Biak Archives - Dive Indonesia
The underwater attractions around Biak Island have the potential to compete with the famous Raja Ampat. Shielded from the fierce waves of the Pacific Ocean, Padaido Islands is located on calm water in the Gulf of Paradise. Padaio Islands is a perfect place to perform a variety of underwater adventures where tourists are rarely seen. Padaido Islands is actually an archipelago, which consist of 30 small islands, located along the southeast side of the island of Biak, Papua. Padaido is derived from the local language that means beauty that cannot be disclosed. According to a study, Padaido Islands is a place that has the largest coral ecosystem biodiversity the world. Diving in Padaido is a great adventure because it has one of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world.
The unspoiled island of Biak is located in the Cendrawasih Bay of Papua, Irian Jaya. Biak was Indonesia’s gateway during World War II and served as one of the home bases of the Allied Forces when attacking Japanese troops. Besides the memorial of World War II remains, there are also some other good places to witness. Biak Island is blessed with a number of beautiful beaches. Parai, Yendidori, Adoki, Wardo and Owi Island beaches are the most popular ones. Around these areas, you will find pristine white sand and crystal clear water, which is simply teeming with marine life. Biak Island is a good place to practice water sports such as diving, snorkeling, sailing and kayaking. There are about 20 small islands scattered off the coast of the mainland of Biak in the beautiful Cenderawasih bay. There is Padaido archipelago, a group of small islands, which are the best location for diving and snorkeling activities. Diving in Biak will get you to see beautiful fishes and coral heads decorating these waters with brilliant colors and sea turtles and dolphins fishes playing around. You may also walk around to see the kinds of birds of Nusi island.