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The Grand Blue Project of Edi Frommenwiler

Administrator’s note: Swiss born and world educated, Edi Frommenwiler is the real deal!  He is one of the first pioneers of Indonesian diving.  In 1992 he built the MV Pindito, Indonesia’s first liveaboard. Shortly after Pindito was launched he visited Papua (Raja Ampat) for the first time.  He’s been exploring and filming there ever since.  Realizing Raja was indeed special, he contacted a number of marine scientists friends, including Dr. Gerald Allen, the worlds’ leading tropical marine ichthyologist.  In 2002 Edi, aboard the Pindito along with Dr. Allen and his marine scientist “buddies”, conducted the first assessment survey of the area. This survey established Raja Ampat as the world’s most bio-diverse marine environment; leading to the area being protected and designated as the Bird’s Head Seascape (2004).  We owe a lot to Edi!

Edi’s film work covers not only Raja Ampat and the entirety of the Bird’s Head Seascape, but the rest of Indonesia’s waters as well.  There’s likely no area in Indonesia’s vast archipelago Edi hasn’t dived.  (And yes I’m envious!)  Now, after years of work, he has compiled his footage into one grand enterprise…The Grand Blue Project.  

Despite the fact that the BHS is noncommercial, we believe the GBP, which requires a subscription, is a singular and important resource for anyone interested in the region or Indo Pacific marine life in general.

I will let Edi and his team introduce you.  You are in for a treat!

Introducing the Grand Blue Project: Discover the Wonders of the Ocean

Are you ready to dive into a world of awe-inspiring marine life? Look no further than, an online video library that invites you to embark on a captivating journey through the depths of the ocean. With over 1000+ different species and an impressive collection of 5000+ archived videos, we provide an unparalleled learning platform for those eager to explore the underwater realm.

Our mission is simple yet profound: to ignite curiosity and foster a deep appreciation for the incredible biodiversity that inhabits our oceans. Through our meticulously curated video library, you can embark on an immersive learning experience, where every click leads to a mesmerizing encounter with a diverse range of marine species. From the graceful movements of majestic whales to the vibrant colors of coral reefs, the Grand Blue Project offers a front-row seat to the wonders of marine life.

What sets us apart is our commitment to not only showcasing high-quality underwater footage but also providing comprehensive knowledge about each featured species. Delve into the world of scientific classification as you navigate through our user-friendly interface. Starting from the domain all the way to the species, you can unravel the intricate connections between different organisms and deepen your understanding of their unique characteristics.

For over 30 years, Edi Frommenwiller has been passionately documenting and preserving these extraordinary creatures of the sea. Now, we invite you to join us in our quest to expand knowledge and awareness about underwater ecosystems. We believe that by collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations, we can make a lasting impact on the future of our oceans.

We extend a warm invitation to you, esteemed readers, to share our vision and help us inspire a new generation of ocean enthusiasts. By exploring, you can access a wealth of information, breathtaking imagery, and captivating stories. Whether you are an educator, a student, or simply a curious soul, our platform offers endless opportunities to learn, grow, and fall in love with the ocean’s wonders.

If you resonate with our mission and would like to collaborate or support us in any way, please reach out to us at We deeply appreciate your consideration and encourage you to share our project on your esteemed platform. Together, let’s cultivate a profound appreciation for the ocean and inspire thousands of young minds to become its protectors.

Thank you for being a part of the Grand Blue Project. Together, we can make waves of change.

Warm regards,

Grand Blue Project Team


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