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King Ampat Maritime Tour was located in the King Ampat Regency, West
Papua Province, Indonesia. For the divers and the lover of the
underwater world, Papua was diving heaven that presented the
astonishing wealth of the sea biota. Some that were famous were King
Ampat Waters. This region was called as Coral Reef Paradise (coral reef
heaven) by the world divers.
King Ampat Islands was not only regarded as the biggest marine park in
Indonesia, but also was believed in had the biggest wealth of the sea
biota in the world. The underwater nature panorama of King Ampat began
known when a Netherlands Nationality skilled diver named Max Ammer
visited this region. The first visit of Max Ammer during 1990 to King
Ampat began with his wish to investigate the ship and the aircraft that
foundered in World War II. In 1998 he asked Gerry Allen, a fisheries
expert from Australia, to hold the survey in this place. How most
startled is Gerry Allen saw underwater resources that were so
heterogeneous in very big number.
Gerry Allen afterwards contacted International Conservation to hold
the survey of the underwater wealth in King Ampat Waters during 2001
and 2002. Results of this survey proved that King Ampat Waters were the
coral reef region with the biggest wealth of the sea biota in the
world. The content of the wealth of the sea biota of King Ampat is
biggest all over the area of the triangle of world coral, that is
Philippine-Indonesian-Papua Nugini. The triangle of this coral was the
heart of the wealth of the world coral reef that was protected and
appointed to be based on conservation of the protection of
international nature. From around the 600 ‘s the coral reef kind in the
world, among them was in waters of King Ampat.
Because the width of King Ampat Waters as well as its wealth of the
sea biota that were varied, tourists who wanted to enjoy the underwater
panorama could choose several diving points. Around the Kri Island, for
example, tourists could witness beauty of the coral reef as well as
very amazing various fish kinds, including the Queensland fish kind
grouper that was famous, kuwe fish, large-scale, the groper, the coral
shark, tuna, napoeleon wrasse, barracuda, as well as giant trevally.
The other diving point was in Sardine Reef with the depth around 10
metres. This place presented various fish kinds including the
Parrotfish fish that had the sparkling color. If wanting to try the
sensation being in the tunnel of the coral stone, tourists could dive
around the Kaboei Bay Rock Island. In this island was gotten a gulf
that beneath was a tunnel of the coral stone. In Kaboei Bay Rock also
was gotten coral caves that were occupied by the bat, as well as in
several places were found the remnants of human bones. Still many
others the diving points that could be investigated by the divers, like
in The Passage, Fam Island, as well as the Misool Island.
Apart from enjoying the wealth of the sea biota, tourists could also
enjoy sites of the underwater history, among them the warship as well
as the fighter that foundered in King Ampat Waters. Not only that,
tourists could also enjoy beauty of the islands in the territory of
King Ampat. The mainland of the islands in this region was relative
still natural, the lagoon and the gulf quite protected, had the coastal
carpet that enchanted, as well as clear sea.
Interested tourists visited King Ampat could leave from Jakarta or
other big cities headed the Domine Eduard Osok Airport, Sorong, and
West Papua. From the Domine Eduard Osok Airport, tourists could
continue the trip headed King Ampat used the fast ship had a capacity
of 10 people with cost around 3 million rupiah in one trip. The trip by
the fast ship needed time around 3 – 4 hours.
In the underwater tour region of King Ampat tourists could receive
facilities that were adequate in several available sub-areas, like in
the Kri Island, Waigeo, Mansuar, and Misool. The other alternative was
by choosing to spend the night for days on the ship (Liveaboard) by
leasing the Pinisi ship that was modified especially for the diving
activity for several days.