Monday, November 4, 2013

Diving in Manokwari

Scuba divers often contact me whether they can see coral reef when visiting Manokwari. As a tour guide, I can confirm that the Dore bay of Manokwari and coastal areas in the south east and north coast of this regency has numerous dive spots that marine lovers can explore. Because it is located near the equator, the sea water in Manokwari is warm.

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.
I can arrange your diving trip in Manokwari from tranferring you from airport to hotel or resort, contacting dive guide and preparing dive equipment and boats.
Where is Manokwari?
  • Manokwari is the capital of West Papua province in the Republic of Indonesia. 
How to get there?
  • 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.
I can be your dive buddy but he has to be the guide when we have our dive tour under the water of Manokwari. My other friends such as Salomina Rumadas, and Henoch Maryen from Abasi Klub Surfing can also be your dive buddies.

For more information about diving in Manokwari, please, contact me: Charles Roring/ E-mail: