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Snorkeling Raja Ampat!

Snorkeling Raja Ampat: Heart of the Coral Triangle!

The Bird's head Peninsula Seascape, Raja Ampat, resides in the heart of the Coral TriangleRaja Ampat, or four kings, is located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua (the western portion of New Guinea, politically associated with Indonesia). The four kings refer to the four main islands, Salawati, Waigeo, Batanta, and Misool, though legend has it that the names actually refer to four men who were hatched from four of seven eggs found by a woman (the three other eggs hatched to reveal a ghost, a woman, and a stone). Each man lived on one of the four islands where they eventually became king. Legends and myths aside, one fact remains: This region has an unusually high variety of marine life and is recognized as the world’s center of marine biodiversity.
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Dozens of surveys by the world’s leading scientists have found that the region possesses over 600 species of corals (nearly 75% of all known species of reef-building corals) and more than 1500 species of tropical marine fish (about half of all known tropical marine fish). The astoundingly high level of marine life is due, in part, to Plate Tectonics, high amounts of water that flow through the region, and a variety of marine habitats that are found in the area. Pristine reef flats, secret bays, swift channels, deep drop-offs, shallow seamounts, mangroves, marine lakes, and protected coral gardens are but a sample of the types of marine habitats that can be found in the roughly 50,000 square kilometer area of Raja Ampat.
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Along with the four main islands, Raja Ampat has over 1500 breathtaking islands and islets that offer a scenic backdrop to the unspoiled underwater wilderness. The majority of the islands, especially the smaller islands and islets are made of limestone and the main islands are mostly volcanic in origin with deposits of limestone and sandstone. Dense jungle and rainforest dominate much of the hilly, craggy terrain, making perfect habitats for over 350 species of birds including parrots, hornbills, and birds of paradise.
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We wrote our snorkeling itinerary to take advantage of the huge diversity of marine life that abounds in Raja Ampat, from tiny neon gobies to large reef mantas. Whether we float blissfully above a shallow protected reef or get whisked along a fringing reef, each day we will snorkel in a variety of marine habitats that makes Raja Ampat such a special destination. Though our main focus will be on the incredibly rich underwater world, we will have opportunities to view rare or endemic birds, summit dramatic rock islands for incredible views, and relax on idyllic white-sand beaches – but not too long because we have a lot of snorkeling to do. We have guided over 50 snorkeling tours to this region and have come to know more than just a few islands and snorkel sites, largely unknown to other operators, that have some of the best reefs and scenery that Raja Ampat, the Heart of the Coral Triangle, has to offer!
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ITINERARY

Route map for the coral triangle adventures snorkeling to to Raja Ampat, west Papua, IndonesiaOur snorkeling tour begins and ends in Jakarta, Indonesia. One round trip, internal flight (Jakarta-Sorong-Jakarta). Upon our arrival in Sorong, we will board our boat and cruise towards our first destination within the Raja Ampat archipelago. Please note that although we visit many of the islands and island groups in the sample itinerary below, each of our departures is unique and that weather, tides, and opportunities to explore all play a role in the decisions about our daily schedule as well as the overall itinerary.

Day 1: Jakarta / Swiss Belhotel, Airport
Meals provided: D
Meet in Jakarta, Indonesia at our group hotel, the Swiss Belhotel, for the tour orientation and welcome dinner. As is often the case with our internal flight, we will depart for Sorong in the late evening, thus our ‘overnight’ will be in transit to Sorong. Overnight Swiss Belhotel.

