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When you hear the name Raja Ampat, the shadow of everyone will look into an island area in West Papua that is famous for its natural beauty. Raja Ampat is indeed now in the midst of a profession among tourists, both foreign and domestic. Especially for those who have diving (diving). Raja Ampat is like a paradise for divers.
What makes the Raja Ampat Islands so attractive to tourists, that they don’t care about the amount of money they have to spend to enjoy their exotic nature?
Natural Exotic of the Raja Ampat Islands
The waters of the Raja Ampat Islands according to various sources are known as one of the 10 best waters for diving sites throughout the world. In fact, it might also be recognized as number one for completing the underwater flora and fauna at this time.
The Raja Ampat Islands, located at the westernmost tip of Papua Island, about 50 miles northwest of Sorong, have the best coral areas in Indonesia. About 450 types of coral were identified during the two weeks of research in the area.
Raja Ampat has been known as one of the best natural tourist destinations in Indonesia. Raja Ampat’s reputation can be owned because the local community has a direct contribution in preserving the environment.
In fact, they have a tradition that is routinely carried out for environmental preservation, called the tradition of samson or also known as the sasi ceremony.
Through this tradition, Raja Ampat proved to be an area with abundant marine wealth. According to data from Conservation International, Raja Ampat is the habitat of around 75 percent of coral species in the world. In addition, Raja Ampat is also home to as many as 1,427 species of reef fish, dozens of species of sharks, hundreds of types of molluscs, whales, manta rays, dolphins, or turtles.
Papua has a million charms that are spread to every corner of the city. One of the things that makes tourists fascinated is Raja Ampat. Raja Ampat Islands is a series of four islands consisting of Waigeo Island, Misool Island, Salawati Island, and Batanta Island.
Speaking of his unique name, it turns out there is a unique story behind the name Raja Ampat. According to the myth, there was a woman who found seven eggs. Four of them succeeded in hatching and became four princes. The four princes also ruled in four islands in Raja Ampat. While the other three eggs turn into ghosts, women, and a stone. That said, the ghost became a spirit that protects the local community.
Raja Ampat Regency in West Papua has beautiful natural scenery, also a stretch of coral reefs and famous marine biota to foreign countries. This area is also a habitat for rare birds, such as king cockatoos and yellow crested, red parrots, maleo, and paradise.
Raja Ampat is a newly created regency from Sorong Regency, and officially became an autonomous region on April 12, 2003. The capital is Waisai, which is on Waigeo Island. The marine district which has 610 islands is rich in flora and fauna, and natural resources. However, the ecosystem is threatened with damage because of the rampant mining exploitation that does not care about the environment.
This district has an area of 46,292 km2 with a population of 27,071 inhabitants. About 85 percent of the area is ocean, only around 6,000 km2 is land. There are only four large islands, namely Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. Of the 610 islands, only 35 are inhabited.
At first glance our mind imagine a beautiful landscape and calm ocean meet the sky at the horizon. The open sea with beautiful coral around the islands, welcoming some cheerful jumping dolphins. The blue sky combined with the beautiful ripples of the waves combing every white sand on the shore.
Fresh air blowing boisterously guarantees the natural coolness of the typical green tropical forests. The sound of seagulls bursting beautifully as if singing and grateful for this amazing sight. From inside the water, a variety of beautiful collored fishes graced the living corals that gracefully dance. This is a real life paradise on earth.