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…)
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.
The more you know about a new place you will be visiting, the better your visit will be. That is why it is important to learn about the culture of the people of Raja Ampat before heading out to the islands. Majority of the people here are mainly Christian. The locals are called Papuan. They are generally very welcoming and friendly. Here are some things that you need to know when visiting Raja Ampat: (more…)
One of the most beautiful Island Nations in the Southeast of Asia is Indonesia. The beauty of Raja Ampat and Bali islands cannot be denied. Raja Ampat island is found in the birds head peninsula. That name actually means 4 kings and represents 4 islands namely West Misool, East, Misool, Salawati and Waigeo. This island paradise is a must visit for the following reasons: (more…)
If you are wondering about the best time to go diving in Raja Ampat, the truth is that you could dive all year round. The water is warm, ranging between 28°C and 30°C depending on where you decide to dive. The visibility is variable so you really can’t say when it will be good or poor. If you are looking for good visibility, then it will be better for you to be on a liveboard that can try to find you the very best diving conditions. Many times if visibility is bad up North, then it is usually clear down south, if it is poor in the West, then the East will be clear. (more…)