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Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay

Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay, Province of Papua, Indonesia

23 March 2013 I really believe in saying “it’s better late than never”. Well, this post is almost a year late but nonetheless, the experience is still fresh in my mind like it happened yesterday.  As we get ready to leave tomorrow for our next brand new expedition to Fiji, I thought it best to finish […]

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Coral Triangle Expedition The Coral Triangle in YouTube

The Coral Triangle Expedition now in YouTube!

Four years ago our expedition started in April 2009. Another year and a half later, we finished an almighty big book called The Coral Triangle. And yet another year after that (as in today), we finally managed to make a short slideshow summary of our fantastic Coral Triangle adventure through this YouTube video. Original music […]

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Hasta La Vista Papua Diving

8 – 28 February 2010 S0 33.344 E130 41.075 – Sorido Bay Resort All too soon, it was time to say our farewells to everyone from this lovely resort. We spent quality working time here often leaving the resort at eight in the morning and coming back, still dripping wet, at seven in the evening […]

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Landscapes and Seascapes of Raja Ampat

8 – 27 February 2010 S0 33.344 E130 41.075 – Sorido Bay Resort S0 25.645 E130 33.704 – The Passage between Gam & Waigeo S0 30.920 E130 27.736 – Yambraimuk blue water mangroves While we were in North Raja Ampat, we were incredibly fortunate to have professional photographers and videographers Claudia & Leon Joubert document […]

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Seeing Magnificent Raja Ampat from the Air

27 February 2010 After days of grumbling about the weather, Yogi finally found his smile again. Max Ammer was bringing him along as co-pilot to his truly photogenic yellow aircraft. Conservation International needed to do regular surveys to Raja Ampat by land, sea and air. They were fortunate enough to have Max Ammer firmly situated […]

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Marine Life of North Raja Ampat

8 – 26 February If I may, I would like to lift a few bits and paragraphs written by Dr. Mark V. Erdmann, Senior Advisor Conservation International Indonesia Marine Program in his introduction of a new fantastic coffeetable book The Raja Ampat.  “Reefs on Steroids”, “The Kingdom of Coral”, “Heart of the Coral Triangle”, “The […]

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Papuan Folks of Raja Ampat

8 – 25 February In 1526, Jorge de Menses, the first Portuguese governor to the Moluccan “spice islands” was swept ashore by a storm to the Bird’s Head Peninsula (West Papua) even before he reached his post. He named the country Ilhas dos Papuas (Islands of the Papuans) derived from the Malay term “orang papuwah” […]

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Mantas of North Raja Ampat

8 – 23 February 2010 S0 34.808 E130 32.494 Manta Sandy S0 33.681 E130 32.471 Manta Slope There are very few places we know where you can find, almost guaranteed, mantas in a cleaning station. There are many cleaning stations known, yes, but few guaranteed! Depending on the number of divers underwater, i.e. if you […]

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Misool Eco Resort

16- 30 January 2010 S2 14.666 E130 33.401 – MER Loads of divers dream of owning a resort in an island paradise in the tropics surrounded by pristine coral reefs and lots of fish. When out at sea, palm trees and sunshine seem to make our brains go funny and think within the lines of […]

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