Pristine and vast, Cenderawasih Bay is Indonesia's largest national park and, along with Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, makes up the Bird’s Head Seascape. The bay’s reef tops comprise some of healthiest hard coral gardens to be seen.
Reached only by liveaboard, the area has recently shot to fame due to its unique whale shark population.
Dramatic vertical walls with prolific sponge life abound on the outlying atolls, with schooling fish along the reef points and ridges. Most of the diving, other than on Manokwari’s excellent WWII wrecks, is within Cenderawasih Bay National Park, Indonesia’s largest.
This park is huge, half again larger than Raja Ampat. The bay has very little current which has blessed it with a number of very colourful endemic species and its most famous residents, the whale shark.
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