Local companies also offer deep sea diving.
Sentosa Tosiga Tours and Travel, which has a new dive
center and shop in
Biak, Cover all of the Padaido Island group, South Supiori Island, and the
north shore of Yapen Island. The company also works with a Pinisi ship that
takes people around Cendrawashi Bay, the Mapia Islands, and as far as
Sorong.For divers and even snorkelers there is a wonderland of exotic fish and
magnificent coral gardens ringed by sandy white beaches. Wherever divers
chose to go, theirs will be truly a voyage of wonderment.
Apart from its natural beauty,Biak is also rich in history. It was one of
the principal battlesites of World War II, and today, the Japanese caves
that can breached by a short taxi ride from town are a prime tourist
attraction. There is also a Japanese monument and a museum near the caves,
with World War II relics and artillery pieces displayed.
The approach to the cave is itself an adventure. As one descends a steep
concrete stairway to the vine-draped entrance, small bats dart out of the
cave's mouth. Then suddenly, one is in a huge cathedral-like chamber with
stalactities dripping from the ceiling. Eerie blue daylight from an
adjoining opening to the sky pierces the gloom, adding an air of mystery
Other nearby attractions are an orchid garden where one can see 2,200
orchids of 63 native varieties and a well-stocked aviary of nearby 200 birds
of 33species, including birds of paradise, white cockatoos ,cassowaries, and
other indigenous fowl.Along the way, native villages line the coast, their
picturesque stilt-supported houses rising out the water, and local fishermen
cast their nets or set out to sea in catamaran canoes. And nice underwater
view with nature coral reef.
Except for some hotel dances,there is not much nightlife in Biak, but the
local people are friendly and obliging. Arrangement can be made to view
fire-walking ceremonies, and there are dance and musical groups that can can
be hired to perform. The majority of the population of Biak Island, however,
consists of farmers fishermen, who have adapted to modern ways, unlike the
Dani and Asmat tribes of the interior, who have kept up their customs and
Legend of Biak Map :
1. Biak City 2. Bosnik ( East Biak ) 3. Korem ( North Biak ) 4. Wardo
(West Biak) 5 Yenggarbun (North Supiori) 6. Korido ( South Supiori ).
The Biak Numfor Regency is rich with historical and natural beauty
offering you white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, coral reef
to relax and rest. Biak`s unsploit coconut fringed shores as well as
other island together make a tropical paradise, second to none in the
world. This regency occupies a very strategic and important position
being located between 134,47` to 136, east longitude and 0, 55` to 30
south latitude. It owns three big Islands and 66 small ones . In the
north and east , it borders with Yapen strait, and in the West it
borders with Woniai strait
It si devided in to 10 districs,13 subdistrics and 153 villages, has
population 106,934 peoples.
The temperature is generally hot. Lights rain fall 189-399 mm per
month between 22-29 days, which occurs a lot during the month of
January to June, where the dry season between July to November.
There are numerous types of flora in this tropical area with it`s
mystical tropical rain forest . The forest also has a variety trees
and another commercials important species plus the lush vegetation of
The fauna is similiar with Australia fauna such as the group of fowl
like pigeon, cockatoo, nuri (a kind of parrot) and the reptile group
such as snake, turtle and monitor lizard.
Biak have full of place with nature underwater and nice underwater
view. And at there already have dive agent, for people who want to see
the undweater view.