Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia - The Hidden Paradise
For divers and snorkelling enthusiasts, Raja Ampat is the hidden paradise or heaven on earth. The beauty of the underwater world is extraordinary.
Raja Ampat is the home to one of the richest marine ecosystems on the planet, the archipelago of Raja Ampat is part of the coral triangle and consists of four big islands: Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool. Almost 80 percent of its territory is covered by water and the location is home to three quarters of known types of coral, making it the world’s most diverse living library for marine species.
To get to Raja Ampat, you can fly to Sorong City. Recently, there are small aircraft to take you to Waisai, or alternatively, you can take a ferry from the port of Sorong to the islands.
With all the spectacular wonders above and beyond its waters, as well as on land and amidst the thick jungles, this is truly the place where words such as beautiful, enchanting, magnificent, and fascinating get its true physical meaning.