Raja Ampat

Santa’s Gone Diving

It’s that time of the year where amongst all the schooling fishes, it’s quite common to also bump into Santa on one of these dives. This year’s presents are just phenomenal: colorful reefs full of fish down in Misool, several …

Omura’s Whale

You never know what you’re going to see in Raja Ampat, either on the surface or below. I’m entering my fourth year year now and still astounded at what I encounter. Certain things are commonplace like schooling fish, mantas, wobbegong …

Limitless

Exploring Raja Ampat on land and underwater, it would seem that there is a limitless quantity of things to see. On the surface, the mysterious karst islands that have the appearance of being made out of melted wax dot the …

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 …