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Raja Ampat

The legend behind Raja Ampat centers around a woman who came across seven eggs. Of these, four hatched into the kings of the four large islands of Raja Ampat (which means "four kings"), while the other three became a ghost, a woman and a stone.

Once a sleepy outpost of Indonesia, the four islands of Raja Ampat have, in recent years, begun to gain a deal of fame for its rich, varied marine life. Estimates by conservation groups show that the diversity of marine life in Raja Ampat is among the highest in the world, with over 1,300 species of fish, 700 species of mollusks, and 537 species of coral.

The legend behind Raja Ampat centers around a woman who came across seven eggs. Of these, four hatched into the kings of the four large islands of Raja Ampat (which means "four kings"), while the other three became a ghost, a woman and a stone.

Once a sleepy outpost of Indonesia, the four islands of Raja Ampat have, in recent years, begun to gain a deal of fame for its rich, varied marine life. Estimates by conservation groups show that the diversity of marine life in Raja Ampat is among the highest in the world, with over 1,300 species of fish, 700 species of mollusks, and 537 species of coral.

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Island Hopping

Explore the archipelago's 1,500 islands and caves, many of which are uninhabited and unspoiled.

Tomolol and North Waigeo

Tomolol features amazing caves decorated with paintings of human body parts and animals by ancient cave-dwelling peoples, while North Waigeo is home to Japanese army bunkers from World War II. Nearby is the beautiful waterfall of Salawati, where the locals sometimes put on war dances for visitors.

Watersports

Enjoy the crystal-clear water by diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming or sailing.

Wreck Diving

Wreck diving is one of the top activities on Raja Ampat, with the island of South Waigeo being a top destination. Other points of interest include Kabui Bay and its dramatic karsts of limestone, as well as Sawandarek, which features lovely coral and white sand beaches.

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Remote Lands Hot Winter Pick: Raja Ampat for the Diving and the Islands

Remote Lands Hot Winter Pick: Raja Ampat for the Diving and the Islands

Author : Travelogues
Raja Ampat is, simply put, magical above and below. While the Northern hemisphere is having winter, the waters here are calmer and the weather cooler.
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Five Otherworldly Nature Experiences in Raja Ampat

Five Otherworldly Nature Experiences in Raja Ampat

Author : Zinara Rathnayake
Above and below the water, Raja Ampat is paradise. From Piaynemo to manta rays, this is one of Asia's best choices for nature lovers.
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All Hands on Deck for 5 Luxury Asia Yachting Journeys You’ll Love

All Hands on Deck for 5 Luxury Asia Yachting Journeys You’ll Love

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Indonesia phinisi or luxury yacht? Baikal or the Kerala Backwaters? These 5 luxury yachting journeys combine everything from diving to private jets.
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Aqua Expeditions Announces 3 New Indonesia Cruise Destinations with the Aqua Blu

Aqua Expeditions Announces 3 New Indonesia Cruise Destinations with the Aqua Blu

Author : Tyler Roney
The Aqua Blu from Aqua Expeditions will feature seven-night, five-star cruises through Raja Ampat, Bali to Komodo, and the Ambon and Spice Islands.
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What Makes Sipadan the Best Dive Site in Malaysia?

What Makes Sipadan the Best Dive Site in Malaysia?

Author : Juanita Pienaar
The Mergui Archipelago, Maldives, Komodo, Raja Ampat – all have earned their titles as some of the best dive sites in the world. But Sipadan deserves a mention as well, and diver Juanita Pienaar knows why.
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5 Places to Plan Your Winter Dive in Asia

5 Places to Plan Your Winter Dive in Asia

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Whether it's a liveaboard in Raja Ampat or chilling in an underwater restaurant in the Maldives, your winter dive holiday in Asia will be filled with surprises.
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