. This is what makes it known as the species factory. (more…)

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Diving with the West Papua Whale Sharks

Posted on 02 February 2017

whale shark

Cenderawasih Bay is located in West Papua and New Guinea. The name Teluk Cenderawasih translates to Bird of Paradise. The western part of this bay was declared to be a marine national park in 2002. The islands that can be found in the bay include Meos Waar, Meos Angra, Auri Islands, Roon Island and Rumberpon. There are four rivers that empty into this bay, namely: Wapoga River, Warenai River, Tabai River and Wamma River. This marine park is eighty square kilometers in size and it is the largest one to be found in Southeast Asia.

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