Also known as the Cradle of marine life! Raja Ampat is and remains a paradise waiting to be discovered.
Getting to Raja Ampat.
Getting to Raja Ampat can be an undertaking. You will have to fly to Sorong, then take a boat from Sorong to Besir/ Waigeo where you will be picked up by boat by your host.
You will need a permit to go to Raja Ampat, this money is used to maintain the park and support sustainable living.
Once you book your stay using the links below, for example, you will be in contact with your host to arrange pick-up.
Below you can find maps to help you plan this amazing trip! For any questions, you can always contact us HERE!
An impression of the diving scene in Raja Ampat:
Where to start? Raja Ampat is on the bucket list of most people, especially divers, and for good reason.
Also called the cradle of ocean life, this scene will blow you away just with the sheer amount of fish you will see. Underwater you will be amazed by the quantity and different species of fish.
Above water, you will be soothed by the quiet, beautiful tranquility.
I booked my stay on Arborek Island. Perhaps one of the bigger islands inhabited there.
Most of the accommodation is situated on tiny islands, coastlines, and remote places, serviced by the host every day.
Arborek has a small community of people who mostly run guesthouses. They have some small shops and most important: A diving school ran by the most friendly couple.
The regency government of West Papua’s Raja Ampat archipelago took the bold step of declaring its entire 46,000 square-kilometer (almost 18,000 square-mile) marine domain a shark sanctuary — Indonesia’s first.
Raja Ampat is considered one of the best-conserved marine parks in the world. With residents having to obey strict rules, more and more people decide to turn to green practices, eco-tourism, and conservation projects.
The results show as this park is both huge and full of life!
You can read more about this here: Conservation News