Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia is one of my favourite places in the world to dive. Actually, if I could only dive in one place for the rest of my life I think it would be Raja Ampat. I have been lucky enough to spend many months exploring this amazing area aboard Dewi Nusantara. In issue 38 of UltraMarine Magazine I explain why this area is so special and what is being done to protect it.
You can read the full article by FOLLOWING THIS LINK, but here is a little taster:
For a marine biologist, like myself, visiting the Raja Ampat islands of Indonesia is like a terrestrial biologist visiting the Galapagos Islands. This region is the evolutionary crucible of coral reef species for much of the Indo-Pacific. Even within the mega-diverse Coral Triangle, of Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Indonesia, Raja Ampat has been found to have the highest reef fish diversity of all……..read more here.