The Raja Ampat translates as 'four kings' and comprises four island
groups around the Bird's Head Peninsula of West Papua, in Indonesia: Waigeo in the north, Batanta, Salawati and Misool in
Pulau Pef is located 109km (68mi) ENE from Sorong and 48km (30mi) south of the equator, in the central Raja
Ampat, almost touching Gam island to the east, north of the Dampier Strait and
east of Fam islands, with Wayag to the north west.
"This area which occupies the
extreme end of New Guinea, contains the world's most diverse assemblage of
coral reef fishes"
(Dr Mark Erdmann and Dr Gerald Allen 2009)