Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Snorkeling and Freediving in Manokwari

Manokwari is a coastal city that is located in Dore bay facing the beautiful view of Arfak mountains. There are three small islands in the bay, i.e.: Raimuti, Nusmapi and Mansinam. These islands are surrounded by coral reef. There are also coral reef sites along the beaches of Manokwari including Abasi Beach and Bakaro beach, and the northern coast area particularly around Kaki island. 

abasi beach, mansinam island and dorey bay of West Papua
Snorkeling in Coral Reef Areas of Manokwari City

Snorkeling is one of the most favorite tourism activities which visitors can enjoy while visiting Manokwari. Local guides from HPI could organize snorkeling trips in Manokwari by car or motorized boat. 

Visitors need to bring their own equipment such as snorkeling mask, snorkeling pipe and swim fins. 

While enjoying snorkeling and freediving over coral reef sites of Manokwari, visitors could see various kinds of marine creatures including reef fish, sea star, Christmas tree worm, sea cucumber and a lot of specials of corals. 

The tropical reef-fish that can be seen in coral reef areas of Manokwari include the Striped-surgeonfish, Yellow-tailed Blue Damsel, Pink Anemonefish, Orange-skunk Anemonefish, Spine-cheek Anemonefish, Red and Black Anemonefish, Moorish Idol, and etc.. There are also butterflyfish, parrotfish, wrasse and a lot more. 

striped surgeonfish, red and black anemonefish
Reef-fish in Manokwari

Visitors need to bring an underwater camera such as the Nikon W300, Olympus TG-6, and Fujifiom XQ2, and etc., to take pictures of the marine life. 

Foreign tourist was freediving in Mansinam island of Manokwari
Freediving in Manokwari

The snorkeling and freediving trip in Manokwari can be combined with tour around the city to see the architectural design of old Dutch buildings and houses which can be compared to the newer Indonesian ones built after 1963, when all the territory of the former Netherlands Nieuw Guinea officially became part of the Republic of Indonesia. 

Getting to Manokwari

It is easy to reach Manokwari. Visitors need to fly from their country to one of the major cities of Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar and Manado. After that, they can continue their trip by taking domestic flight to Manokwari served by such airlines as Lion Air, Wings Air, and Batik Air. 

snorkeling in Manokwari
Flight route to Manokwari

If you are interested in taking a snorkeling tour that is combined with Manokwari city tour, please, contact us using the following whatsapp numbers:

Matias Rumbruren: +62 812-4464-1370

Yansen Saragih: +6285244011924

Ailin Yarangga: +6281240114890

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