Snorkeling and diving in Raja Ampat is truly full of sensations. Many kinds of fish, from stingrays and fish nemo will be easy You find below. Coral reefs are beautiful, seawater is also very clear!
Me and friends invited media Ministry of tourism and the Creative Economy and the Government of Raja Ampat Islands, picking the spot for snorkeling as Waiwo, on the island of Waigeo. The location is not far from the capital of Waiwo District in Waisai Raja Ampat.
Towards Waiwo then, I take a road trip up and down the Hill, it’s no more an hour from Waisai. The natural beauty of the District 9 year old extraction results are very impressive. The road I traveled was casted cement, due to its natural conditions are tortuous. In the left-right way, a very leafy trees sit and high. The air is also still fresh, despite the stinging heat typical of Papua
Diving and snorkeling Spot in Waiwo, being in a Raja Ampat resort only available which is very convenient. A number of shades of wood and thatched cottage fringe set to mess with. The cost of the rent IDR 450,000 equals USD 46.00 per person per day. Rent per room not per person staying, however. Expensive right? However, to be in accordance with the charm of the natural beauty that I can enjoy.
But, this time I did not stay at the lodges. My goal is to Waiwo for snorkeling and diving! I immediately walked towards the snorkeling and diving equipment rental, just off shore in Waiwo. To rent the tool is inexpensive, and is not restricted to be worn all day. Our snorkeling equipment rentals tag IDR 50,000 or USD 4.80 while diving equipment the price is IDR 500,000 equally USD 48.00.
After selecting a suitable equipment, I immediately walk leads to the bridge piers wood, approximately 500 meters to the sea. The color of sea water in the clear, green Waiwo fishes colorful swirling around the pillars of Ironwood buffers this people’s Pier.
In the middle of the wooden bridge it sagus-roofed house built, very exotic looks from shore. This is where I put on diving gear. I went down the stairs, and then slosh.. we’re wets and busy dove into the water nodes.
Recently I dive, colorful fish circling around us. With diving goggles, I enjoyed the colorful fish and nimble movement. Occasionally I throw bread, and fish jump scramble to eat. Once it seemed amused, really an amazing experience. Once in a while I photographed the fish with the cameras that I protect with an underwater protector.
The visibility or visibility in Waiwo is great during the day. The Sun was shining perfect without being obstructed by clouds. West Papua during the sky was very blue clean without stain. Thin white clouds, thus adding to the exotic Raja Ampat. The Sun’s heat that burns the skin cannot make our undo our intention to travel.
I could see the colorful fishes swim up to a distance of more than 5 meters. I occasionally see the rare fish look like fish, blue-colored rays of the Rainbow, and fish nemo phenomenal. A variety of colorful fish size continues teased us, for getting in the underwater beauty of Raja Ampat.
I also get to see the beauty of the coral reefs from a distance of a little closer to holding your breath while you are diving. Colorful coral reefs, make our sedated in the Raja Ampat Islands beauty and for a moment the tiredness of the world. Due to time limitations, I then ride back to the dock.
I hired a boat to cross in small island opposite Mioskon Island Waiwo. Yet again I have to spend IDR 1,500,000 OR USD 148.00. And again, it’s paid back with the beauty of the coral reefs of the coast around the island-filled little cottage on the edge of the beach.
After getting the best spot, I dove into the diving as deep as 10 meters. The perfect visibility, enabling us to enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs are incredible amazing. Unfortunately I do not have a camera tough enough to perpetuate that I witnessed. For us, this is the paradise of the world remain.
I am again sedated with natural beauty under the sea Raja Ampat. Although I can only indulge in Waiwo, because to heaven a real coral reef in Wayag, I have to spend up to IDR 1,600,000 OR USD 158.00.
A variety of colorful coral reefs we see, we touch, we admire. But I can’t take for reasons of conservation. About 30 minutes of diving, you also come to the surface of the water with a full sense of AWE. Amazing!
Because of the time had enough late in the afternoon, I went back to the ship and leads to the resort Waiwo. I do not want to spend the money to spend the night on the waterfront, I chose back to the Hotel in Waisa to stay along nite in more frugal.
All the way to the hotel, I heard stories about the source of fresh water fun on shore Waiwo. What’s the story? Wait for the story of my trip in Raja Ampat.