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.

Coral reefs of Raja Ampat, IndonesiaYou 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.