Manokwari city is the capital of West Papua province of Indonesia. It has been visited by tourists who want to enjoy snorkeling, freediving as well as trekking and wildlife watching. As a tourist guide in this city, I offer snorkeling tours for visitors who are interested in exploring the marine life that thrive in coral reef areas along the coast of Manokwari.
Visitors could see a lot of species of reef fish during the tour including butterflyfishes, angelfishes, spadefishes, surgeonfishes, damselfishes, snappers, jacks, anthias, groupers, hawkfishes, parrotfishes, and sweetlips.
|Coral Reef in Manokwari city|
Beginning snorkeling visitors can enjoy snorkeling in reef flat area easily. More experienced snorkelers usually swim to drop off reef to see bigger fish and other marine animals. They usually do freediving to certain depth of the sea.
In my previous snorkeling tours with some British, New Zealander, Italian, and Indonesian tourists, I took pictures of Blue Devil (Chrysiptera cynea), Striped Surgeonfish (Acanthurus lineatus) and anemonefish. I used a small pocket camera Fujifilm XQ2. I had to dived to the coral reef to take pictures of the fish. In order to get good photographs, I had to stay in the water for at least one minute.
|Tropical Beach in Manokwari|
Usually, my left hand holds a rock to keep my body in flat and stable position and my right hand holds the camera. I have done this hundreds of time. When I stay calm in the water without many movements, I can take better pictures of the fish and coral reef. Fish will not feel intimidated and are willing to swim closer to me.
|Coral reef and Tropical Fish in Manokwari waters|
I have got several sets of snorkeling device (mask,snorkel,fins, and lifejacket) which I can lend to visitors who want to take a snorkeling tour with me in Manokwari.
I can also organize snorkeling tours to Raja Ampat, and Tambrauw coast for visitors who want to explore these parts of West Papua. The snorkeling tour can be combined with hiking, and wildlife watching.
How to get to Manokwari?
|Anemonefish and Blue-Devil Fish in Manokwari waters|
You need to fly from your country to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. After that, you could take a flight provided by such airlines as Garuda, Sriwijaya, Batik to Manokwari city. I could meet you at the airport or at the hotel where you stay.
|Flight route from Jakarta to Manokwari by Batik Air|
If you are interested in visiting Manokwari and want to take this snorkeling tour, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by whatsapp to: +6281332245180.