Day 2: Sorong / Transfer to Live-aboard boat
Meals provided: B,L,D
Fly to Sorong and transfer to our liveaboard boat. Boat orientation and lunch before we depart for our snorkeling adventure into the islands. While we do not plan to have the chance to snorkel today, if time and weather permits, we will give it our best. Overnight Live-aboard boat*: Gaia Love or Pindito

Day 3: Penemu
Meals provided: B,L,D
What makes Raja Ampat truly special is the access snorkelers have to an amazing diversity of habitats. On Batanta Island we will visit several shallow coral gardens that contain a mind-blowing diversity of hard and soft corals in every shape and color imaginable. Schools of fish number in the thousands and if we look closely out into the blue, a manta ray or dugong may be swimming by! The Fam islands, Penemu being the largest, offer us the chance to drift snorkel along incredibly healthy, colorful walls where huge schools of fusiliers, unicornfishes, surgeonfishes, snappers, rabbitfishes, and sweetlips crowd along the edges while the current passes by. In the afternoon, we will snorkel in a quiet lagoon where we can lazily float above fields of delicate branching corals, some that can only be found in this specific habitat! Penemu Island is also home to some of the most stunning island scenery in Raja Ampat. We’ll have a chance to take a dinghy tour through the network rock islands and finish the tour with the chance to walk up 400 stairs for the ultimate in panoramic views! Overnight: Gaia Love or Pindito

Day 4 – 10: Wayag / Waigeo / Gam
Meals provided: B,L,D
Waigeo and Gam are home to some of the most diverse snorkeling in the world. The high number of habitats around both islands results in an amazingly high diversity of marine life with everything from vibrant nudibranchs and tunicates, to wobbegong sharks and manta rays. Alyui Bay possesses robust passages where brisk water movement supports a dazzling amount of bizarre and colorful life along the shallow edges of the islands, as well as protected reefs in private lagoons where a mixture of juvenile and adult reef fishes play amongst the tangle of staghorn coral thickets. To the north of Alyui Bay is Wayag, a remote island archipelago otherwise knowns as paradise. The convoluted network of picture-prefect, jungle-capped limestone islands create narrow passages, hidden lagoons, and shallow platform reefs. Our snorkels range from exposed seawards reefs to sheltered coral gardens and mangroves. Dinghy tours around Wayag rank among the best on the planet! We will meander our way through intimate passages made by towering limestone islands and stop off to put our feet in pure white sand before returning to our gorgeous moorage within the islands. Off the western-most tip of Gam lies the spectacular blue-water mangroves of Yangeffo, and in Dampier Strait we visit seaward reefs along Kri and Mansuar that are simply some of the best Raja Ampat has to offer. Huge schools of snapper, bumphead parrotfish, barracudas, unicornfishes, plus the thousands of reef fishes make this a must-do for fish-loving snorkelers. Look out for sharks and turtles as they are common sightings as well. Overnight Gaia Love or Pindito

Day 11: Dampier Strait / Friwinbonda
Meals provided: B,L,D
We spend the morning into the early afternoon snorkeling reefs on the south side of Waigeo facing into Dampier Strait. Sea Fan Alley gives us the chance to snorkel with huge pink, red, and yellow sea fans that grow in only a few feet of water! In the mid afternoon, we cruise back to Sorong. Overnight Gaia Love or Pindito

Day 12: Sorong / Jakarta / Swiss Belhotel, Airport
Meals provided: B,L,D
Disembark for our connection to Jakarta. Check in to our group hotel, the Swiss Belhotel. Farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight Swiss Belhotel

Day 13: International flights or extensions
Meals provided: B

*Our 2023 departure with the Pindito includes an extra day that will be spent around Waigeo.

DEPARTURES

Mar 26  – Apr 08, 2023 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Pindito
Guides: Lee Goldman, TBD
Length: 14 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$7700 USD per person, double occupancy
$10,000 USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD:
October 26, 2022: $3500 USD
December 26, 2022: $3700 USD / $6000 USD

Feb 22  – Mar 05, 2024 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Gaia Love
Guides: TBD
Length: 13 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$USD per person, double occupancy
$USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD
October 26, 2022: $USD
December 26, 2022: $USD / $USD

Back-to-back combination with: Misool, Raja Ampat March 05 – 17, 2024

Dec 09  – 22, 2024 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Gaia Love
Guides: TBD
Length: 14 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$USD per person, double occupancy
$USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD
October 26, 2022: $USD
December 26, 2022: $USD / $USD

