Manokwari – Cendrawasih Bay – Manokwari

This captivating area of Raja Ampat, along the north east coast of Indonesian West Papua, where you can participate in one of the most unique marine experiences to be had anywhere in the world. Enjoy the opportunity to swim with the graceful and harmless whalesharks in calm and easy conditions. A series of traditional fishing boats called “bagans” have an enduring existence in the bay and over many years divers and photographers have discovered a very special relationship between these fishermen and the worlds largest fish, the whaleshark.

 

This area is home to many of the 39 species of “Bird of Paradise” currently known. A prized encounter amongst serious birders, all species of Bird of Paradise are defined by vivid colours and each species has its own unique mating dance. Found deep within the tropical forests of New Guinea and her surrounding islands and nowhere else on Earth, detecting and photographing these birds is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Day Location Dive Site Dive Total
1 Arrival / Manokwari Cek Dive 1-2 dive
2 Purup Island – Lonley Rock
– The Corner
– Small Lagoon
4 dive
3 TG Ayami
TG Busurua
– Ayami Corner
– Tanjung Kecil
– Silver Linning
– Tanjung Batu
4 dive
4 TG Kwatisore Whale Shark Point 4 dive
5 Ripon Island – Zero Airplane
– Pulo Kecil
– The Corner
– Ripon Reef
4 dive
6 Wairundi Island Wairundi Reef 2 dive
7 Manokwari Departure

Alor has amazingly underwater scenery