As a capital city of Papua Barat, Manokwari is a pleasant base from which to explore world-class diving in Dore Bay (Teluk Doreri) and Cenderawasih Bay Marine Reserve. Dore Bay rests many Japanese war ships and planes from the World War II. One of the wreck dive site near Hotel Mangga rests a huge Japanese cargo ship (Shinwa Maru, 120m long) with good shape on the depth of 35 meters! Cenderawasih Bay, meaning the Bay of “Bird of Paradise” (a symbol of Papua), is the largest marine reserve in Indonesia. It features world-class diving sites with 130 species of coral, and is also home to endangered species of giant clams, turtles and dugongs. Diving condition in Manokwari and Cenderawasih is great with very good visibility of 15-45 meters. The coral and fish are abundant and diverse. You have good opportunities to encounter giant wrasse, humphead parrot fish, big schools of barracudas / jacks / trevallies, octopus, sharks, hawksbill turtles, dolphins, giant clams, etc.