Raja Ampat is a hidden paradise island
Raja Ampat is a new district with the expansion of Sorong regency + area of 4.6 million hectares. About 85% of the area is the ocean, while the rest is a group of islands and coral atolls some 610 + islands. Of the hundreds of islands, only 35 islands are inhabited by indigenous people including Raja Ampat. In the records of underwater photography in the area of Raja Ampat, states that contain a wealth of marine life most of the Raja Ampat in all areas of the world’s coral triangle, the Filipinos-Indonesia-Papua New Guinea. Coral triangle is at the heart of wealth the world’s reefs are protected and defined by international nature conservation protection. Of the approximately 600-‘s kind of coral reefs in the world, 75% of whom were in the waters of Raja Ampat. therefore deserves to be called as Raja Ampat is a hidden paradise island. With the breadth of the waters of Raja Ampat and the wealth of marine life is diverse, then the tourists who want to enjoy the panoramic underwater diving can select multiple points. Around the island of Kri, for example, tourists can see the beauty of coral reefs and many species of fish which is amazing, including the type of fish known queensland grouper, pompano, snapper, grouper, reef sharks, tuna, napoeleon wrasse, barracuda, and Giant Trevally. A wealth of different kinds of fish in the island of Kri was never proved by Gerry Allen, in which he recorded in one dive there are at least 283 species of fish. Astonishing amount for a single dive.
Travelers interested in visiting Raja Ampat can be started from Jakarta or other big cities to the airport Domine Eduard Osok, Sorong, West Papua. Flight from Jakarta to Sorong usually transit or in advance at Makassar Manado. Domine Eduard Osok Airport, travelers can quickly move to the Raja Ampat using fast ships with a capacity of 10 people at a cost of about 3.2 million dollars each way. Travel by speed boat takes about 3-4 hours. In tourist areas RajaAmpat underwater tourists can obtain adequate facilities in some of the existing resort, such as on the island of Kri, Waigeo, Mansuar, and Misool. Some resorts charge a price that is relatively expensive because the present facilities. But travelers with lower budgets can take advantage of government-owned resort is a lot cheaper. Another alternative is to choose to stay for days on the boat (Liveaboard) by renting a boat that has been specially modified Pinisi to dive a few days. The ship has a maximum capacity of 14 people, at a cost of about Rp 90 million to Rp 110 million to cruise for a week.