Select Page

Whale Sharks Papua


Cenderawasih Bay is located on the north coast of west Papua and is in the main a place where time has stood still due to the small human population in and around the largest national park in Indonesia encompassing 1.5 million hectares of sea.

This dive destination is now becoming increasingly famous as the only place in the world where sightings of whale sharks are virtually guaranteed, due to the self learned behaviour they come shallow to the bagan’s(small fishing boats) to feed on the ikanpuri (bait fish) that is left in nets by the fisherman. The whale sharks can number in between 1 and over 10 in just one dive and usually stay underneath the bagan for the whole day enabling divers to enter as much as you like all day long.

The bay is also dotted by hundreds of small islands and atoll’s that are home to some of the most pristine hard coral garden’s in Indonesia,andhome to a variety of endemic marine life due to the separation of the bay from open seas for thousands of years.

The island of Biak where we embark and disembark also have great dive sites as they were a base for the Japanese navy in the 2nd world war where not only sunken navy cargo ships can be found but plane wrecks too.

Sample Itinerary 9 Days Biak To Nabire
DAY 1 Depending on time of arrival we will start with check dive and night dive
DAY 2 Explore the wrecks and reefs of Biak.
DAY 3,4 and 5 Dive the best atolls or west coastsites that the bay has to offer with great sloping hard coral reefs and walls and great marine life from sharks to Pigmy seahorses
DAY 6 Whale sharks
DAY 7 Whale sharks
DAY 8 Whale sharks
DAY 9 Disembark Nabire

Ps: BoP is expected to be seen!

Kali Lemon Natural Simple Hut is located in the Monalisa resort in  Nabire, Papua, Indonesia

We welcome you to enjoy our traditional and adventurous way of life. Private beach distant from the frenetic of the city, ready to be a part of your leisure time here. The suppleness and warm heart people of Monalisa resort will meet you at your first step at the village enjoy trip.
Snorkeling and Diving to meet the Whale shark
Fishing in fishing spot
Traditional village tour.

We guarantee you will meet the Whale shark on your trip with us when the Moon is Dark (Death Moon), if not we will add one more day on your trip.

4 Days 3 Nights
3 Days 2 Nights
2 Days 1 Night

Minimum 5 person per trip
Maximum 10 person per trip

Single or double bed, Shower bathroom with fresh water flow 24/7 straight from the mountain Electricity (5 pm – 6 am), Television with various channel (National Geographic, BBC, HBO, Indonesia TV channel, etc), Radio telecommunication to Nabire (note: no phone signal in the area), Speedboats, PADI local guides, Dive tanks

We serve local foods with rich and complex local ingredients. Fresh from the sea fish ready to be cooked in the traditional stove by local chefs. Daily meal will be served 3 times a day with various menu, plus 2 times snack and unlimited coffee and tea. For Detail trip and further information please feel free to contact: