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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Dorey Bay of Manokwari

Updated on November 26, 2011

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Dorey Bay of Manokwari

Yesterday, I and Grietje went snorkeling in an island in Dorey bay. We were accompanied by three Papuans. She looked happy because she could enjoy snorkeling in the surrounding waters of the island very much before returning to his country the next day.
I have traveled to the island for several times and enjoyed snorkeling and bird watching there with some foreign tourists. The island is surrounded by coral reef which is still in good condition. Manokwari is the capital of Papua Barat province in the Republic of Indonesia. Besides having good corals, the Dorey bay is also a great place for divers who are interested in exploring shipwrecks. There are not many people know that the bay where the city is located is the best place in this country for shipwreck diving.
There are around six World War II shipwrecks in this bay. The biggest one whose length is around 100 meters is located at the south eastern region (or at the back) of Mansinam iland, a tropical island in Indonesia.
I have made cooperation with a local fisherman to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the corals reef in this bay. I asked him to approach his neighbors to not throwing garbage to the sea. In addition, I asked him to educate the local people not to brake the corals by walking or throwing anchor on them.
Coral reef plays very important role not only in marine tourism but in the fishing industry. On the average for one kilometer of coral reef 20 tons of fish can be produced every year.
As a tourist guide, I provide a 3-day-tour package around Manokwari to travelers who want to enjoy and experience the beauty of the nature of Papua. From hiking, bird watching, caving and bat watching to swimming and snorkeling or scuba diving in the Dorey bay. You can enjoy it all in three days for an average budget of around 200 US dollars. If you are interested, you can contact me, Charles Roring, via email or mobile phone +6281332245180
If you want to snorkel or scuba dive in the Dorey bay, don't forget to bring your own gear. To know where Manokwari city is, click this webpage where is Manokwari?

Snorkeling and Hiking Tour Package

There are a lot of eco-tourism activities which travelers can do while visiting this town. If you are interested in snorkeling, hiking and birdwatching in Manokwari regency of West Papua province of Indonesia please, download this brochure: Snorkeling and Hiking Tour Package

Mansinam island of the Republic of Indonesia

children were playing at the beach of Mansinam island
children were playing at the beach of Mansinam island

Corals in the Dorey bay of Manokwari of the Republic of Indonesia

Corals and ornamental fish
Corals and ornamental fish

Corals and Ornamental Fish

Corals and Ornamental Fish in Manokwari city of the Republic of Indonesia
Corals and Ornamental Fish in Manokwari city of the Republic of Indonesia

Mansinam island of Manokwari city of the Republic of Indonesia

fishing boats at the beach of Mansinam island
fishing boats at the beach of Mansinam island


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    • Roffi Grandiosa profile image

      Roffi Grandiosa 

      7 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      cool .. very heavenly site!

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      That shot with the canoes and beach is majestic.


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