Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Raimuti Island of Manokwari Papua

There are three islands in the Dorey bay of Manokwari Papua. They are Mansinam (the largest), Lemon, and Raimuti (the smallest). There are not any people living in the island. Some fishermen make the island as their resting place after catching fish at sea. This island is only several hundred meters from the Arfai beach of the main Papua island. There is an Indonesian army garrison on Arfai hill. Some mangrove trees live in the island. These vegetations prevent the island from rapid erosion due to sea current and waves. Coral reef that can be found thriving around the island is a great home for fish and other marine animals.

Raimuti can be a great place for scuba divers due to the existence of planewrecks that sunk around the island. It is also a great place for tourists who want to enjoy sunbathing without being disturb by other town dwellers of Manokwari. Raimuti is not a favorite recreational beach for them. They prefer to swim at Pasir Putih beach on Sundays. To reach Raimuti island, tourists can hire an outrigger canoe for Rp. 100,000/day.(around 10 US dollars). Pay 50,000 rupiahs if you only use the boat from around 12.00 p.m to 18.00 p.m. Bring your  own gear, if you want to scuba dive in Raimuti or other islands in the Dorey bay of Manokwari regency of Papua island.

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