Raja Ampat Underwater Photography Cruises
Raja Ampat and the Birds Head Seascape are known to have:
Schooling snappers at Mioskon Island.
Raja Ampat is the location of the World's richest reefs. This group of islands surround the western tip of the island of Papua in eastern Indonesia.
The reefs of Raja Ampat have the largest concentrations of fish and coral life anywhere in the World. The area literally teams with masses of fish living around the the most colorful reefs on earth.
Our next cruise with vacancies is in 2019. Please Contact Us for more details.
Video Filmed on our Raja Ampat trips
Raja Ampat diving is both rich and diverse. With fantastic above water scenery as well as beautiful reefs below the surface. Our trips are timed around the best time of year for u/w visibility and around moon phases as these are the driver of currents that sweep through this region twice daily. We do our best to only dive on locations that are current prone, when tidal exchange is at a minimum, so we experience some current to allow the soft corals and fish to feed in the plankton rich waters, but not so much that we can't take photos! We will try our best too:
The adventure of the unexpected is one of the great draw cards of these trips. But the things that we can guarantee are:
Raja Ampat is a remote area and requires two flight legs out of Bali. We organise accommodation for one overnight on the outward leg of the journey, which is included in the cost. We set our trip length at 12 days, as we then get to cruise at a sensible pace, with enough time to travel comfortably between dives and have limited overnight motoring. Our plan is to be anchored or moored each night at a night dive location, and most travelling will be between dives during the daytime.
There is more information and photos of our live-aboard vessel at Raja Ampat - Vessel Details page.
We also have a video about the MV Kalabia, a floating education centre traveling around the islands of Raja Ampat. This video was produced by our good friend professional videographer Chris Paporakis of Spice Island Films.
If you have any questions not answered here then please use our Contact Us - Live Aboard page.
We have photos from our previous trips to Raja Ampat at our Flickriver Photo Site, or click on any small thumbnail image below to go to our Flickr photo site images from Raja Ampat: