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Join us for this special Dive Travel adventure as we travel to the opposite side of the planet to Sorong, Indonesia and dive off the Ocean Rover once again at Raja Ampat, (known as the Four Kings) located west of Papua, New Guinea.
Widely considered the planetís most bio-diverse coral reefs, Indonesiaís Raja Ampat Archipelago has over 541 species of hard coral. This equates to over 70 percent of the worldís hard coral living here, along with half the known soft corals of the world, far surpassing any other tropical reef system. To date, 1,320 reef fish species have been identified, (and still counting.)
Considering that the benchmark for excellent fish diversity on any given reef is 200 or more species, and that over half of Raja Ampatís reefs support this number, you might begin to grasp the phenomenon that is Raja Ampat.
This incredible diversity known as the coral triangle, stretching down from the Philippines to Indonesia and across to Papua, New Guinea, is due mainly to Raja Ampatís unparalleled array of marine habitats. From current swept reef points to sheltered black sand bays to blue water mangroves, Raja Ampatís dazzling sites will excite even the most jaded scuba enthusiast. More species of fish and coral inhabit this area than any place on earth. Marine biologists are continually discovering new life in this newly explored region, and for that reason many of the dive sites are recent discoveries.