Cendrawasih Bay Island

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Category : Cendrawasih Bay Sub Category : Papua

Cendrawasih Bay

 

Teluk Cendrawasih National Park is located in Teluk Cendrawasih, or Cendrawasih Bay, in the Papua Barat (West Papua) province. The National Park includes the islands Mioswaar, Nusrowi, Roon, Rumberpon and Yoop and stretches across a vast 1,453,500 hectares. The area is hugely diverse, encompassing different biomes from coral reefs to mangroves and terrestrial tropical forests.

A total of 200 fish specifies live in the turquoise waters of Cendrawasih Bay, amongst black and blue coral, as well as other coral species. Diving here one can expect to see dozens of butterfly fish and uncountable numbers of damsels and parrotfish. The rare Triton’s trumpet can be spotted here too, alongside giant clams and cone shells. Larger marine life includes hawksbill, green and leatherback turtles, dugongs, coconut crabs, dolphins and shark.

The highlights of Cendrawasih Bay, however, is the majestic whale shark, which is seen here all year ‘round. They visit the waters off Kwatisore village, near Nabire. These plankton lovers hover around the fishing platforms, often surrounded by small fish, and are often seen stealing some of the fisherman’s catch.

 

Getting There

Best Season : May – October

Fly to Manokwari

Airport : Rendani Airport

Route :

Makassar – Manokwari

Manado – Manokwari

Jakarta – Manokwari

Liveaboard route : Manokwari to Cendrawasih Bay

Dive site name : Shinwa Maru (1)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Sand

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Ray

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Wreck

Highlights : WWII Japanese cargo ship wreck, including bullets, wine bottles, a torpedo, and a mini tank

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive site name : Light House (2)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 25m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Sand, Coral reef

Current : Other

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounders, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Barrier

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Whitetip reef shark

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name :  Cross Wreck (3)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 26m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Sand, Coral reef

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounders, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat, Shore, Wreck

Highlights : WWII Japanese cargo ship wreck, Wobbegong, Many pipefish in the sea grass

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name :  Pill Box (4)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Ray

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Wreck

Highlights : WW II wreck, Many scorpion fish, Ornate/Robush ghost pipefish

Caution : Risk of injury or entanglement on sharp objects from the wreck

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name :  Sungai Omi (5)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Flounders, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Frogfish, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray

Coral reef : Bad

Type of reef : Patch

Type of diving : Muck

Highlights : Cowries, Cuttlefish, Ghostpipefish, Frogfish, Seahorse, Walking octopus

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2

 

Dive site name :  Puruk 2 (6)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Slope, Steep slope

Bottom composition : Sand, Coral reef

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Schooling triggerfish, Surgeonfish, Bumpheads, Eagle rays (occasionally)

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2

 

Dive site name :  Puruk 1 Nukusa (7)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope, Steep slope

Bottom composition : Sand, Coral reef

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Blacktip reef shark, Whitetip reef shark, Schooling bumphead parrotfish

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name :  Nukusa 2 Puruk (8)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope, Drop off

Bottom composition : Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : 

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name :  Mioswar (9)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 25m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope, Drop off, Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Frogfish, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Blue-ringed octopus, Blacktip reef shark, Whitetip reef shark, Epaulette shark (walking shark)

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name :  Auri (10)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 15m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand, Rock

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Interesting rock formation that looks like an ancient building, Banana Nudibranch (Notodoris gardineris)

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name :  West Auri (11)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current : Other

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounders, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Patch

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Many Giant clams

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name :  Tanjung Ayami (12)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand, Rock

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounders, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Rumangani pipehorse

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name :  Matas (13)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope, Steep slope, Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Other

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Barrier

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Tuna, Schooling bumphead parrot fish, Batfish, Sweetlips, Surgeon, Unicornfish, Large variety of blennies

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Zero Airplane (15)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat, Wreck

Highlights : Wreck of a Japanese Zero fighter (aircraft) at 12m, Rumangani pipehorse

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : West Sodompari (16)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Patch

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Denise pygmy seahorse

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Sodompari (17)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Patch

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Denise pygmy seahorse, pipefish

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Silver Lining (18)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Patch

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Blacktip reef shark, Grey reef shark, Many whip corals

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Cryssys Delight (19)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounders, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Patch

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Ornate/Robush ghost pipefish, Tiger shrimp, Cowries

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Mark Treasure (20)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef,  Rock

Current : Other

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Healty coral reef, Schooling jack/snapper/fusilier/surgeonfish/unicornfish, Blacktip/Whitetip reef shark (occasionally)

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Wild Fish Ridge (21)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 25m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef

Current : Other

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Shark, Ray

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Variety of schooling fish

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive site name : Boomerang Atol (22)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 25m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Steep slope, Slope, Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Sand

Current : Other

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Shark, Ray

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Barrier

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : –

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive site name : Tridacna Wall (23)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Other

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Schooling Barracuda, Bumphead parrotfish, Many giant clams on the reef top

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Tanjung Mangguar (24)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 25m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Shark, Ray

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Walking shark (occasionally), Wobbegong, Spider cab, Cowries

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Weka Surprise (25)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 25m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Sand

Bottom composition : Coral reef

Current : Other

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Shark, Ray

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Barrier

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Pipefish

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Kwatisore (26)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Vegetation

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray

Coral reef : Bad

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Sharon shrimp

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Kwatisore (26)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Vegetation

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Ray

Coral reef : Bad

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Sharon shrimp

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive site name : Kwatisore Whale Shark (27)

Area : Cendrawasih Bay

Average depth : 5m

Maximum depth : 15m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Fusilier, Shark

Coral reef : Bad

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Whale sharks swimming around fishing platforms

Caution : Avoid touching the whale sharks

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

 


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