Raja Ampat map

Raja Ampat Islands

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Raja Eampat Map, raja ampat, sorong, waigeo, gag, batanta, misool, kri,

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Raja Eampat Map, raja ampat, sorong, waigeo, gag, batanta, misool, kri, mining, natural resources, nature reserves, plantaions


Papua West & Raja Ampat Islands

Irian Jaya comprises the western half of the world’s second largest island, New Guinea. Irian Jaya is a true patchwork of ethnicities and one of the last great unexplored regions of our precious earth. Twenty percent of Irian Jaya’s land and marine parks are designated conservation areas yielding the highest fish and coral count of any sea.
Marine biodiversity is evident everywhere rivaling any tropical rainforests in species density. Irian Jaya has a tremendous variety of creatures on the reefs. From over 3000 recorded fish species, 300 scleractinian (reef building corals), 100 sponge species, dolphins, dugong, hawksbill (Ertmochelys imbricata), green (Chelonia) and leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) who lay their eggs in Irian Jaya.
Fewer than two million people live in Irian Jaya’s 410,660 square kilometers. Unique flora and fauna abound including the bird of paradise, the giant cassowary bird and bird winged butterlies Idyllic islands finged with white sand beaches, dotted isles filled with hanging orchids and venus fly traps, Irian Jaya’s western tip holds some truly stunning regions both above water and below.
This small area in Indonesia has the richest coral reef life in the world. Kind of the coral reef epicenter of the planet. It’s expected to soon become the first marine Unesco World Heritage Site.
Apart from the reefs, this area also has some of the most stunning top-side views in the world; lime stone islands that reminds you of, but are even more dramatic than, the famous Rock Islands of Palau; big cathedral-like caves inside the islands; quiet lagoons with crystal white sand and water in every shade of blue and green; bird life such as the Birds of Paradise that brought Alfred Russel Wallace to this region over a century ago; the most stunning sunsets you’ll ever see; and – almost no tourists…
The Raja Ampats, located west of the Birds Head Peninsula, are administratively part of Papua Barat/Iran Jaya, but they are very different from the rest of west Papua, which the travel guides are focused on. Geographically and when it comes to nature, history and culture, the Ampats are in many ways closer to Moluku.
Raja Ampat* means “the four ‘kings'”, a name dating back to the 15th century, when the Sultanate of Tidore – one of the muslim sultanates in the original Maluku west of Halmahera – appointed four local “rajas” in Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo.
Even earlier, Seramese traders from small islands off the eastern tip of Seram had established trade settlements, sosolot, throughout the region, exchanging cloth, beads, and other products from western Indonesia for trepang, plumes, forest products and slaves from Papua. There where also a strong ties to the island of Biak east of the Bird’s Head Peninsula.
Rock paintings found in caves in Misool and in on the west coast of the Birds Head, as well as bronze artifacts, show that trade with other parts of Asia was already established 2 – 3 000 years ago.
Going further back, it should be noted that just 10 000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, most of what is currently sea in this area was still land, roughly corresponding to the lighter blue parts in the Raja Ampat Map. This means that most of the early coastal settlements in this area are now submerged, and will require underwater archeology to be found and explored.

Kaimana Bay Map

Kaimana Bay Map

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  • Kaimana (0km)
  • Airtiba (11.7km)
  • Sisi (12.3km)
  • Bitsyaru (14.1km)
  • Simora (15.7km)
  • Urarom (16.1km)
  • Matua (16.6km)
  • Tsyiowa (19.5km)
  • Morana (30.5km)
  • Mafrih (32.3km)
  • Weras (38.6km)
  • Awa (38.7km)
a tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water.
  • Wanoma (25km)
  • Pulau Serotte (30.5km)
  • Madais-kecil (31.6km)
  • Madais-besar (36.1km)
a land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction.
  • Tanjung Simora (12.4km)
  • Tanjung Bitsyaru (19.5km)
a coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.
  • Teluk Kaimana (8.8km)
  • Teluk Bitsyaru (20km)
tracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water.
  • Kepulauan Madais (35.5km)
a place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo.
  • Kaimana / Utarom (3.9km)
a body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land.
  • Sisiandang (17.4km)

