Today, Raja Ampat covers 9.8 million acres of land and sea, an archipelago that comprises over 1,500 small islands that surround the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau. Thanks to its splendid location in the Coral Triangle and unique position between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, it is now home to the richest marine biodiversity on earth. One of the fact diving in Raja Ampat are the best marine live in the world. Survey from the Nature Conservancy and Conservation International say that around 75 percent of the world’s species live here. (more…)
An archipelago spanning over forty thousand square kilometers and made up of about one thousand five hundred tiny islands, many of which are uninhabited, Raja Ampat is one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist destinations.
The name Raja Ampat, which means “The Four Kings”, comes from a local myth that tells a story of a woman who came across seven eggs. Out of the seven, four hatched and became kings that occupied four of Raja Ampat’s biggest islands—Batanta, Salawati, Waigeo and Misool. (more…)
Planning your next holiday getaway? Why not consider going to Raja Ampat? Whether it’s for a simple vacation with family and friends, or perhaps you going on your first diving expedition, there’s one thing you absolutely shouldn’t miss—taking in and experiencing firsthand all the wonders of this location that’s so rich in marine biodiversity and oozing with so much aquatic life. But first, how to get there. Here are a few ways on how to get to Raja Ampat. (more…)
Raja Ampat is located in an archipelago that has earned its fame from the abundance of marine life found in the area. Divers coming here have one thing in mind—experiencing what the underwater paradise has to offer. And just exactly what kind of paradise lies in the deep blues and diving, you’ll have to read on to see. (more…)
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.