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.
If you thought that the landscapes of Indonesia were spectacular, you’ll be awestruck when you visit the underwater habitats that make Raja Ampat the underwater paradise of the earth.
Raja Ampat is an archipelago consisting of over 10,000 islands. The Islands stretch over a total of 50,000 square kilometers. The islands offer a wide variety of landscapes that draw thousands of tourists every year. (more…)
Sorong in West Papua is the gateway to Raja Ampat Islands
Sorong, located in West Papua, is the gateway to Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands. That is probably going to be your first thought when you arrive in Sorong. Aside from being the biggest town in Raja Ampat, it is also the main base for the oil and gas industry as well as the local logging industry. It may not strike you as the most picturesque destinations at first glance, but there are a lot of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered behind the dull mask.
There is a lot to discover and far much more to do in Sorong. You just have to know the ideal time of day to engage in different activities in order to get the most out of the island. (more…)
Most travelers are now seeking unique destinations where they can fully unwind away from the crowds. One such destination is Raja Ampat in Indonesia. This is not only divers’ Mecca but nature lovers are also lured here by the extensive marine ecosystem which is home to the largest fish, mollusks and corals in the world. It is classified as the ultimate marine region with more marine species than any other place in the world. (more…)
If you are a diving enthusiast, it is highly likely that you have been to Indonesia. If not, then this must be on your must-visit diving destinations. Of the hundreds of diving locations in the country, Raja Ampat holds a prominent position because it has been classified as the most bio-diverse marine region in the world. It features more fish, mollusk and coral than any other place on the planet. (more…)