470 miles from Bitung
Sorong is the main commercial port for this area and is the recognized direct International CIQ entry Port for Raja Ampat cruising. It is a busy, yet easy to enter harbour; the approaches from the north or the west are well buoyed and marked.
Larger boats can anchor in 25-30 metres adjacent to the many live-aboard dive boats east of Pulau Doom and west of the fish factory. Smaller vessels can anchor either closer to Pulau Doom or at our spot closer to the busy dive dock of Ushamina in 14-20 metres on sand.
Sorong is home to myriad local Phinisi live-aboard dive boats, so access to all level of amenities, fuel, water and moderate provisions are easily available. A visit to the local wet market is a must for fresh seafood and in particular mud crab.
The anchorage is approximately 30 minutes from the airport and there are multiple daily flights to all parts of the country. Public transport is everywhere and easily obtained.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.
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