Airports close to Kaimana

Kaimana(KNG), Kaimana, Indonesia (12.9km)


  • Turtle Island, as its name or by any other name is called Venue Island, is a small island located south-west of Adi Island at Kaimana West Papua. Extent of about 2 ½ acres of dominant pine trees and the beach surrounded by white sand. On the island there are keepers of the island which was commissioned by Conservation International Indonesia – Kaimana Program to help protect the turtles and their eggs from the threat of turtle thieves. Before any officer on the island, sea turtles and their eggs stolen every day. But after the officer, turtles can lay eggs safely. According to the island guard, there are at least six species of sea turtles that lay their eggs here. The average sea turtles lay their eggs each night of 6 to 10 turtle with an average number of eggs reaching 180-200 grains.

    This is a very interesting tourist attraction, where every night you can watch turtles lay eggs, holding turtles, even sea turtles can lay eggs directly on your palms. Usually the turtles lay their eggs at the time of high tide at night, but under certain conditions, the turtle may lay eggs in the afternoon when it was time to lay eggs, but the possibility is very small, for 2 years only listed 2 times the turtle laying eggs in the afternoon. Turtle eggs will hatch in about 50 days of age, and because the turtles lay their eggs each night, the baby turtles (hatchlings) that have been hatched and ready to go back to the sea takes place every day. Young turtle also returned to the sea at night, usually occurs when darkness fell. Where sea turtles lay their eggs usually marked and numbered by CII’s officer. They recorded it so well that they also know the schedule and ready to hatch turtles returned to their habitat in the ocean. The interesting thing also is that you will be given the opportunity to release hundreds of baby turtles into the sea at night. Another interesting point in Turtle Island is a saltwater lake that resembles a lake, and in some parts there are heaps of salt water foam like snow. You can also watch the sunset which is unequaled in this lake. In this island also live bats,  pheasant, and several other coastal bird species. If you love diving, so many interesting spots in this area you can enjoy. But if you are not a diver, you just  fishing and we guarantee you will not be disappointed.  You could be fishing and cook your own as much as you like in this island.

    However, because the island including wildlife areas, to get there there are some rules we must obey in order not to interfere with breeding animals. After arriving at Turtle Island, conservation officer at the site will immediately tell you about the rules and procedures tour the island.

    For those of you who are interested to travel to Turtle Island in Kaimana, Papua, travel from outside the Kaimana can be reached via Ambon and Sorong. From Jakarta, Makassar, Denpasar , you can ride Lion Air to Kaimana with the first stopover in Ambon, or you can also ride via Sorong by Express  Air. Lion Air to schedule to Kaimana there every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, while via Sorong by  the Express Air almost every day because there are many plane options from Sorong to Kaimana. From Kaimana, you can hire a longboat or speedboat to get there, the longboat rental rates range from 5 to 10 million depending on how long you are there. But if you are still confused about how to Kaimana, just contact me Jafar Werfete (Kaimana Tour) at no +62-813-444-12-117 or via email to werfetov@gmail.com. We will plan a tour package to Turtle Island and other destinations according to your  time and budget.

