Snorkeling in Raja Ampat/Banda vs. Palau/Yap
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jul 1, 2012 10:47 AM Last Post By: ashley6
Jun 27, 2012 5:15 PM
Jun 28, 2012 12:26 AM
Jun 28, 2012 7:14 AM
Jun 28, 2012 1:51 PM
For corals and great visibility, check out Tanjung Karang on Sulawesi as a possible alternative. It’s widely underrated, less known and quite affordable. We dived/snorkelled there last year and it was just awesome; one of the best dive spots ever, with most beautiful corals and huge sponges, all still in an excellent shape, healthy and colourful. Find all the details and many pictures (seeing is believing) in our travellers’ journal at:
Happy and safe travels always, Konni.
Jul 1, 2012 2:36 AM
the marine life in raja ampat is the most spectacular of the world. raja ampat is the heart of the area known as the "coral triangle", so it is the place for the highest concentration of marine biodiversity. you can easily find information about the many species of fish, coral, mollusks that exists in raja ampat. simply, it will blow your mind. there are great places for snorkeling in mansuar/gam islands. local homestays (very basic) are found in mansuar (check out yenkoranu homestay in mansuar). the snorkieling around this area is great. also, you have other accomodations in gam (check out rajaampatbiodiversity.com) also with excellent snorkeling.
you will enjoy much of raja ampat!
Jul 1, 2012 10:47 AM
5Konni; We are on a liveaboard so I cannot select where we go. We were at Wakatobi a year ago and I would gigeve it a B but no more. We start in Ambon ahe do to several Banda Islands for 5 days and then into the RA for 7 days ending at Sorong. I only remember we are going to Kri. in RA. Our 110 sq. ft. A/C cabin is our home for the 12 days.
I was just tryimg to determine whethe Palau (Koror) was a must do nect for ot is a very costly trip. Airfare is over $2200 from NYC.
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