Apnea trip to Raja Ampat A snorkeling seafari trip to Raja Ampat: 3345€ 12 days / 13 nights International and domestic flights Transfers…
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Apnea trip to Raja Ampat
A snorkeling seafari trip to Raja Ampat:
- 12 days / 13 nights
- International and domestic flights
- Hikes to explore the interior of the islands
- Accommodation in the 3 islands of the itinerary: Kri, Pianemo, Arborek,
- Full board and water excluding drinks
- Daily yoga and breathing sessions
- Apnea Instructor Guide
- Conservation taxes
Apnea trip to Raja Ampat
The Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat (“the four kings”) is located near the northwest coast of New Guinea. It consists of some 1,500 islands, many of them mountainous, the largest of which are Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool. The first three are in the Pacific Ocean, with Misool in the Seram Sea. This sea shelters on its northern edge the Raja and Kofiau islands. Other islands (including Gag and the Fam archipelago) emerge in the Halmahera Sea. The total area of the archipelago is about 46,000 km2.
The archipelago is located at the western limit of the Pacific Ocean, where the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet, giving rise to a strong continental current originating in the Sahul.
Administratively, the Raja Ampat form a kabupaten of the province of West Papua whose “chief town” is Sorong, also the gateway to the island by plane.
West Papua is a special status province of Indonesia, created in 1999 as Irian Jaya Barat from Papua and inaugurated in February 2003. The province changed its name to West Papua (Papua Barat) on 7 February 20071. Located in Vogelpik, the far west of New Guinea and stretching across the Doberai and Bomberai Peninsulas, the province has a population of 760,855 in 2010. Its name in Indonesian is Papua Barat and its capital is Manokwari.
West Papua is known in particular for its Raja Ampat Islands, which contain the richest marine biodiversity in the world.
The Coral Triangle
The Coral Triangle is an area of the Pacific Ocean comprising the waters around Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the Solomon Islands and representing, in terms of area, about 1% of the planet’s surface.
Rich in coral reefs, it is home to the world’s greatest marine biodiversity. It is home to :
- 30% of the world’s total coral reefs,
- 76% of reef-building corals
- more than 35% of reef fish species
- spawning grounds of global importance (main area of the world) for the reproduction of tunas.
- a breeding ground for blue whales and sperm whales returning from the Antarctic Continent
For these reasons it is considered one of the most important biodiversity hotspots. These corals are also important carbon sinks for the southern hemisphere.
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