PADAIDO ISLANDS UNDERWATER PARADISE, BIAK, PAPUA
- In Indonesian Wonder
- Post 08 January 2017
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Padaido comes from the local language which means beauty that can not be expressed. According to a study conducted by the Biodiversity Conservation Network, Padaido islands have the biggest biodiversity of coral ecosystems in the world. There are 95 species of coral and 155 species of fish such as various types of reef sharks and octopus as well as various other maritime wealth. Padaido islands are coral islands with 30 islands in the Pacific Ocean on the eastern side of the island of Biak.
Padaido also has a beautiful underwater park, said to be the most beautiful in the worl. No wonder many divers from home and abroad as well as lovers of the underwater world visit this beautiful island Padaido.
Consisting of 30 small islands Padaido is located along the southeast side of the island of Biak, Papua. Formerly these islands were named Schouter, derived from the name of the group leader of Dutch sailors who first discovered the islands in 1602, William Schouter. Padaido Islands which have extensive coral reefs around 1000 ha according to some international divers is an area that has the most spectacular coral reefs in the world.
If you've been in Biak and want to visit the islands Padaido, you can go to Tiptop port in Biak and rent a speedboat to Padaido islands. The journey across the sea takes about 3 hours. On the way you can see traditional fishing boats and several dolphins appearing on the surface of the deep blue water. It is advisable to visit Padaido iskannds during the tide. Due to the condition of sea water quickly receded, it can be dangerous because the many reefs can be dangerous to the ship or boat.
In addition to paying attention to the tide, you also need to bring food enough because once you are in the water and spent quite a lot of energy, you will feel hungry and thirsty. Because to see the beauty that is under the sea, like a cave, you need diving to a depth of 12 meters. Besides the cave, below you will also see some shipwreck, a aircraft and also some other war equipment legacy of WWII. It's interesting. It is recommended if you are diving, preferably when the weather is hot, so that the reflection of sunlight can illuminate up to 15 meters in depth so that you no longer need to carry the lamp for lighting in the water.
If you have a plan to stay, you can stay near the islands. The Inn is simple, but can be used as a comfortable resting place.