The waters surrounding West Papua and Raja Ampat boast some of the best diving opportunities on the planet. The coral reefs are unbleached and, thanks to local conservation efforts, don’t face many of the human-induced risks that many of the world's most famous reefs are battling, such as overfishing, poaching and bleaching. Whilst more can always be done, these efforts have gone a long way to conserving the incredible marine biodiversity that attracts diving enthusiasts to this archipelago.
This all means that, for the visiting explorer, the sea life on offer is unrivalled both in quantity and quality. There is something for everyone, whether it is snorkelling with whale sharks, diving into the kaleidoscopic reefs or, even, discovering previously unnamed marine life.
The only way to explore this area is on board a boat either shared or preferably a charter, allowing you to have the freedom to discover rarely visited places and to experience the serenity of this incredible area.
If you can drag yourself from the watery depths then there is plenty to discover on land as well. Whether it is experiencing indigenous tribal traditions, trekking through exotic spice plantations, learning about the region’s fascinating history or taking in the breath-taking scenery, there’s plenty to do in-between dives.
With the opportunity to see the Red Bird of Paradise, snorkel alongside Manta rays, and experience the infectious warmth of Indonesian culture, visiting West Papua and Raja Ampat is a very exciting prospect.
Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198
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