Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Raja Ampat : Dive Destination at West Papua, Indonesia

As country which have more than 10.000 islands, Indonesia has great source of unique and beautiful underwater scenery. More than 10 places are worth to visit, so i have to post them one by one. From eastern Indonesia, Raja ampat is on the first from this scuba divers heaven destination list in Indonesia.

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Raja Ampat is located in West Papua. Natural and compelling and unique culture make Raja Ampat special. All is still well preserved. Because people still see nature as a mother who care for and maintain them. An area of ten million hectares had seven hundred islands scattered.

For those who are avid sports underwater, Raja Ampat is the place. This areahas best coral reef in the world, and thousands of reef fish species that exist only in this region. The trip here should use a motor boat which takes about 4 hours from the city of Sorong.

There are three villages, one of them named De’er. The village is inhabited by a tribe Beteo which is the tribe who first came here two hundred years ago. No hotel or inn here. Electricity is still limited, the diesel that burns in a matter of hours. We seemed to be on the edge of a remote world.

Residents here are mostly fishermen and farmers of copra. With nature is still abundant, they will never have trouble not to mention their sensible attitude that still maintain the balance of nature.

Raja Ampat area has been preserved for thousands of years, here you can find variety of marine life which another place haven't. Among divers, Raja Ampat are very well known. Raja Ampat is located in the triangle coral reefs of the world, so not surprisingly, this region is rich with distinctive and rare coral and fish species . Raja Ampat, like an uncut gem, and once to this place, forever you will never forget its beauty.

God was smiling when creating Indonesia. Beautiful lush country with all the diversity of cultural heritage. Diversity of local wisdom that teaches about the relationship between man and nature. Local wisdom, which is far from personal greed or a group, able touniting people of Indonesia for independence from colonialism .

Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat possibly hold the richest variety of species in the world—an incredible 75% of all known coral species are found in the surrounding seas.

The Raja Ampat, or “Four Kings,” archipelago encompasses more than 9.8 million acres of land and sea off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat possibly hold the richest variety of species in the world.

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November 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM

The archipelago is a series of four adjacent group of islands in the Bird's Head of Papua Island. This archipelago is one of the 10 best waters for diving sites around the world.
The beauty of Raja Ampat is the best submarine expedition

Fish photo is awesome! Have a safe and fun trip to the States.
information is very useful for the traveler

June 9, 2017 at 9:28 AM

Cool place. I really want to experience diving on the best dive destinations in the world. This place will be on my bucket list.

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