Manokwari is surrounded by hills and mountains. They were the place where Alfred Russel Wallace explored in 1858 in search of birds of paradise. He landed in Mansinam island and met three German missionaries. After that he continued his trip to land on the shore of Dorey bay.
During World War II, Japanese made Manokwari as their base. They were defeated by the US forces who bombed their ships that were inside the bay. Now divers visit Manokwari to see these shipwrecks.
Where is Manokwari?
- Manokwari is the capital of West Papua province in the Republic of Indonesia.
- Fly from your country to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
- Fly from Jakarta to Manokwari by using a domestic airline. The airlines that fly to Manokwari are Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air and Express Air.
For more information about diving in Manokwari, please, contact me: Charles Roring/ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org