The Best Marine Tourism in The World

 

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua’s remote location. This area stores a million beauty beneath the sea. Raja Ampat marine tourism is recognized as one of 10 tours of the world’s best diving.

Enchantment under the marine and natural resources, became the mainstay of competition through the Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia tourism world and the world. This area is known as a center for tropical natural resources of the world’s richest.

“We want to introduce to the world of Raja Ampat. Maritime Raja Ampat Tourism has the potential and opportunity to be first in the world stage,” said Marcus Wanma Raja Ampat regent during the opening of the Raja Ampat Tourism Information Centre at Jalan By Pass Sanur, Denpasar.

To introduce to the world, Raja Ampat opened an information center in Bali. The reason, Bali as the main destinations of foreign tourists to Indonesia.

Through our Bali and invite investors to introduce the world to Raja Ampat,” Marcus said.

Raja Ampat is a new district in Indonesia. Remote area located in West Papua was only seven years old. In fact, the infrastructure is inadequate. To reach the Raja Ampat, travelers must fly into the sea along the Sorong then as far as 71 km to arrive in Raja Ampat.

Although still an early age, Raja Ampat tourists can suck as much as five thousand people per year in 2009. Target, tourist arrivals reached six thousand in 2010.

Raja Ampat is one of regencies in the province of West Papua, Indonesia. This district capital is located in Waisai.

It has 610 islands. Four of them, namely Misool Island, Salawati, Batanta, and smalldam, is the major islands. Of all the islands, only 35 islands are uninhabited. Islands are uninhabited and mostly not yet have a name.

As the islands, the only inter-island transport and supporting activities of the Raja Ampat is sea transport. Similarly, to reach Waisai, the capital district. When using an aircraft, first to the city of Sorong. After that, from a trip to Sorong Waisai followed by sea transport. Facilities available are fast ships with a capacity of 10, 15, or 30 people. At a cost of approximately Rp. 2 million, Waisai can be reached within 1.5 to two hours.

Raja Ampat is one of regencies in the province of West Papua, Indonesia. This district capital is located in Waisai.

It has 610 islands. Four of them, namely Misool Island, Salawati, Batanta, and smalldam, is the major islands. Of all the islands, only 35 islands are uninhabited. Islands are uninhabited and mostly not yet have a name.

As the islands, the only inter-island transport and supporting activities of the Raja Ampat is sea transport. Similarly, to reach Waisai, the capital district. When using an aircraft, first to the city of Sorong. After that, from a trip to Sorong Waisai followed by sea transport. Facilities available are fast ships with a capacity of 10, 15, or 30 people. At a cost of approximately Rp. 2 million, Waisai can be reached within 1.5 to two hours.

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A total of 610 islands

Raja Ampat is the fractional Sorong District, since 2003. District has a population of 31 000 inhabitants has 610 islands (only 35 islands are inhabited) with a total area of about 46,000 km2, but only 6000 km2 of land, 40 000 km2, the sea again. The islands are unspoiled and beautiful sea is still making a direct tourists hooked. They seemed to want to explore all the waters in the “Bird’s Head” island of Papua.

This area had been the target reef fish hunters with firebombs and toxic cyanide. However, there are still many people who seek to protect the marine area so that wealth could be saved. Coral reefs in Raja Ampat is considered the most complete sea in the world. From the world’s 537 known coral species, 75 percent were in these waters. Also found 1104 species of fish, 669 species of molluscs (soft animals), and 537 species of coral animals. Incredible.

The World Bank in collaboration with global environmental institutions established as one of the Raja Ampat region of eastern Indonesia that have help the Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program (Coremap) II, since 2005. Raja Ampat, this program covers 17 villages and involve the local population. Fishermen are also trained to cultivate fish, grouper and seaweed.

Exotic

Papua Diving, the only exotic resort that offers underwater tours in the region, visited by tourists diving enthusiasts at home for days and even up to a month-ford the contours of the seabed. They seemed to not want to go back to their own countries because they get an “island paradise second to none on this earth.”

Its administrators could not easily prepare a place for tourists. Maximillian J Ammer, owner of Dutch citizens of Papua Diving Resort is also a pioneer drive marine tourism in this region, need desperately to set up various facilities to attract tourists from foreign countries. Since he started his business eight years ago, many of the funds must be spent. However, results were also satisfactory. Each year the resort is visited at least 600 special tourist who spent an average of two weeks.

Lodging is very simple, only woven walls and thatch roofs that cost a minimum of 75 euro or Rp 900,000 a night. If you want to dive must pay 30 euros or approximately USD 360 000 was diving at a particular location. Most tourists come from Europe. Only a few tourists from Indonesia to stay and dive in there.

“Tourists dive almost every day because the dive sites very broad and diverse. Beautiful coral reefs are varied so much choice and invite curiosity. There are tourists who are aged 80 years is still strong diving, “said Max Ammer which women married to Manado.

Three years ago, Papua Diving build a modern inn not far from the first location. Apparently, the inn was built by relying on local building materials are almost always fully booked. Though the charge to reach 225 euros, or about Rp 2.7 million per night. In the new location, equipped with modern equipment, including international telephone and internet facilities.

Tourists to the Raja Ampat Diving just want to Papua on the island because of the facilities and valet Mansuar already an international standard, also the food. They landed at the airport Domne Eduard Osok, Sorong, go straight to the location of speed boat with a capacity of about 10 people at a rate of Rp 3.2 million each way. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach Mansuar.

Like other islands, Mansuar looks beautiful because of its forests are still awake and the seawater was so clean of marine life which is not far from the surface can be clearly seen. Tourists enough to swim or snorkelling to see the beauty of the sea, whereas if you want to directly observe the beauty of marine life in the depths, they must dive.

Feeling Secure

Local residents involved in the development and management of the resort, even 90 of the 100 employees are citizens of Papua. Residents also supplies fish, vegetables, fruits, and others. One of the tour package to visit the village to see typical local plants and animals, including birds of Paradise. Many tourists who become donors of the church building and education of children around the Man-flare.

Max Ammer is committed to improving the economy and the skills of local people. They are trained in foreign languages and use scuba gear. Tourists feel safe at any time of day or night while enjoying hot and sunsets as well as swimming and diving in the deep sea.

In addition to maritime affairs and fisheries, Raja Ampat has a wealth of natural resources, including oil and nickel. At the bottom of the sea there are also many ships wrecked former World War II, which is estimated to contain “treasure trove” of high-value. However, if mismanaged, it is feared exploitation activities and threaten the natural beauty of the sea.

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