Kaimana Regency has some of world’s most beautiful and diverse tropical reefs, and is also one of the few places in the world to see ancient rock art. A rich repository of birds, rare, animals, reptils, amphibians, butterflies, and plants, Kaimana terrestrial environment ranges from lush tropical rainforests nourished by cascading rivers and waterfalls to 2000 meter-tall mist-covered bluffs. Here are a few Suggestion for discovering Kaimana’s myriad adventures. Get your art fix near Namatota Island. The most impressive display of millenia-old rock art is located on the mainland east of Namatota. Early visitors to West Papua created the art when it was still possible to walk from Australia’s Torres Strait to the Island of New Guinea across what is now the shallow Arafura Sea. Etnologists belive that wandering the Aborigines created the painting before they moved to Papua’s highlands. Local legend, however, relates that spirits painted the intricate design. After viewing this magnificent display of primitive art, most visitors also belive that spirits might still haunt this place. The extensive array is seen easily while cruising between Namatota island and the mainland. This area must be accessed from the south. As you travel north the art is found on the right, west facing mainland cliffs. Stay as close as possible to the mainland side of the channel, and you will see the paintings about midway up the strait. Book a liveboard diving trip to explore the underwater realm of Triton Bay to see wonderous marine life ranging from the world’s amallest seahorse to whale shark, the largest fish on the planet. Explore the waterfalls that abound around Kaimana. Perhaps the most impressive and picturesque waterfall is in the Momon area near mouth of Sanggala Bay. Depending on the flow, you can approach quite closely and even venture upstream. Delve into the region’s history, Remnants of Kaimana’s Dutch colonial period can be seen in Lobo Village. In Sanggala Bay, there is a World War II anti-craft instalation. One of the guns is reportedly in decent enough condition and in a good position to be photographed. Visit the newly protected turtle nesting beaches on Pulau Venu, where turtle tracks far outnumber human footprints. Around sunset at Pulau Venu, you may observe thousands of bats take flight for their nighttime feeding ritual. Wander Kaimana Regency’s unspoiled beaches, especially at sunset, Kaimana city is known as “Kota Senja”, or “Sunset City”. Hike to the spectacular Triton Lakes, or perhaps to the unforgettable waterfalls on the Papisol-Kumawa Peninsula, and look carefully for Tree Kangaroos hiding in the forest. Gaze in awe as exotic birds fill the jungle sky, Hornbills and Birsd of Paradise are just two examples of Kaimana’s wealth of birdlife. Vilage hop and be welcomed with a dizzying variety of ethnics dances. Learn about the traditional method of sustainable marine file conservation, Sasi or Nggama, while visiting Kaimana’s villages.

Two years ago, there was a tourist boat from Sorong arriving at Kampung Lakahia in Etna Bay, Kaimana district, Papua, and asked the local community to be a guide to some foreign guests on board for fishing around the Gulf of Etna. Accompanied by two local guides, they then went to the River Urama and Mairuma. In these rivers, they managed to get fish Baramuli (white snapper), black snapper (Papuan Bass). The next day they were fishing around the estuary of the river again Urama and gained a lot of white snapper, black snapper, bubara (GT), and several other fish species. The story of the fishing was then published in one French-language magazine in Paris. This publication is then pulled one of his fishing tours activist who is also a member of the International Fishing Club Frenchman to try to find other fishing spots in rivers and lakes in Kaimana. Through browsing the Internet, she found my contact number and we then communicate. Finally he decided to come to Kaimana, but because of busy elsewhere, the new plan was implemented in late November 2011. Mr. Leo came with took a beginner angler who is also the French and also a chef from Manado. He then uses the motor boat – ketinting – to travel to the Gulf of Etna. The results are encouraging, in the Gulf of Etna they managed to meet a local guide who come fishing with guests yacht two years ago. For four days they were fishing on the River Urama and Mairuma also two river estuaries. The results are encouraging, they get a lot of fish, even a friend Leo, who just a beginer also get a lot of fish, they are satisfied and promised to bring other guests to fishing here. Leo told me, spot of fishing at Etna Bay can be used as an international fishing spot for foreign guests. According to him, this spot is very precise and unique, guests can fishing in the river while enjoying views of the river, enjoying the birds, even the animals in the river. From the explanation, I found out that the trend of tour of fishing and fishing sport in the world has now changed from fishing in the sea with the monotony view of high seas to fishing in the rivers and lakes that have a bonus of stunning views. Leo proposed that the river is prefer conserved in order to fish birds and animals in the river so it would be more numerous and tame. He also intends to build a lodge in the vicinity of the river and invite the community to participate in the tourism business. Therefore, people around the object should be made to understand in order to accept the alternative environmentally friendly businesses. The Kaimana Tourism Office welcomes this opportunity and at the beginning of the year 2012 will be to disseminate tourism awareness to communities around the object. Good luck **

