Maintaining Exoticsm of Raja Ampat

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Doberai Private Island – Raja Ampat Eco Resort

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.

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Raja Ampat and Beginner Divers

 

For diving enthusiasts, it seems that Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua is one of the areas that must be visited. There are more than 76 diving spots, which can be enjoyed with various characteristics. Beside the beautiful sea, Raja Ampat is also known to have strong ocean currents. So divers really need to pay attention to the location and the weather that often changes.

One of Raja Ampat’s senior guides, who had also been part of Conservation International (CI) for 17 years, Husen said there were several dive spots that were friendly to beginners. Usually these points are also used to teach tourists who are not licensed to dive.

  1. Arborek One of the best underwater islands has many school fishes. No wonder foreign and local tourists choose this island to become a mandatory destination for Raja Ampat. For beginner divers, this island has a small portion of safe locations to study. Because it has a gradual depth and is relatively safe from large currents. “Because there we can gradually drop two, three, four meters to 15 meters to learn.
  1. Yenbuba In Yenbuba village which is included in the District of Meos Mansar, Mansuar Island, Raja Ampat Regency is also one of the favorite diving spots. The clear sea and diverse fish are its advantages. The divers of foreign tourists diving at the Yenbuba Tourism Village spot, on Manswar Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua. The clear sea, rich biota, and still well-maintained make it one of the favorite diving spots in Raja Ampat. On this island there is also a gradual depth for diving learning. Besides that, you don’t need to swim far to see beautiful coral and fish. Enough on the dock, you can already be amazed by the beauty of the marine biota. “Don’t go in there (Yenbuba) when the new water recedes and the water just installs. Because if you just want to recede, the flow will come out very fast, and when you plug it in, the current will be very fast,”
  1. However, for beginners who want to learn diving, they should find a special dive center that has the program. In this special program you will be given training and material several times, before being invited to diving.

Eight Species of Birds of Paradise That Raja Ampat Has

In Raja Ampat there are eight species of bird of paradise that can be enjoyed by tourists who visit.

Eight species of bird of paradise that are recorded in the Raja Ampat Islands are red sandalwood or with the Latin name Pradisaea rubra, bald cenderawasih (Respublica diphyllodes), small cenderawasih (Paradisaea minor). Then, rattan defender tendon (Diphyllodes magnificus), king’s cenderawasih (Cicinnurus regius), wire-bred dead (Seleucidis melanoleuca), curly neck manokodia, and glossy manocodia.

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BPPT Supports Raja Ampat in Many Aspects

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The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) is working with the Raja Ampat Regency Government, West Papua, to develop in the tourism, technology and innovation sectors, and fisheries.

Head of BPPT Unggul Priyanto explained that the potential of natural resources in Raja Ampat Regency is very large and has a strategic geographical location.

Thus, a good physical and non-physical infrastructure is needed to develop the place into a tourism area, technology development and innovation, and fisheries.

“The technology developed supports national priority programs, which are contained in the Medium-Term Development Plan for 2015-2019,” said Superior in a press release received by Business on Wednesday (2/14/2018).

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Avoiding Over Fishing by Raja Ampat

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Doberai Private Island – Raja Ampat Eco Resort

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.

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Main Dive Spot in Raja Ampat

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.

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Ecosistem in Raja Ampat Must Be Conserved

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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.

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Why Raja Ampat is Beautiful?

Doberai Private Island - Raja Ampat Eco Resort

Doberai Private Island – Raja Ampat Eco Resort

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.

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The Needs to Preserve The Nature, and At The Same Time Grow Tourism Safely in Raja Ampat

Waigeo, Misool, Batanta, Kofiau and Salawati islands are part of Raja Ampat Regency which has terrestrial habitat of various endemic flora and fauna. Raja Ampat has an area of land and sea totaling 46,108 square kilometers with a total of 2,713 islands.

Based on research conducted by the West Papua Center for Natural Resources Conservation (BBKSDA) and the organization Fauna & Flora International – Indonesia Program (FFI-IP), biodiversity on Waigeo Island, Batanta, Salawati, Misool, and Kofiau is in the form of 186 species of birds. 40 types of amphibians, 13 types of reptiles, 32 types of mammals, 350 species of wood and palm trees, 57 species of orchids, and 5 types of semar bags.

According to the Head of the KSDA West Papua Central Office R. Basar Manullang, there are still endemic fauna and flora that need to be studied. Call it bald paradise (Cicinnurus republica), red paradise (Paradisea rubra), maleo waigeo (Aepypodius bruijinii), cuscus waigeo (Spilocuscus papuensis), and Dendrobium azureum orchids.

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