Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dore bay of Manokwari - a nice place for snorkeling

The Dore bay of Manokwari has got plenty of sites that are suitable for anybody who wants to enjoy snorkeling. Most beach-goers go to Pasir Putih beach but the recommended sites for snorkeling are Abasi, Mansinam, Anggresi, Arfai, and Warmarway. You need a boat if they want to visit these places. Bring an underwater camera such as Canon Powershot G1X if you want to take some pictures of coral reef and ornamental fish that thrive in tropical waters. As a tour operator and guide, I can arrange both land and snorkeling tours in Manokwari.
Don't forget to bring your own snorkeling mask, fins and other gears that you will need for snorkeling in Dore bay.
Flights to Manokwari from such several cities as Denpasar, Jakarta and Surabaya, Makassar and Manado are provided by Sriwijaya, Lion/ Wings Air and Express Air. Check the website of each airlines to get the schedules and rates.
Your snorkeling trip can be expanded to land tour where you can go hiking through the tropical rainforest that covers the hills and mountains around Manokwari city. For further information about snorkeling in Manokwari, please, email me to: peace4wp@gmail.com
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Snorkeling in Manokwari bay

Manokwari city stretches along a big bay called Dore. It has got a lot of underwater areas where coral reef thrive. Tourists who are not scuba divers but love to see coral reef can enjoy snorkeling in several areas such as Warmarway, Abasi, Mansinam and Raimuti.
As a tour operator and field guide, I often accompany visitors on various multi-sport activities in Manokwari. These include snorkeling, trekking and birding, caving and cycling. While enjoying snorkeling activities, tourists can see such fish as damselfish, anemone fish, lion fish and surgeonfish that usually live in the coral reef.

The Dore bay is located at the south west region of the Pacific Ocean particularly in the area that is famously called as Coral Triangle. Together with Raja Ampat, Cendrawasih Bay and Triton bay, Manokwari is a place where a lot of species of coral reef thrive in its clear blue sea water.
To go snorkeling in Manokwari, visitors need to be accompanied by experienced snorkeling guides who know the current, tides and wave patterns in the bay. Visitors have to bring their own snorkeling masks, fins. For remote areas in the bay that have got coral reef with better condition, a speed boat would be needed to reach them. I can arrange the boat, snorkeling guide and interesting itineraries for visitors who want to see the beauty of the underwater world of West Papua.

For taking pictures, Canon Powershot G1X with waterhousing is a device that I recommend. After taking photographs of reef fish, I can help identify the fish using Reef Fish Identification Book for Tropical Pacific.
For further information about snorkeling in Manokwari, please, contact me by e-mail to: peace4wp@gmail.com. I will be happy to answer your email and arrange a trip that is interesting and affordable for you. by Charles Roring/ E-mail: peace4wp@gmail.com