Raja Ampat Marine Festival is Ready to be held in October


Raja Ampat Island.


Raja Ampat is famous for its nautical beauty. Especially for you who like diving. Surely, you will be fascinated by the variety of corals and other types of marine biota.
Come on dive to Raja Ampat on October 18-21, 2017 bacause there is
Raja Ampat Marine Festival.
There are many interesting agendas that has been prepared by the committee. There, you can take a stroll while exploring the underwater world up to the snorkeling location and the world's best diving version of CNN Travel.

"This is part of a series of events during 2017. The mission is to introduce the natural beauty of marine and cultural charm of people around Raja Ampat more," said the Regent of Raja Ampat, Abdul Faris Umlati, Monday (9/10/2017).

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He revealed the festival held in the Capital of Raja Ampat Regency, Waisai, Waigeo Island. The location can be reached within 3 hours if the speedboat ride from Sorong city.

"The world's coral reefs are in Raja Ampat, which is the heart of the world's coral triangle, which means that the Raja Ampat Sea has such diverse marine biota, there are whales, dolphins, dugongs, and turtles," he continued.

The nautical beauty of Raja Ampat is also inhabited by stingrays, five species of turtles, and unique sharks of Wobbegong and Kalabia or often called walking sharks. There are also sea horses, 15 species of endemic fish, 699 species of shellfish, 1427 species of reef fish, and 553 hard coral species.

"Dolphins can be seen every day, especially when traveling from Sorong to Raja Ampat, tourists can see the dolphins in the loose water," he said.

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The other interesting thing is that the committee invites art and culture from other districts in Papua. In addition, the Raja Ampat community is ready to show off the traditional boat used by their ancestors to wade through the ocean. The Raja Ampat community will also exhibit the habit of consuming fruit. At this festival, visitors can enjoy the typical Papuan food for free.

"There will also be a variety of nautical races such as ornamental boat races, swimming, running, cooking, and other competitions, and beach sports such as volleyball and local cultural attractions, and local cultural attractions that will be featured by the Raja Ampat community and participants from other districts," he explained.

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After the Maritime Festival 2017, there will still be several events such as the Wonderful Misool Festival on November 8-10, 2017. Then the Kings Cup Football Tournament on November 23-30, 2017 and the Festival Lively New Year on December 30-31, 2017.
Indonesian Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya, congratulates the nautical festival in Raja Ampat. Its underwater marine tourism destination has been recognized as the world's most powerful version of CNN Travel and is recognized by hundreds of bloggers and video bloggers around the world.

"This is the paradise of divers and snorkeling that has been dive into the world's celebrities."
"Let's travel to Raja Ampat," said Arief.

Source : https://www.cnnindonesia.com/gaya-hidup/20171010184321-307-247479/festival-bahari-raja-ampat-siap-digelar-bulan-oktober/


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