Day 01
After your arrival at Kaimana Airport, you will be taken straight to the hotel. After that you will take your lunch and get enough rest because of your long journey. Late afternoon you will be taken a look around the town of Kaimana (old town), among others, to see the evening market in the heart of Kaimana and subsequently returned to the hotel. If the weather is good you will enjoy the beautiful sunset of Kaimana from sunset points around the city.

Day 02
Trip to Lake Siwiki. Early Morning at 5:30 am, you will go to Tanggaromi Village by car. Travel to Tanggaromi taken within 1 hour. At 7.00 o’clock depart by longboat or ketinting to Lake Siwiki through the gulf of Arguni. Travel to Lake Siwiki will be taken within three hours by longboat and 5 hours with ketinting. On the way to Siwiki you will also pass through the phenomenon of vortex flow “Arus Wanoma” about one-half trip from Tanggaromi. Travel to Lake Siwiki will pass along the Arguni native villages, Irarutu. At 12.00 arriving at Kampung Urisa. Here, you will see how people fishing the crab with their local fishing style, even you will also try to fishing. After fishing, you can cook your fishing results your self or prepared by your cook. Sleepingh at night at Urisa people’s house before bed, we will be treated to dances and songs typical Urisa Village community.

Day 03
The third day, after wake up, you immediately make a personal activity and your breakfast are all set at 5.30. After breakfast you will immediately prepare for your departure to Lake Siwiki to keep using the same motor boat down the Urisa river to Lake Siwiki. Travel to lake should begin at 6:00 a.m. before the sun rises because of the lake we will witness the sunrise from behind Mt Fudi. Along with the rising sun, you also will enjoy the singing of the birds typical of Papua especially Rangon, Parrot, Paradise Birds, etc.. From behind Mount Fudi sticking to the bottom of the lake, the sun shining through the trees to shade the water plunged into the lake, in some lake side of lotus flowers unfold like a flock of storks adorned with tapestry and some types of small-beaked birds that changed red color crest, was on the back side of lotus flowers, mangrove and nipa palm trees lined up like a neat fence, this painting will be felt more perfect plus a cluster of shade trees, tropical rain forests around the lake like a perfect wallpaper. You may be asking the type of water if the lake water is because on the other hand there is the debt that signifies mangrove salt or brackish water, while on the other hand there is the lotus flower that signifies fresh water, but that’s a natural phenomenon that became its appeal. If you like fishing (optional) this option will be attractive as a separate activity until high sunrise from behind Mt Fudi or for those of you who like to watch birds, this activity can be carried out on the lake until 10.00. After the activity on the lake, we will turn down the other side of the river by longboat. Here you will be treated to a view on the left palm, mangrove, and lotus, are on the right side of the white stone cliffs and some interesting caves., Including cave which can be accessed directly by boat into it. Fishing and bird watching will be your choice in this place. At 12.00 you’ll have lunch and after lunch your journey to lake Siwiki will end. About 13.00 pm.you will leave for the Kaimana after a while stopped briefly in Urisa to say good bye to the villagers . Trip to Kaimana will stop for just minutes in Seraran Village. Abot 7 o’clock pm you will arrive at your hotel in Kaimana.

