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Welcome to Amazing Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua INDONESIA. 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, […]

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GENERAL INFORMATION Name : Raja Ampat Regency City : Waisai Province : West Papua Country : Indonesia Time : GMT +9 Electricity : 220 V (Two Pins) Population : 41.170 jiwa (Proyeksi 2008) No of Island : 610 Shore Lenght : 753 km Major Industry : Tourism, Fishing & Agriculture Language : Bahasa Indonesia and […]

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Picture a tropical archipelago of steep, jungle-covered islands, glittering white-sand beaches, hidden lagoons and luminous turquoise waters. Now throw in pristine coral reefs inhabited by clouds of tie-died fish. Place it in a remote corner of Indonesia largely unknown to foreign tourists, and you end up with the Raja Ampat islands: the ultimate tropical paradise. […]

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As of September 2008, current species tallies for the Bird’s Head include over 1628 species of coral reef fish (including 1430 in Raja Ampat alone and at least 25 endemics known only from this region), 603 species of hard coral (75% of the world’s total and over ten times the number of coral species found […]

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It is no exaggeration to Raja Ampat being called “Underwater Paradise om Earth”. The geographical location of Raja Ampat archipelago in the hub of the world’s coral triangle has made Raja Ampat waters rich of marine biodiversity. With average sea temperatures from 22 o-30o Celsius, the waters of Raja Ampat has approximately 603 hard coral […]

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LEGEND STORY OF THE FOUR KINGS There are some versions of the stories as to the origin of the name Raja Ampat inherited from generation to generation from in the life of the indigenous people of Raja Ampat archipelago. One version of this story is as illustrated below: Once upon a time in Teluk Kabui […]

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Raja Ampat Top Dive Sites: Misool Island This is one of the larger islands in the archipelago. The stunning reefs around Misool offer a breathtaking kaleidoscope of colour which offers a nice contrast to all the big stuff on other dive sites. Sloping walls are carpeted with soft corals of every colour imaginable housing all […]

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Help Conserve Raja Ampat —Get Your Entrance Tag today! The Raja Ampat Regency Government is proud to announce the introduction of a tourism entrance fee system to help support conservation and community projects within Raja Ampat. All tourists entering Raja Ampat are required to purchase an entrance tag. The entrance fee for foreign visitors is […]

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