Tour cost includes:

  • Accommodations throughout tour dates
  • All meals on days 2 through 12 (dinner on day 1 – breakfast on day 13)
  • All internal transfers including international arrival and departure transfers
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All snorkeling and park fees
  • All gratuities

Tour cost does not include:

  • Round-trip international airfare (Please contact us with recommendations for routes or referrals to any of the several travel agents we currently work with)
  • Additional hotel accommodations and meals as a result of travel outside of the program dates
  • Visa requirements including payments
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International departure taxes
  • Extra / overweight baggage fees
  • Trip insurance (recommended; (we recommend Travel GuardWorld Nomads, or Travel Insure)
  • DAN insurance (required unless personal insurance program has worldwide emergency evacuation services)
  • Additional accommodations while on tour in the event of flight schedule changes or events of force majeure
  • Any required COVID-19 tests
  • Any required quarantine or flight changes due to a positive COVID-19 result

Cancellation policy:
91 – 150 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
90 days or less prior to departure: 100% of tour cost

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information


Accommodations

gaia love - coral triangle adventuresThe Gaia Love is a modern 40 meters steel hull vessel build from the ground up in Batam, Indonesia. It is purpose built to sail and explore the far reach regions of Indonesia and complies with class requirements of BKI (Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia). Designed with a modern contemporary look and with an emphasis on diving in comfort, she accommodates up to 20 guests in ten spacious ensuite rooms: six on the upper deck and four on the lower deck. Each room is approximately 20 square meters and has individual air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. Upper deck rooms will feature an additional private outdoor balcony. Gaia Love has a total of four decks (lower, main, upper and top/sundeck). The lounge, restaurant, and camera room are located on the main deck. The lounge has the entertainment center, pantry, snacks and drinks, a spacious couch and library. Adjacent to the lounge is the seating area for plated meals. At the rear is an over-sized dive deck that can accommodate up to 28 divers. There are eleven individual set up stations, each with its own deck bin, cubby, and rinse tank for cameras. The lower boat deck is the boarding area and where two 5.5 meters diving skiffs will always be ready to accommodate passengers. The sundeck is perfect for evening gatherings and relaxation under the stars. Sufficient shelter is available here as well as unshaded areas for those who wish to soak up some sun. Safety is top priority for us. Gaia Love has a well-equipped wheelhouse with up-to-date navigation equipment and advance communication systems and the boat is equipped with life rafts, life vests, EPRIBs, fire protection and firefighting systems. An additional back up RIB is stored on the top deck, easily and swiftly deployable by a one-ton crane, should it be needed. For more info about the Gaia Love click here.


 

MV Pindito a vessel chartered by Coral Triangle AdventuresThe M/V Pindito is a traditional Indonesian, wooden motor sailing vessel, (referred to as a Pinisi), that measures 124 feet long and has a beam of 29 feet. She was built in 1992 by Edi Frommenwiler and completely refitted in 2006 with a new camera room, sun deck, and upgrades to the cabins and salon. She has eight cabins (two designed for twin share accommodations), each with their own shower, sink, toilet, and individually controlled air conditions. All cabins have continuous power (220 volts). Meals are prepared by expert chefs and are a fusion of western, asian, and Indonesian dishes. A large flatscreen TV and a complete library of marine life books, music CD’s and DvD’s round out the list of amenities on board. The boat is equipped with three active (and one standby) zodiac tenders, each with their own ladder for easy entry back into the boat. As a bonus, Balinese-style or aroma-therapy massage services are available throughout the trip. For more information about the M/V Pindito click here.


 

 

Hotel in Jakarta for our Raja Ampat and Banda Sea departuresSwiss-Belhotel Airport is a four-star international hotel. It is located only minutes’ drive from/to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, allowing easy transportation access, as well as a free airport shuttle service for business and leisure transient travelers to central business and government district through toll way. Spacious rooms include free Wi-Fi internet access, minibar, safe with power socket for electronic devices, tea & coffee making facilities, 40” flat screen TV with a wide range of satellite channels.