Day 04
The fourth day of your trip will begin at 6:30 am local time by using a motor boat, leaving from the city of Kaimana to the Namatota Strait or around Maimai Vilage. At the trip to Maimai, you will also pass by the bagan net fish where sometimes whaleshark feed by the fisherman. Travel to Maimai will take one hour. In Maimai there is a stone wall paintings, a relic mezolitikum with diverse motives, ranging from palm images, images of fish, lizards, skulls, human, centipedes, sun, etc.. These include rock painting that has unsolved mystery, among other things, how the people of that era to reach the stone cliffs are steep with very limited technology, and also what dye is used so that the images never fade with time. You will be given the opportunity to photograph the object from above longboat,. Now not recommended for climb the cliff because quite dangerous, unless you are carrying any climber for rock climbing equipment. At 8:00 next journey continues to the village of Kamaka through the rocky and sandy beaches, and the most interesting is the way you are going down a small strait with a cluster of small islands covered with palm trees are “composed” neat. In this strait you will find hordes of tuna attraction quite interesting and beautiful. Regardless of the strait with a cluster of small islands, a trip you will cross the Gulf of Triton by passing several small islands. In this way also occasionally be found a bunch of dolphins and even whales. Around 9:30 you will arrive at the village of Kamaka, a small village in the northern Gulf of Triton. Upon arrival, your tour manager will immediately coordinate and prepare your tour to Lake Kamaka. At 10:00 trekking to the lake begins to be accompanied by a local guide, two porters and a hunt group amounted to 2-3 people. Your trip to Lake Kamaka would be very interesting, because you’ll pass through dense tropical rain forests and pristine, accompanied by the sounds of birds all the way up to Lake Kamaka. Trekking to Lake Kamaka will take approximately 3 hours walk depending on the speed of the team members or when the team also found the animals that can be eaten, then the group of hunters will chase and kill it so that your trip will be a little late. In the normal speed, you will arrive at Lake Kamaka around 13:00 Soon after arriving at Lake Kamaka, the porter helped by hunters group will soon set up a tent while your cook will soon prepare your lunch. While waiting for the establishment of tent and lunch, you can take the opportunity to explore some of the side of the lake and also possibly other personal activities such as bathing, and others. After lunch, you will immediately enjoy the beautiful Lake Kamaka. You can paddle with Cano along the edge of a beautiful lake. Lake Kamaka has a certain uniqueness, that have ups and downs that contrasts four years, in a state of low tide, some lakeside looks gleaming white as the sand because of the small shells that have died and crashing on the shores of the lake. Local residents also utilize the edges of dry lake and ramps for planting. When the state of lake water tide, you can also enjoy the rock cliffs of the beautiful and rugged exactly like what you see in the gulf of Triton. In this lake later revealed there are some species of fish that have not been identified. For those of you who like to watch birds, you can also use the remaining time in the afternoon for a peek at some bird species such as Rangon, Parrot, Bird od Paradise, even some other small bird species. Once satisfied with the activity on the lake, you will be returned to the tent and do personal activities. Your dinner will be prepared at 7:00 and after dinner, you might be other activities around the tent, chatting and enjoying the moonlight with tea or coffee. For those of you who love hunting, you can go along with the hunt for a witch-hunt animals at night using a flashlight. After all the activities of the night is done, you will sleep. Your sleep will feel unique as you are entertained by the sound of crickets, and also voice of some kind of night birds.

