Cenderawasih Bay National Park is a recommended place to visit when people are in Papua, Indonesia. Indonesia has so many great places to go and if people are looking for natural beauty and the ethnic cultural background, Papua must be the right place to go. People can find this national park in the northern Papua Island. It is the largest marine national park which can be found in Indonesia. One thing for sure, this is one of the best sites for diving in the archipelago.
People can find so many great ocean views including the magnificent vertical drops. People will also be amazed with the hard coral garden which offers very beautiful scenery. People must not forget to enjoy the sponge life as well as colorful fish from different species. There is one thing which makes this place attract people’s interest from all around the world. This is the place where people can meet one of the largest animals in the world which is spotted whale shark (Rhincodon typus). Divers are lucky to meet one or a couple of spotted whale shark in other places in the world but they will meet the spotted whale shark in pods. Cenderawasih Bay National Park surely is the best place in the world where divers are able to swim along with them. It is pretty safe but they have to make sure not to be hit by the fins which are very powerful.
Cenderawasih Bay National Park
Meeting with the whale shark in pods surely will not be the only interesting thing which people should not miss when they are in Papua. There are also some other species which inhabit the water of this area. People can find four turtle species in this area including common green turtle, hawksbill turtle, eatherback turtle, and Pacific ridley turtle. In this place, people can also find dolphins, sharks, coconut crabs, as well as dugongs. In the bay area, people can go to Mioswaar Island where they can find the natural cave with ancient remains, waterfalls, as well as thermal springs. 100 feet depth underwater cave can be found in Tanjung Muaggur and of course divers cannot refuse the temptation to explore this exotic place. Watching whale and dolphin can be done on Yoop Island as well as Windesi waters. There are some other great places where people can enjoy great diving experience such as Nusrowi Island and also Rumberpon Island with very sophisticated view which is hard to forget cenderawasih bay national park.