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Features

  • Pristine
  • Scenic
  • Lush
  • Wild

Heritage

  • Sea gypsy

Coolness

  • Secret
  • Remote

Naturalist

  • Birding

Aquaholic

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Wrecks

Voyager

  • Overnight
  • Liveaboard

Population

14K

Religion

  • Tribal
  • Christian

Area

  • Huge

Lodging

  • Basic/ homestay

Access

  • By Sea

Island hopping across Cenderawasih Bay

Cenderawasih Bay National Park is one of the most secret dive spots in the world and home to over 600 species of coral, 955 species of fish, four species of turtles, and it is among few locations in the world that almost guarantees Whale Sharks all year round. Cenderawasih is also the habitat of dugongs, coconut crabs, dolphins, many species of sharks, and even blue whales. Up to 60 percent of the entire area is covered in live corals, making this area a diver’s dream. This secluded bay is indeed a fantastic phenomenon of the natural wonder of Indonesia. The word “Cenderawasih” means “bird of paradise,” an allusion to the captivating forest creatures on shore. For centuries, Papua’s exotic birds have inspired explorers to venture into the thick rainforests. Venture into a forgotten corner of the world, Indonesia’s largest protected area, where underwater is a reminder of prehistoric times when giants roamed the oceans. While not be mesmerized by the marine life guests can also marvel the artifacts left in ruin from WW2 including bomber airplanes and ships scattered throughout the bay.

How to get to Cenderawasih

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1 or 2 domestic

NEAREST AIRPORT

Manokwari , Biak

DOMESTIC CONNECTION

Sorong , Makassar , Jakarta

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