Among the amazing Raja Ampat Islands, Waigeo is the largest of the archipelago’s four main islands. Waigeo can also be known as Amberi, or Waigiu, situated in the West Papua province near the city of Sorong. The three other biggest islands in this bunch are Salawati, Batanta, and Misool. On Waigeo is the city of Wasai, capital of Raja Ampat Regency, situated in the west of the island. Waigeo is home to the sea selection of attractions. It’s also the simplest island to reach by the public transportation, though exploring its full diversity remains a challenge. Waigeo Island Raja Ampat offers snorkeling, rock islands, scenic bays walled in by towering cliffs, a jungle inside providing good birdwatching, and also the least expensive accommodation options in all Raja Ampat.
Overall, it is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the Raja Ampat cluster. Waigeo has a wild and jungly inside, much of that is still mostly unexplored and inaccessible. There’s a wide variety of animal species that have made their homes in these jungles. The internationally renowned crimson Bird-of-Paradise is found here, together with opossums, snakes, tortoises, frilled and giant monitor lizards, plumed herons, and honeyeaters. Probably the most famous attractions in Raja Ampat is the deep sea snorkeling and diving because this is a location with a fantastic amount of marine life. Dive in and swim among the colorful fish groups along the coral reefs.
At a thickness of about 30 meters along the Waiwo Beach, you can get the opportunity to see white tip reef sharks and also the black tip reef sharks which are commonly seen sleeping and sometimes patrolling the depths of the blue water. Apart from diving, Pulau Waigeo has even been bragged as a place for excellent underwater photography because of its biodiversity and exotic sea animals. The listing of species seen includes an enormous number of nudibranch species, including sea dragons, blue colored flagtail pipefish, pygmy seahorses, green sea turtles, giant Napoleon wrasse, and Indian lionfish. There’s also an abundant increase of coral and sea lovers here which serve as houses for large groups of small fish.