CORAL REEFS IN RAJA AMPAT DAMAGED DUE TO ANCHOR OF TOURISM SHIPS

The KM Amanikan tour boat is reportedly dumping anchors in the shallow coral reef area which is one of the dive sites of tourists visiting Arborek Village, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

The tour boat irritated the residents of Arborek Village for throwing anchors in an area that should not have been, so residents reported it to the Transportation Agency.

Head of the Raja Ampat District Transportation Agency, Yohanes B Rahawarin, in Waisai, confirmed that his office had received a report from the community of Arborek Village, accompanied by a photo document of the incident.

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Get to Know Raja Ampat Marine Biota

Raja Ampat is home to a variety of beauty and diversity of marine biota including invertebrates, animals without vertebrae. Various types of marine invertebrates inhabit various habitats in Raja Ampat.

Based on records there are 540 types of shellfish, 700 types of mollusks and various other marine invertebrates in this island district. One of the Raja Ampat marine invertebrates that we will discuss this time is about Jorunna funebris.

Funebris jorunna are invertebrates such as sea slugs in Phylum Molluscs. This species belongs to hermaphrodite animals so it does not display sexual dimorphism.

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New Facilities in Tanjung Putus

We proudly announce that Doberai is now constructing its new facilities in another island named Tanjung Putus. This new facilities will have 12 over water bungalows. And it is prepared to be ready end of this year.

Tanjung Putus island is located 1 hours from Doberai Private Island

The Beauties of Raja Ampat that You Cant Afford to Miss

Doberai Private Island – Raja Ampat Eco Resort

Speaking of holidays, Raja Ampat seems never to be missed from the list. Beautiful and full of charm, Raja Ampat must be your next vacation destination.

Raja Ampat is a small archipelago in West Papua. Having a lot of islands, the traveler will be spoiled by various sights from various islands. Just point to going to what island, you will be lulled by beautiful landscapes like heaven.

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Some Appreciation from Other Countries on Conservation Project in Raja Ampat

Doberai Private Island – Raja Ampat Eco Resort

The countries that are members of the Regional Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Secutity (CTI-CFF) regional membership appreciate the management of the Raja Ampat watershed conservation area, Papua.

Director of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Andi Rusandi said the Indonesian government along with member countries of the CTI-CFF were after discussing the management of watershed conservation areas in each, especially the starfish area which was the world’s coral reef triangle.

In the workshop each country delivered the concept of conservation management in their country. Then they receive input and suggestions for more effective management.

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Maintaining Exoticsm of Raja Ampat

Doberai Private Island - Raja Ampat Eco Resort

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.