Dive Liveaboards in RAJA AMPAT ISLANDS,
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RAJA AMPAT ISLANDS
WEST PAPUA INDONESIA
Raja Ampat Liveaboards do not hire equipment but can arrange to hire through one of the local dive companies. This is dependent on availability and is not recommended it is not at an economical rate (450.000RUP per set per day). Is it recommended that you bring your own equipment or perhaps look into hiring from Bali.
Entrance / Diving Tags:
Entrance tags can be purchased and picked up at the Sorong airport but will take some hours to organise this way. It is better to pay the fee online to the office in Bali using the bank details found at the bottom of the following link: http://www.diverajaampat.org/Entry-fee/buy_tags.html then bring proof of wire transfer to the Sorong Airport to collect the tag. The cost is 500.000 RP.
The Raja Ampat, or “Four Kings,”
archipelago encompasses more than 9.8 million acres of land and sea
off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Located
in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef
biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat possibly hold the richest
variety of species in the world.
Survey Confirms Highest Marine Biodiversity
Though human impacts here are less severe than elsewhere in Indonesia, Raja Ampat’s natural resources are endangered by over fishing and destructive fishing, turtle poaching, and unsustainable logging. The Indonesian government recently established Raja Ampat as a separate administrative unit, which will give communities a greater say in managing the natural resources upon which their livelihoods depend. This structure also offers an important opportunity to include conservation in the spatial planning of the newly formed local government.
The Conservancy’s ultimate goal is to protect Raja Ampat’s magnificent reefs while sustaining the livelihoods of local people. Raja Ampat includes the four large islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool, plus hundreds of smaller islands. The archipelago is part of an area known as the Bird’s Head functional seascape, which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia.
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