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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Islands are a group of islands in the west of the Bird's Head (Vogelkoop) in West Papua. Very beautiful islands and beaches become heaven for divers to watch the underwater scenery around the Waigeo island, Misool island, Salawati island and Batanta island.

Raja Ampat is a pearl cluster of islands inhabited by the nobility Maluku become the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world and has complete underwater flora and fauna of the richest. Islands at the western of Papua islands or 50 miles from Sorong city save 75% of all the world's coral species.

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Visitor non-divers can explore the white sandy beaches are very beautiful, a cluster of karst islands contain unique flora and fauna such as the red cendrawasih, Wilson cendrawasih, waigeo maleo, various parrots, waigeo possum and diverse species of orchids. The islands have slope of 90 degrees is also challenging for the rock climbers.

The team from Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, and the Institute of Oceanography of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) perform a quick inventory in 2001 and 2002 to register more than 540 hard coral species, over 1,000 species of reef fish, 700 species of molluscs and the highest record for gonodactyloid stomatopod crustaceans.

The percentage of live coral cover up to 90% in the Dampier strait, Kofiau islands, Southeast Misool islands and Wayag islands. Coral reefs dominated areas and steep sloping contours, when the tide is low it appears the coral reef without having to dive.

Unique species like the dwarf sea horses, wobbegongs and Manta Rays are very friendly. Also the endemic fish are Eviota King. The divers can watch manta rays are very tame in Arborek Dampier strait. Thousands of tuna, giant trevallies and snappers in Cape Kri or Chicken Reef.

Tensions sometimes arise when surrounded by a collection of barracuda, even though relatively harmless. If fortunate to see turtles were quietly eating sponge or swimming around. In some places like in Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo also seen Dugong.

Beautiful area has many islands and narrow straits at certain times have jetted flow. The divers can do a drift dive while following the movement very clear water to break through the collection of fish without having to swim.

Misool cluster has prehistoric remains in the form of hand stamp on rock wall created about 50,000 years ago and became part of human deployment path of the western region towards Papua and Pacific. The wreckage of World War II can be found in places like Wai Island.

Tinuku Travel Raja Ampat, diving and snorkeling paradise watching manta rays, barracuda, turtles, dugong and cenderawasih

Tinuku.com Travel Raja Ampat, diving and snorkeling paradise watching manta rays, barracuda, turtles, dugong and cenderawasih

Travel.Tinuku.com Raja Ampat, diving and snorkeling paradise watching manta rays, barracuda, turtles, dugong and cenderawasih

Location: Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Activity: Explore the flora and fauna. Diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, camping, hammocking. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Rental dive and snorkel gear, boats and camping equipment. Restaurants, hotels and resorts.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Marinda Airport at Waisai city on Waigeo island.



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