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October in Indonesia

October in Indonesia

As I’m fond of saying, “If you love nature, there is no better place to be than underwater.” Anna’s and my fall 2012 trip to Indonesia with a group of friends illustrates this point well. On the first part of our month-long visit we explore the northern fringes of Raja Ampat, in far eastern Indonesia, aboard the luxury liveaboard Dewi Nusantara. Past visits to these less-traveled waters had proven extremely productive, so we arrange our October … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh, Raja Ampat, Uncategorized

Raja Ampat to Ambon with Flying Fish Between

Raja Ampat to Ambon with Flying Fish Between

April, 2011– I can think of few things more appealing than exploring eastern Indonesia on the Paradise Dancer with a boatload of friends, and that’s just what Anna and I did once again last April. Measuring just over half the length of a football field the stylish replica of a 19th century three-masted schooner more closely favors a boutique hotel than your typical liveaboard. Although there are amenities aplenty, it’s the world-class animals inhabiting eastern Indonesia’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Liveaboard Diving Indonesia, Raja Ampat

A mangrove dive, a hitchhiker and 472 species of fish

A mangrove dive, a hitchhiker and 472 species of fish

    April 2 –We spent the day in the mangroves of Gam Island. I have long ranked mangroves high on my list of favorite alternate habitats to explore. Most mangrove forests are washed by turbid coastal water, limiting sightseeing, but not on Gam, where clear water invades the tangled growth right up to shore.             What a feast for the imagination to glide over a carpeting of corals and anemones overhung with a leaf-filled tropical sky, and neighbored … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Liveaboard Diving Indonesia, Raja Ampat