Known for its picturesque reefs and an extensive variety of marine life, Raja Ampat has become a popular destination amongst experienced divers. But while its striking beauty has divers from all over the world mesmerized, one should take precaution and understand the power of strong currents that await below.
If you thought that the landscapes of Indonesia were spectacular, you’ll be awestruck when you visit the underwater habitats that make Raja Ampat the underwater paradise of the earth.
Raja Ampat is an archipelago consisting of over 10,000 islands. The Islands stretch over a total of 50,000 square kilometers. The islands offer a wide variety of landscapes that draw thousands of tourists every year. (more…)
Sorong in West Papua is the gateway to Raja Ampat Islands
Sorong, located in West Papua, is the gateway to Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands. That is probably going to be your first thought when you arrive in Sorong. Aside from being the biggest town in Raja Ampat, it is also the main base for the oil and gas industry as well as the local logging industry. It may not strike you as the most picturesque destinations at first glance, but there are a lot of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered behind the dull mask.
There is a lot to discover and far much more to do in Sorong. You just have to know the ideal time of day to engage in different activities in order to get the most out of the island. (more…)