10 great reasons to visit West Papua

KATHRYN CURZON

From above: This gorgeous view can be seen from the hilltop of Piaynemo. (JP/Nethy Dharma Somba)

No destination in Indonesia is as remote and wild as West Papua. With verdant forests full of birdlife and immaculate coral reefs, this is a nature lover’s paradise.

Don’t miss it for your chance to go island hopping, scuba diving, hiking or immersing in the diverse tribal cultures West Papua is known for.

  1. Dive With Friendly Whale Sharks

West Papua’s waters are teeming with life, including numerous whale sharks that you can go swimming with.

Large numbers of these ocean giants frequent Kwatisore Bay in Cenderawasih and have a very special relationship with the local fishermen.

All along the bay, fishermen use floating platforms to secure their nets and have always given away part of their catch to the whale sharks.

The result is a totally unique dive site where the whale sharks are completely at ease with divers and snorkelers around them, allowing you to get close to these impressive animals.

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This Blog has gone through many obstacles and attacks from violent Free West Papua separatist supporters and ultra nationalist Indonesian since 2007. However, it has remained throughout a time devouring thoughts of how to bring peace to Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

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