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470 miles from Bitung

SORONG. 0°53.307S, 131°15.846E

Sorong is the main commercial port for this area and a jumping off point for Raja Ampat. 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 liveaboard 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 liveaboard 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.

Sorong - Photo by Ricard Buxo
Sorong – Photo by Ricard Buxo

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