The Swiss-Café Restaurant serves popular international, Asian, and Indonesian dishes, while a variety of snacks available through-out the day at The Lounge and Bar. For authentic Chinese cuisine, our Swiss-Cafe Restaurant offers superb dishes in á la carte or family style menu. Located next to the Lobby Lounge and Bar, Swiss Deli offers freshly made bakery and cakes to enjoy on the spot or to take away.


DEPARTURES

Mar 26  – Apr 08, 2023 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Pindito
Guides: Lee Goldman, TBD
Length: 14 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$7700 USD per person, double occupancy
$10,000 USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD:
October 26, 2022: $3500 USD
December 26, 2022: $3700 USD / $6000 USD

Feb 22  – Mar 05, 2024 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Gaia Love
Guides: TBD
Length: 13 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$USD per person, double occupancy
$USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD
October 26, 2022: $USD
December 26, 2022: $USD / $USD

Back-to-back combination with: Misool, Raja Ampat March 05 – 17, 2024

Dec 09  – 22, 2024 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Gaia Love
Guides: TBD
Length: 14 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$USD per person, double occupancy
$USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD
October 26, 2022: $USD
December 26, 2022: $USD / $USD

Tour cost includes:

  • Accommodations throughout tour dates
  • All meals on days 2 through 12 (dinner on day 1 – breakfast on day 13)
  • All internal transfers including international arrival and departure transfers
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All snorkeling and park fees
  • All gratuities

Tour cost does not include:

  • Round-trip international airfare (Please contact us with recommendations for routes or referrals to any of the several travel agents we currently work with)
  • Additional hotel accommodations and meals as a result of travel outside of the program dates
  • Visa requirements including payments
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International departure taxes
  • Extra / overweight baggage fees
  • Trip insurance (recommended; (we recommend Travel GuardWorld Nomads, or Travel Insure)
  • DAN insurance (required unless personal insurance program has worldwide emergency evacuation services)
  • Additional accommodations while on tour in the event of flight schedule changes or events of force majeure
  • Any required COVID-19 tests
  • Any required quarantine or flight changes due to a positive COVID-19 result

Cancellation policy:
91 – 150 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
90 days or less prior to departure: 100% of tour cost

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information


What to Expect and Bring

WHAT TO EXPECT

The islands of Raja Ampat straddle the equator, though most of them reside in the southern hemisphere. As an equatorial island archipelago, weather year round is hot and humid, with nearly daily rain showers occurring in the early morning or late afternoon. Daytime temperatures hover around 86º F (30º C) and  do not fall much at night. Water temperatures average around 82º F (28º C), though cooler temperatures may occur if persistent rains cause a thin layer of cool freshwater on the surface. Currents around the islands of Raja Ampat may be strong. While we plan our snorkel session around the slack tides, we also have several sites where having water movement is an advantage. These drift snorkels allow us to cover large tracks of reef without having to swim too hard. Our snorkel sessions are 100% boat supported and two dinghies will be there at all times to assist anyone for whatever reason.

There will be opportunities to visit beaches for nature walks as well as the chance to climb (staircases) up to the top of the islands for incredible panoramic views. The beach walks only require loose fitting clothes and foot protection that can get wet (e.g., sandals or neoprene booties). Our summit hikes require sturdy foot wear, though the hike is climbing a series of constructed stairs.

Please read more about our daily schedule here.

WHAT TO BRING

The following list is a suggestion of things to bring and applies to almost all of our trips (specific items on a particular departure will be noted on the departure information).

-A good fitting mask, snorkel, and set of fins. If your equipment is brand new, please try it out in the pool. Determining the fit and function of your equipment in the pool includes doing several laps with all of your equipment on. Doing several snorkel dives is also very beneficial. It is also important to clean your new equipment, especially your mask. Cleaning procedures for your mask include light scrubbing with toothpaste or dishwasher soap to remove the light layer of silicon that is used to preserve the mask during shipping and storage. All areas of the mask, both inside and out, need to be addressed. Doing this greatly reduces the chances of having your mask fog. Not doing this, even when using mask de-fogger, usually results in a fogged mask.

