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PULAU PENEMU – THE FAM GROUP

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PULAU PENEMU – THE FAM GROUP

60 miles from Sorong

PULAU PENEMU. 0°33.961S, 130°16.640E
Pulau Penemu, Raja Ampat

This group of a dozen islands, collectively known as the Fam Group, is a haven for divers and snorkellers. Our anchorage at Pulau Penemu in the north is shown as a ‘solid’ island on most charts, but it’s actually a labyrinth of inter-joining channels and lagoons.

Anchor between the big and small islands in 40 metres on a coral bottom. Sometimes a ground swell makes it uncomfortable and prevents overnight stays. The locals have built a small pier inside the lagoon with stairs to a spectacular viewpoint, accessible upon payment of a small fee.

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Looking northeast on Pulau Penemu to the Fam Group
Looking northeast on Pulau Penemu to the Fam Group | Photo by Brendan Hanley
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