Friday, March 4, 2016

Snorkeling in Raja Ampat Archipelago


Anemonefish in Northwest area of Mansuar island
Raja Ampat has been famous around the world as the best destination for marine tourism. It is located in West Papua province of the Republic of Indonesia. As a tourist guide, I organized a tour for 4 Czech tourists last week. We had a 5-day/ 4 -night sightseeing and snorkeling tour in the archipelago. During the tour, we went snorkeling in Kri, Mansuar, Kabui bay, Pianemo (Fam islands), and Gam island. It was a great experience because we could see a lot of fish including black tip reef shark, anemonefish, boxfish, baracuda, scads, giant trevally, grouper, butterflyfish, parrotfish and a lot more. We also saw several hawksbill turtles in the waters.
Here are some pictures of coral reef and tropical fish that I saw when I went snorkeling in Raja Ampat.
Diagonal-banded Sweetlips in
Yenbuba Strait of Raja Ampat
There are a lot of coral reef areas that are suitable for snorkelers. Visitors who want to go there need a good motorized boat.
What you need to bring:
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Underwater camera
How to get there
  • Fly from your country to Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia)
  • Fly from Jakarta to Sorong city
  • I will meet you at the airport and arrange your trip to Raja Ampat.
Rainforest Tour
In addition to snorkeling tour, I also provide rainforest tour in the mainland of West Papua particularly in Tambrauw regency. During the tour, participants will be able to walk through the jungle and the river; and stay in tents that are built at the bank of Syuan river or Syugrar river. The tropical rainforest of Tambrauw is the natural habitat of sulphur crested cockatoo, blyth's hornbill, and various species of swallowtail butterfly. 
Polish visitors walk through Syugrar river in
Tambrauw regency

If you are interested in taking a tour package to Raja Ampat, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com.

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