-A wetsuit, rash guard, diveskin, or any type of clothing that can be used for thermal and/or protection form the sun. We suggest bringing a full 3mm wetsuit and some type of core insulation like a vest or shirt made of 1 – 2 mm neoprene (e.g., Lavacore or Sharkskin shirts or vests). These items will not only provide thermal protection but protection from the sun as well. For those who feel that a 3mm suit may be too warm, please consider a full body skin or rash guard to ensure protection from the strong sun. With regards to thermal protection, remember the saying: it is better to have and not need, than to need and not have. One that note…

-Head protection in the form of a wetsuit hood, a cap, or even a bandana. Anything that can keep the sun off of your head is extremely important. It is the most exposed part of our bodies when we are floating on the surface.

-Biodegradable sunscreen lotion. Okay, this is a tricky suggestion. Even many biodegradable sunscreen lotions have been shown to harm and even kill tiny larvae (baby marine life ranging from fish to all types of invertebrates especially coral). It is fine to wear on land, but we highly discourage the use of sunscreen lotions in the water. Having a full wetsuit or skin will do the job of protection from the sun much better than lotions and the suits also help with thermal protection. It is truly a win-win for everyone and the marine environment.

-Casual, lightweight, tropical clothing
-Sunglasses (and a spare in case you lose your main pair)
-Comfortable footwear such as active sandals (Teva, Keen, Merrell, etc.)
-Hats. We cannot stress the importance of a hat in the tropics!
-All of our boats provide items like shampoo, soap, towels, etc. We bring this up because these items represent added weight and if they leak, less-than-fun times during the unpacking stage of the trip.

Other items that may be considered:
-Lightweight rainwear to protect from the occasional afternoon shower
-Binoculars

DEPARTURES

 

Mar 26  – Apr 08, 2023 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Pindito
Guides: Lee Goldman, TBD
Length: 14 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$7700 USD per person, double occupancy
$10,000 USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD:
October 26, 2022: $3500 USD
December 26, 2022: $3700 USD / $6000 USD

Feb 22  – Mar 05, 2024 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Gaia Love
Guides: TBD
Length: 13 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$USD per person, double occupancy
$USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD
October 26, 2022: $USD
December 26, 2022: $USD / $USD

Back-to-back combination with: Misool, Raja Ampat March 05 – 17, 2024

Dec 09  – 22, 2024 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Gaia Love
Guides: TBD
Length: 14 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$USD per person, double occupancy
$USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD
October 26, 2022: $USD
December 26, 2022: $USD / $USD

Tour cost includes:

  • Accommodations throughout tour dates
  • All meals on days 2 through 12 (dinner on day 1 – breakfast on day 13)
  • All internal transfers including international arrival and departure transfers
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All snorkeling and park fees
  • All gratuities

Tour cost does not include:

  • Round-trip international airfare (Please contact us with recommendations for routes or referrals to any of the several travel agents we currently work with)
  • Additional hotel accommodations and meals as a result of travel outside of the program dates
  • Visa requirements including payments
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International departure taxes
  • Extra / overweight baggage fees
  • Trip insurance (recommended; (we recommend Travel GuardWorld Nomads, or Travel Insure)
  • DAN insurance (required unless personal insurance program has worldwide emergency evacuation services)
  • Additional accommodations while on tour in the event of flight schedule changes or events of force majeure
  • Any required COVID-19 tests
  • Any required quarantine or flight changes due to a positive COVID-19 result

Cancellation policy:
91 – 150 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
90 days or less prior to departure: 100% of tour cost

