Enchantment of the Sea Raja Ampat world tourism papua indonesia

Enchantment of the Sea Raja Ampat world tourism papua indonesia

great number of tourists seem to dine and chat casually, looking out to sea dominated blue, green, and white. The colors that appear because of the influence of the spread of coral reefs in the shallow sea and deep. They were enjoying lunch in the Papua Diving Resort, waters of Raja Ampat, Irian Jaya Barat .-

Some tourists seem to walk the fine white sandy beach. There is also busy in getting up the speedboat pier equipped submarines. Some are already in the region for more than two weeks. They do not get bored as diving and sunbathing every day that make white skin was burned almost black, tropical sun .-

sting and the bright sun makes the air exasperated guests to dive and dive again. Sunlight is often through the cracks of waves up to now. Beauty scenery and sea biota did make a lasting impression for tourists. For lovers of coastal tourism and underwater fanatic, Raja Ampat is known to even the best rated in the world for the quality of coral reefs .-

Many international underwater photographers capture the charm of the sea Raja Ampat. Even someone coming over and over again and make a special book about the beauty of coral reefs and marine biota of this region. Mid-2006, a special team from the magazine world's leading scientific adventure, National Geographic, making coverage of the Raja Ampat which will become the main report in 2007 .-

As many as 610-Raja Ampat Island is the fraction of Sorong District, since 2003. District has a population of 31,000 souls has 610 islands (only 35 islands are inhabited) with a total area of about 46,000 km2, but only 6000 km2 of land, 40,000 km2, the sea again. Islands unspoiled and beautiful sea that still make direct tourists hooked. They seemed to want to explore the waters in the "Bird's Head" Island of Papua .-

This area could be a target of hunters reef fish and bombed by toxic cyanide. However, there are still many people who attempt to protect the area so that the wealth of the sea can be saved. Sea coral reefs in Raja Ampat judged most comprehensive in the world. From the world's 537 species of coral, 75 percent were in these waters. 1104 also found fish species, 669 species of mollusks (soft animals), and 537 types of coral animals. Extraordinary .-

The World Bank in collaboration with the global environmental agency specify the Raja Ampat as one region in East Indonesia, which received assistance Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program (Coremap) II, since 2005. In the Raja Ampat, this program covers 17 villages and involve the local population. Fishermen are also trained to cultivate fish, grouper and sea grass-.-

Exotic Papua Diving, the only resort that offers exotic underwater tourism in the region, visited by tourists diving enthusiasts at home for days and even up to a month to navigate the curves seabed. They seemed to not want to return to their country because they have "island paradise unparalleled on this earth" .-

managers not easy to prepare a place for tourists. Maximillian J Ammer, the owner of a Dutch citizen of Papua Diving Resort is also a pioneer marine tourism drive this area, desperately need to set up various facilities to attract tourists from abroad. Since he started his business eight years ago, many funds must be spent. However, the results are also satisfactory. Each year the resort is visited at least 600 special tourist who spent an average of two weeks .-

Lodging is very simple, only woven walls and thatch roofs that cost a minimum of 75 euro or Rp 900,000 a night. If you want to dive must pay 30 euros or approximately USD 360,000 was diving at a particular location. Most tourists come from Europe. Only a few tourists from Indonesia to stay and dive in there .-

"Tourists dive almost every day because the dive sites are wide and varied. The beauty of coral reefs are varied so much choice and invite curiosity. There is a tourist who was still strong 80 years diving, "said Max Ammer woman who was married to Manado .-

Three years ago, Papua Diving build a modern inn not far from the first location. Apparently, the inn was built by relying on local building materials are almost always full booked. Though the charge to reach 225 euros, or about Rp 2.7 million per night. At the new location, equipped with modern equipment, including international telephone facilities and internet .-

Tourists to the Raja Ampat just wanted to Papua Diving on the Island and Mansuar because facilities are of international standard maid, also food. They landed at the airport Domne Eduard Osok, Sorong, directly to the location with quick ship capacity of about 10 people who charge Rp 3.2 million each way. It took about 3-4 hours to reach Mansuar .-

Like the other islands, Mansuar looked beautiful because the forest is still maintained and clean seawater, so any marine biota that is not far from the surface can be seen clearly. Tourists enough to swim or snorkelling to see the beauty of the sea, whereas if you want to observe directly beauty of marine biota in profundity, they have to dive .-

Feel Safe, local citizens involved in the development and management of the resort, even 90 of the 100 employees are citizens of Papua. Residents also supplies fish, vegetables, fruits, and others. One of the tour package to visit the village to see the plants and animals typical of the local, including the Paradise birds. Many tourists who become donors of the church building and education of children around the Man-flare .-

Max Ammer is committed to improving the economy and the skills of local residents. They were trained in foreign languages and use scuba gear. Tourists feel safe at any time day or night when the heat and enjoy the sunset as well as swimming and diving in the deep sea .-

in addition to marine and fisheries, Raja Ampat has a wealth of natural resources, such as petroleum and nickel. At the bottom of the sea there are also many sinking ships former World War II the estimated load "treasure trove" high value. However, if mismanaged, exploitation activities it is feared to threaten the sustainability and the natural beauty of the sea .-

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