For years, Raja Ampat was a well-guarded secret until National Geographic called it an “emerging Island Eden” in the year 2013. This is a cluster of islands, about one thousand five hundred small ones, that also include shoals and cays that encircle the four big islands known as Waigeo, Batanta, Salawait and Misool. These islands give the archipelago its name. In Bahasa Indonesia, Raja Ampat means “Four Kings.” These islands cover an area of over forty thousand kilometers. (more…)
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.