I mean, there are views and there are views, but clearly, the scenery up in northern Raja Ampat has to be one of the most stunning in the world! Having nobody else around of course adds to the experience. We spent a wonderful day up there, climbing up to the viewpoint, kayaking, swimming and going for a scenic tour in the lagoons where we found five species of wild orchids.
We did some diving as well (!) on this trip, and with a boatload of photographers, we spent time in the mangroves, and, needless to say, in the south with all the amazing soft corals.
Manta Ray sightings are quite reliable in Raja Ampat, and sure enough, we had great action on several dives, with up to 12 of these gentle giants dancing around us!

MERMAID I – Raja Ampat, Dec 12-21, 2012

PJ Widestrand

Tourleader and Video-Pro
Mermaid Liveaboards I