The Raja Ampat Islands are a group of islands located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia. The islands are part of the larger Coral Triangle, which is known for its high marine biodiversity. The Raja Ampat Islands are home to a wide variety of marine life, including a high number of coral species, fish, and other marine animals. The islands are a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling, as the waters around the islands are clear and the coral reefs are home to a diverse array of marine life. The Raja Ampat Islands are also home to a number of small villages, and the local population relies on the sea for their livelihoods. The islands are part of the Raja Ampat Regency within the province of West Papua.