05 days
Towards morning, your bed will be woken by the sound of some species typical bird at about 5:00 and replication of birds will be more crowded until morning as the rising sun. While waiting for breakfast, you can perform personal activities or watching the birds in the morning because the morning is certainly a time to eat and play of almost any type of bird. Your breakfast will be ready at 07.00. Finished breakfast, you will continue the activities of bird watching and also for those of you who like to hunt animals with dogs, you’ll go along with hunt groups to perform activities of hunting animals in the morning until 9:30. After that you will immediately prepare to return to the village of Kamaka. At 11.00, you will begin the journey back to the village of Kamaka. It is estimated that you will arrive in Kampung Kamaka at 1:00. After that you will take a break at Kamaka village to explore some corners of the village while waiting for your chef to prepare lunch. After your lunch at 02:00 noon, you will leave for the village Lobo eastward from the village of Kamaka and will travel within 1 hour. In Lobo, you can see the historical monuments of Fort Du Bus that was memorized us about ever founded the first Dutch government post at Lobo in 1828. In this place for the first time the Dutch government officially proclaims Nederlands ownership of the island of New Guinea. After about one and a half hours around the village of Lobo, you will soon leave for the Temintoi at 4.30. At 5:30 you will arrive at Temintoi. In Temintoi you will be setting up camp for the night. After the tent was set up, you can use the remaining time for swimming, snorkeling, fishing even while waiting for the sunset. Your dinner will be prepared on at 07.00. In the evening, to fill the loneliness, you will be entertained by a dance group with a dance typical of the local community. If possible, you can also usethe internet facility at the Joint Field Office of Conservation International and the District Government of Kaimana in Temintoi. After that you will sleep. If you sleep the previous night were entertained by the sounds of crickets and night birds, this time will be replaced by the sound of ripples at the edge of your beach.For who likes fishing, night fishing can be a choice.

06 days
This morning you wake up, after doing personal activities, you will soon be having breakfast at 7:00 and after that you will be immediately sent around the sea to await the presence of whales and dolphins with hordes of interesting attractions till 10.00 o,clock. If you are lucky, you will see even swim with whalesharks /leopard shark. You can continue the activities of snorkeling untul the time for lunch at 12.00. After lunch, activities of snorkeling, swimming, and fishing will continue until about 2:00. After that, you will immediately prepare to leave for Namatota Village, a fisherman village that was once the center of the traditional royal Namatota as well as one link in the trading system sosolot in the 16th century. Travel to Namatota will be for 1 hour. Here you can see the king’s grave, a few Portuguese cannon, and also some other relics in the king’s house is now used as custom homes. In addition you will also be taken to the caves which are the tombs of the ancestors of people of Namatota where there are hundreds of skulls are scattered in small boats as a last ‘bed’. In the village Namatota also you can watch a harmonious relationship among religions in Kaimana, which in this ward are Christian schools are still maintained by those Namatota that in fact all of them are Moslem. And even in this school the lesson of Islam relogion has taught long time ago. All these activities will last until 5:30. Promptly at six, when sun goes down with the beautiful view, you will leave for the Kaimana town. Travel to Kaimana town will be completed in 2 hours, so you will arrive at the hotel around 08.30 at night. On arrival at the hotel, after a shower, you will be invited to enjoy a seafood dinner style of Kaimana. After dinner, you will be returned to the hotel and prepare for your goods to your departure or return the next day to the next destination.

Day 07
In the morning after you wake up, breakfast will you do at 7:00 to 8:00 at the hotel. After breakfast, city tour will continue with sightseeing places or historic buildings in Kaimana, among others, traces the legacy of the Second World War fortifications, cannons, and also the buildings around town while shopping for souvenirs typical of Kaimana. This activity will be carried out until the afternoon around 12:00 when time for lunch. At 13:00 you will be escorted to the Moman River, where there you can pamper yourself with a swim in the river that flows beneath shady trees so that the water is cool and crisp. After bath activity in the Kali Moman, you will go to Kampung Coa while down the road where a lot of community plantations are located. From Coa you will be escorted to the Trikora village where you will await for the sunset. After sunset passed, then you go back to the hotel and continued with a personal activity. Your Dinner at the Sea Food Park Kaimana will be your last activity in the Sunset City of Kaimana.

