Raja Ampat also called the Four Kings is located off the northwest tip of the Island of New Guinea, in Indonesia's West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) province and given his name from the four major islands and comes from a local myth.
The Raja Ampat is an archipelago with over 1.500 small islands surrounding by the four islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo as well as the smaller island of Kofiau.
Raja Ampat is also the largest marine national park in Indonesia and the oceanic natural resource around the Raja Ampat Archipelago makes it one of the top ten places for diving and number one in terms of underwater biodiversity.
According to many marine surveys the Raja Ampat Archipelago has the highest record marine life diversity on Earth.
Diversity is considerably greater than in any other area.
This Coral Triangle, composed of Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea is the heart of the world's coral reef biodiversity and makes the Raja Ampat Archipelago to the richest coral reef eco system in the world.
Species which became the main attraction are Manta Rays, Wobbegong Shark, Walking Shark and the famous Pontohi Pygmy Sea Horse, which is actually rarely found somewhere else.
Scuba Diving around the Raja Ampat can be done through a liveaboard trip or an land base diving resort.
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