|Marine Life in Manokwari|
I was born and grew up in Manokwari. When I was a little boy, this was only a little town. The beach was clean and the sea was crystal clear. With that kind of environment, I and my friends liked to go to the nearby harbor to swim. We really enjoyed it.
Now Manokwari has changed. It has turned into a fast growing city. I still like going to the beach. Wearing mask, snorkel and fins, I explore the coral reef and take pictures of the fish, seastar, anemone, and every interesting thing that I usually see in the water. I read in the internet that people call this kind of activity as recreational freediving.
The duration of the tour can be as short as 1 day to as long as 2 weeks.
Freediving is a fun but dangerous sport. So, I don't like competition about who can go deeper. Enjoy the fun and the beauty of marine life but don't put yourself into big trouble.
Basics of freediving
- Every person has his or her own limit in holding his or her own breath.
- Practice holding your breath, first above the water while you sit at the beach or at home.
- You could also practice holding your breath while walking or swimming/ snorkeling.
- Do horizontal freediving and gradually improve your length of swimming (in feet or meters)
- Gradually do freediving in vertical or gradient way.
- Try to be as relax as possible when you are freediving
- When you feel relax and safe, you can go down deeper and hold your breath longer.
- Respect marine life, do not cause any damages in the coral reef.