Cost of tour:
USD 3500/group/6 pax, (hotel 1 person/room)
or USD 3.000/group/6 pax – (hotel 2 persons/ room)

Costs include:
1. Airpor taxi to and from the airport
2. Rental vehicle during the Kaimana
3. Hotel 6 single rooms x 4 nights
1. Tickets to and from Kaimana
2. Other personal purposes

Schouten Islands Biak, Numfor, Yapen

Schouten Islands Biak, Numfor, Yapen
Padaidori Islands
Welcome to another paradise of Papua Irian Island, Biak, the gate of the Northern Irian region. This small island located in the top of the Cendrawasih Bay, Northern Part of Papua Irian Island, was the location horrific WW II battles between the Allied Forces and the Japanese.
We invite you to witness the world war remains, enjoy spectacular sea gardens which is still untouchable by the massive tourism industry, exploring the small tropical quite islands around Biak that owns pristine white sandy beach and crystal water, beautiful varied fish and corals, diving spots.
Biak is built on the rocky soil of an island of the same name on the rim of Cendrawasih Bay, as Irian Jaya’s gateway.
There are some good beaches on : the most popular of which are Bosnik on the east coast which is good swimming and skydiving, and Korem on the north coast, where one can watch young men dive for pearls.
We can also visit YAPEN ISLAND, accessible by twenty minutes flight or six hours by motorized boat to discover the typical birds of paradise, Parrots, cockatoos and other in Yapen Island as well as trekking and camping to appreciate the exotic flora and fauna which are the endemic of Papua Irian such as star turtle (Dermochelys Coriaceae), Shell Turtle (Cretmocechelys Mybas), butterfly, flying fox and many more.
The Padaido archipelago is located in east Biak.
It comprises of 30 islands big and small. The archipelago was called “Schoutenlands” after William Schouten, found the islands in 1862. Padaido is a local word, meaning un-describable beauty. The most beautiful areas of the archipelago is on the small islands of Ureb and Mansurbabo, both having white sandy beaches and clear water.
The sarirea rocks is also fantastic.
These are is suitable place for diving.
From Biak it takes an hour by boat to get here.
You can also explore the national parks and NATURAL RESERVE at Manokwari.
This town was became the capital of West New Guinea during the Dutch colonization.
Located at the northern part of the Irian mainland, Manokwari lies on the beautiful surrounding gorges. We will explore The Arfak Reserve (450 square kilometers) lies in the north – east corner of the Irian Peninsula, 25 kilometers away from Manokwari.
The vegetation comprises lowland and hill forest has been selectively logged but it has retained much of its diversity. The reserve protects large numbers of endemic, rare and commercially important species.
There are about 110 species of mammal may be found here, including thirty species of marsupial such as tree kangaroos, forest wallabies, bandicoots, possums and cus-cus.
About half of the 320 bird species recorded for the reserve are endemic to Irian Jaya, and some of them are not known outside the Arfak region.
for birding this reserve is one of the heavens you may see in the island.
Biak is accessible by flights from Jakarta, Bali, Jayapura major cities in Indonesia.


