Raja Ampat

Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau. The Raja Ampat archipelago is the part of Coral Triangle which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth. To read more about Raja Ampat diving Raja Ampat Regency is a new regency which separated from Sorong Regency in 2004. The population of the Regency was recently (January 2014) put at 49, 048. It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea, which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia. It is a part of the newly named West Papua province of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. Some of the islands ...
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komodo island diving

Komodo Island

Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago within the Nusa Tenggara (Lesser Sunda Islands), between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, region bordering the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggaras. Founded in 1980, initially the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the world’s largest lizard, unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and its habitat. However, over the years, the goals for the Park have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. In 1986, the Park was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, both indications of the Park’s biological importance. The park consists of three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rinca, and 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km2 and 603 km2 of it land. Komodo National Park has been selected as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Komodo ...
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Bira Dive Camp

Bira, South Sulawesi

Bira is famous for its white beaches and large marine life. It is located 20km South East of Makassar (Ujung pandang) , the capital of Sulawesi. We are convinced that Bira will become a major tourist destination in the future, until then, we enjoy the tranquility. CULTURE Bira is home of the Konjo tribe and the heart of maritime culture in Indonesia. The Birians have been sailors for as long as history has been recorded. It is one of the last living sailing cultures in the world. NATURE Sulawesi has been separated from other landmasses for 40 million years creating a unique flora and fauna. In Bira we are often visited by the Sulawesi makak, the biggest makak there is. These monkeys are endemic to Sulawesi together with some other strange animals like the pigdear and the bearcat. BOATBUILDING In Bira and surrounding villages there is still a living boat ...
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