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information

Departures

MV Pindito a vessel chartered by Coral Triangle AdventuresMar 26  – Apr 08, 2023 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Pindito
Guides: Lee Goldman, TBD
Length: 13 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$7700 USD per person, double occupancy
$10,000 USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD:
October 26, 2022: $3500 USD
December 26, 2022: $3700 USD / $6000 USD

gaia love - coral triangle adventuresFeb 22  – Mar 05, 2024 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Gaia Love
Guides: TBD
Length: 13 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$USD per person, double occupancy
$USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD
October 26, 2022: $USD
December 26, 2022: $USD / $USD

Back-to-back combination with: Misool, Raja Ampat March 05 – 17, 2024

 

gaia love - coral triangle adventures

Gaia Love

Dec 09  – 22, 2024 ←Click to request a booking
Accommodations: Gaia Love
Guides: TBD
Length: 14 days

Prices and Payment schedule:
$USD per person, double occupancy
$USD per person, single occupancy

Reservation deposit: $500 USD
October 26, 2022: $USD
December 26, 2022: $USD / $USD

 

Tour cost includes:

  • Accommodations throughout tour dates
  • All meals on days 2 through 12 (dinner on day 1 – breakfast on day 13)
  • All internal transfers including international arrival and departure transfers
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All snorkeling and park fees
  • All gratuities

Tour cost does not include:

  • Round-trip international airfare (Please contact us with recommendations for routes or referrals to any of the several travel agents we currently work with)
  • Additional hotel accommodations and meals as a result of travel outside of the program dates
  • Visa requirements including payments
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International departure taxes
  • Extra / overweight baggage fees
  • Trip insurance (recommended; (we recommend Travel GuardWorld Nomads, or Travel Insure)
  • DAN insurance (required unless personal insurance program has worldwide emergency evacuation services)
  • Additional accommodations while on tour in the event of flight schedule changes or events of force majeure
  • Any required COVID-19 tests
  • Any required quarantine or flight changes due to a positive COVID-19 result

Cancellation policy:
91 – 150 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost; 90 days or less prior to departure: 100% of tour cost. In any event of cancellation we will endeavor to find a replacements. In the case we find replacement guests we may be able to offer a partial refund or may transfer some or all payments to another departure.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information

Trip Reports


manta rays gliding over reefs in Raja AMpat, photographed by coral triangle adventures
Raja Ampat Snorkeling Tour, Feb, 2018 Trip Report   Raja Ampat Feb 2018 trip report. Do I begin with how
Juvenile ocellated parrotfish taken in Raja Ampat, Coral Triangle Adventures
Being Juvenile in Raja Ampat Snorkeling in Raja Ampat gives us the chance to see not only a huge diversity
Choclate chip sea stars in Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Raja Ampat Snorkeling Tour, Nov, 2017 Trip Report Raja Ampat 2017 trip report. Another superlative CTA excursion through the very
aerial view of Wayil - coral triangle adventures
Using drones to look for reefs to snorkel upon Flying drones in Raja Ampat! Where once we were confined to
blue ring octopus photographed in the Banda Islands
Banda Islands Snorkeling Tour, Nov, 2017 Trip Report Admittedly, I am always excited to visit the Banda Islands for the
typlical reef scene in Alor Indonesia
Fish frenzy in Alor We have yet to visit a snorkeling destination where the reefs possess literally thousands of fish
Green colonial tunicates photographed in Raja Ampat
Snorkeling Alyui Bay The February/March 2017 Coral Triangle Adventures trip to Raja Ampat brought the group of intrepid snorkelers up
Green sea turtle rising for a breath in Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat Snorkeling Tour, Feb, 2017 Trip Report Feb 2017 trip report. Beginning in Misool and ending in the Dampier
Tailspot blenny in Raja Ampat, Indonesia
  Snorkeling with tailspot blennies “Dave, did you see any tailspot blennies on that snorkel?”, Lee said, chuckling, as we
sunbeams behind a school of barracuda in Raja Ampat
Snorkeling to see schooling behavior in Raja Ampat There’s no single way to accurately describe the experience of being in