Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Marine Tourism in Manokwari city

I have written a lot of articles about coral reef preservation and marine tourism in Dorey bay of Manokwari. These articles are posted in this blog and my blog to help visitors get information about this regency before coming to Manokwari. My main objective of the promotion of eco-tourism is to help the indigenous Papuan people to preserve their environment and at the same time generate some income from the natural resources that they have.

Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, wave surfing and fishing in Manokwari. I have arranged tours and guided a lot of visitors during their trips in Manokwari. Many of them went to Arfak range to watch paradise birds, or see orchids and rhododendron flowers. Those who like snorkeling have a lot of spots to explore. I have some snorkeling masks that I can lend but I highly advice that tourists bring their own snorkeling gears.
All tourists who enjoy snorkeling or wave surfing in Manokwari will be served by local Papuan people that I try to empower. They are important part of this ecotourism program because they will be the ones who preserve the coral reef from such irresponsible fishing practices as fishing bombing, and poisoning.
Manokwari is a beautiful coastal city in the bird's head (vogelkop) region of New Guinea. It is now the capital of West Papua province of the Republic of Indonesia. Flights between Jakarta and Manokwari are available every day.

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