Diving in the Raja Ampat archipelago is magical enough in the daytime, but just imagine what it’s like at night. Each night the sea around Papua Paradise Eco Resort comes alight with a bioluminescent show of light and fluorescent colours. Not many people are lucky enough to dive with such incredible beauty. If you would like to be one of those fortunate divers, read on to learn more. (more…)
Raja Ampat is often referred to as ‘the species factory’ due to its unbelievable number of fish and coral species. Some may assume this is due to the remoteness of the islands and lack of human intervention in the region, but in fact it’s much, much more than that. Let’s take a look at why Raja Ampat is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. (more…)
Whales and dolphins may not get much hype when we talk about species in Raja Ampat, but they are in fact abundant in the region. 31 species of whales and dolphins are found in Indonesia and 16 of those are regularly seen in Raja Ampat, sometimes even from your over-water bungalow at Papua Paradise Eco Resort. (more…)
The Fam Island group is a small cluster of islands around 90 minutes from Papua Paradise Eco Resort. If you google Raja Ampat, the Fam Islands will definitely pop up in the image search because they truly are stunning to see. Scattered over a small area, these islands pack a big punch with incredible dives, deserted beaches, towering rock formations, and crystal clear lagoons. (more…)
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic country with a vast marine area of 5.8 million square kilometres. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that the fishing industry in Indonesia is massive, coming only 2nd in the world to China.
Fishing and marine activities directly support at least 2.8 million households in Indonesia (more…)