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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

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 recently built a small pier inside the lagoon with stairs to a spectacular viewpoint, accessible upon payment of a small fee.

Bat cave on Pulau Gam - Photo by Paul Johnson
Bat cave on Pulau Gam – Photo by Paul Johnson
Looking northeast on Pulau Penamu to anchorage (G) – the Fam Group - Photo by Looking northeast on Pulau Penamu to anchorage (G) – the Fam Group
Looking northeast on Pulau Penamu to anchorage (G) – the Fam Group – Photo by Looking northeast on Pulau Penamu to anchorage (G) – the Fam Group

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