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Cenderawasih Bay National Park

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Wonderful experience in Nabire!

We swam for 2,5 hours with 3 rather big and 1 calf whalesharks and had a memorable meeting with the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
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Off the charts!

It is hard to describe just how amazing it is to swim with the whale sharks. It is definitely a... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
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Nabire, Indonesia
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We swam for 2,5 hours with 3 rather big and 1 calf whalesharks and had a memorable meeting with the fishermen. After almost 2 days of travel from the Netherlands we finally set foot in Nabire. We asked a taxi to bring us to Grand...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank M E
Reviewed 25 April 2018

It is hard to describe just how amazing it is to swim with the whale sharks. It is definitely a spiritual experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Lulusurfdog
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Nabire, Papua is difficult to reach. so few article on in the internet about how to get there, facility, guide etc, even on the official website of national park provided by Government, not much information to dig in. but once you reach there and able...More

Date of experience: March 2018
9  Thank JoSan_id
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We did a tour with Travel Papua (see my separate review if interested), which we arranged in advance from the UK. I did have some concerns about the environmental impact of our tourist presence, but was reassured by Travel Papua’s eco-conscious approach. We were there...More

Date of experience: March 2018
14  Thank lauradds
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Thousands of Whale Sharks congregate in this small area before spreading out worldwide to propogate.....but 90%+ are injured by the propellor blades of tourist vessels letting TripAdvisor clients (and similar) snorkel alongside them. Should we be complicit in this?

Date of experience: August 2017
7  Thank Goldstone888
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to swim/dive with whale sharks. Takes a lot of time and effort to get there, but swiming with huge whale sharks brings all the joy! No infrastructure, so get ready to be patient and pay a lot!

Date of experience: June 2017
Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you are a diver, this is the place you can dive side-by-side with whale sharks. The adult fish monster can be 7-8 meter.

Date of experience: August 2016
5  Thank Rahman_Priyono
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We came to Nabire with a flight from Jayapura. We stayed at Nusantara hotel There we asked to call Kris. A few hours later Kris came to our hotel and we discussed the trip to the whalesharks. We paid half of the amount. So the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
14  Thank Cnocky
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We were diving for 5 days all over nabire incl to say hi to the famous whaleshark. Amazing experience

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Melania E
Reviewed 11 April 2016

As oppose to some reviews I saw here my trip to Nabire to see whale sharks ended up devastating. Maybe I was very unlucky and maybe the trip arranger didn't have experience to manage a failed trip and we felt very neglected. We went to...More

Date of experience: April 2016
26  Thank Maika_Mondlicht
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8 May 2018|
Response from JoSan_id | Reviewed this property |
only one dive resort there, named "kalilemon dive resort". not a typical resort considering of the facility
13 March 2017|
Response from JoSan_id | Reviewed this property |
yes.. please inbox me
2 December 2016|
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Response from CaliforniaBelgian | Reviewed this property |
to my knowledge they are there all year long - just stay as far from full moons as possible because you'll have less chances of seeing them (the small fish they come find are attracted by big floodlights on the bagans - on a... More