Diving Biak

Diving Biak – Irian Jaya There are 6 separate, contiguous locations here, with the wall close to shore dropping 30m or more, flattening out, then dropping again out of scuba range. The reef face is pockmarked by some fairly deep caves where only qualified cave divers should venture. Larger fish life includes moray eels, skipjacks, lobster, napoleons, barracuda, turtles, tuna and sharks, especially the grey reef variety. At the other end of the size scale, 5 out of the 6 sites usually host a good variety of nudibranchs. A group of small islands called Padaido are the best location for diving and snorkelling activities. Where the clear water possible you to reach the entire of underwater sight. A various kinds of fish, underwater cave, WWII wrecks, and beautiful dropwalls with natural sea life decorate the dive spots here. The diving off the Padaido Islands, the third group of dive sites, is tops for the larger fishes, both variety and numbers. There also tends to be more current here, preferred by some of the larger reef fishes and the pelagics. Site #25, called The Atoll, is said to be best for large fish, including several 2m long dogfin tuna and large schools of very friendly batfish. In general, at the Padaido sites, the guides attest to frequent sightings of several varieties of sharks, eagle rays, jacks, turtle and barracuda. This seems right from my limited dives there. Coral cover was none too good and we saw some dynamite fishing damage. Clams, including a couple of giant ones, were evident during one dive. Another plunge featured a deep cave-like cleft with 3 large, spectacular openings. Biak’s most spectacular dives, both for the fishes and the bottom profiles, are in the Padaido Islands. Diving in Biak is not for those with little time and even less money. It’s neither cheap nor quick to fly there from Bali or Jakarta, but a bit more reasonable from Manado. Once you are there, you might as well stay a while. There are over 3 dozen dive locations to choose from, and more exploratory dives will probably expand the potential dive sites. Rain, waves and spray made for some pretty uncomfortable rides to and from the Padaido sites and precluded our diving off southwest Biak. But within September 1997 a larger dive boat, built right there, was due for completion. This should make for more pleasant journeys to the further locations, especially to the Outer (or Upper) Padaido Islands, an area due for exploration by the guides as soon as the larger dive boat becomes operational. You could found the dive guides competent, especially underwater. Topside, their English leaves lots of room for improvement as do the dive plans which tend to be very brief and without much vital information as to currents or description of any special features. But all of our underwater surprises were of the pleasant kind. The typical day trip leaves in the morning, does a dive, breaks on some convenient beach for a box lunch and after a rest, another dive before heading back in mid to late afternoon It is a long way to Biak and if you have travelled this far, there’s plenty to explore with either time or money (best, as anywhere else, is to have both!). Biak island itself offers overland minibus jaunts and boat rides along the coasts. This is all very cheap but crowded and time-consuming if you use public transportation. These trips, however, reveal Biak’s traditional lifestyle of small-scale farming and fishing by a generally well-educated and dynamic group. Many of the larger villages have weekly markets, when the island’s colourful agricultural products are on display. This is, of course, the best time for a visit, with plenty of transportation available. In any jaunt around Biak, by land or sea, always bring your mask, snorkel and fins; there are many tempting locations to check out. Just a bit further afield, for instance, the island of Numfor boasts of a magical lagoon on its west coast. When we checked out this mini-paradise, the tepid waters swarmed with bright fish. An occasional canoe squeezed in under the narrow coral overhang at the lagoon’s entrance, manned by fishermen skilled with spears. Palms and mangrove ring this lovely lagoon with bright red parrots squawking over.http://www.travellingtoindonesia.com/irianjaya/biak-diving.htm

Diving Tour 


04 Days / 03 Nights Biak Scuba Diving Tour Start / Finish: Biak Airport – Jayapura
Grade: Moderate Tour
Day 01 : Biak arrival Arrived at Biak airport, you will be picked up by our local guide, meeting service then directly transfer to Intsia beach hotel, check-in. After lunch pax by coach exploring one hour to Wadibu and Marau beach for beach scuba dive ( 2 X ). Late afternoon back to hotel for dinner overnight stay. (L, D)
Day 02 : Hotel – Katalina point – Owi island After breakfast at hotel by outrigger boat explore 30 minutes to Katalina wreck point for scuba dive. After dive then pax continue the trip in one hour to Owi island for second scuba dive ( 2 X ). Lunch box and mineral water provided on the spot. Afternoon by outrigger return to Biak to your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 03 : Hotel – Rurbas island After breakfast pax by outrigger boat in two hours explore to Rurbas island for 2 x diving. Lunch box and mineral water provided on the beach. Afternoon back to your hotel for dinner overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 04 : Biak Departure After breakfast pax transfer to airport for your next flight destination. (B) PRICE: On Request (please advice us the number of the participants)

INCLUDED: • All tours Transport with private car • Transfer in/out from/to Biak Airport • Local Guide + Dive Master • Diving Activities as per itinerary • Dive Equipment (Dive tanks & weight belt) • Hotel as per itinerary based on twin share • Meals as per itinerary • Soft drink • Mineral water • Snack

EXCLUDED: • Domestic Airfare • Airport tax • small items such as dive suits • BCDs • mask • underwater light • Laundry • Alcoholic beverage • Other personal expenses • Tips (these are optional)