High on the “bucket list” of most divers and underwater photographers is Raja Ampat.
Located in the remote far east of the vast Indonesian archipelago, it is the rich currents of Raja Ampat and it’s isolation that have helped make the area so incredibly biodiverse.
Those currents surge down from the deep oceanic basins to the north, through the Dampier Strait in to the Halmahera Sea, bringing the rich nutrients that are the life-source of Raja Ampat.
The diving in those regions is some of the very best in the world, but can be quite different – ranging from the incredible Manta Mantra manta ray cleaning station in the Dampier Strait to the black sand critter sites like Black Beauty at Batanta.
I have documented my experience on the fantastic sites of Raja Ampat in various magazine articles and have just had another seven page article published in Nuigini Blue.
If you are interested in diving Raja Ampat you can use this link to download the full article, plus check out the numerous new pages on my Raja Ampat location guide which has lots of information on the area plus detailed dive site descriptions and image galleries.