Raja Ampat

All Good Things Come To An End

It is our very last trip of the Raja Ampat season and what started with some unforgettable moments last year November finishes now on another high.Mating Walking Sharks, zillions of Silversides getting chased by Mobula Rays, my first encounters of …

Seasons Changing

It’s that time of year again, where the final trip for the Raja Ampat season is finished and we must make The Crossing through the Banda Sea and into Komodo. Before I get ahead of myself though I’d just like …

An Unusual Resting Place

When you’re looking at a wobbegong under a ledge the last thing to come and land on your head is another wobbegong. Actually you should never really anticipate anything sitting on your head while your diving I suppose, but apparently …

All Angles Covered

Last week in Raja Ampat, just before the next dive at Manta Ridge, which just happens to be an amazing site for up close manta encounters, we spotted several mantas on the surface. Feeding mantas are one of my most …

You Never Know

There is not a single trip that I’ve come back from in Raja Ampat and have not seen something for the very first time. Whether it is Satomi’s Pygmy Seahorses, mating Walking Sharks or Reef Squid and Mobula Rays chasing …

Misool’s Deep Blue

  Misool is the southern most region of Raja Ampat and it’s above water landscape is characterized by a spattering of karst islands strewn across some of Raja’s most amazing waters.  Below this tranquil landscape sits an even more unusual …

Simply The Best

At the beginning of this trip I was almost certain that this week’s article is going to be about our fantastic dive at Karang Bayangan in Misool: at least seven Oceanic Manta Rays kept on circling around us right up …

Up In The Shallows

Manta Rays, Sharks, Sargassum Frogfish, Seahorses and Nudibranchs are all animals we can see whilst diving – and also snorkeling. Who would have thought that staying up in the shallows can be equally enjoyable since the beautiful reef tops of …

Dark Clouds

As we gently drifted around the picturesque Raja seascape where gorgonian sea fans and lush soft coral cover every inch of the terrain the water suddenly went dark as if someone had just flipped a switch. My first thought was …

Icing on the Cake

After another incredible trip though Raja Ampat on Mermaid II filled with breathtaking encounters with mantas, wobbegong, and shoals of colorful reef fish we thought there is no possible way there could be more. We were all wrong. As we …