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“Guardians of Raja Ampat” film by Shawn Heinrichs and John Weller–Premiers in Raja Ampat’s capital city Waisai

This just in from Dr. Mark Erdmann (Conservation International’s Vice President of Asia-Pacific Marine Programs) Greetings from Bali – I hope you all are well. As the main donors for...
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Surface Interval in Penemu by Garry Bevan

Surface Interval in Penemu by Garry Bevan Penemu is the collective name of an island group some 10 nautical miles to the west of Gam and around 5 nautical miles north of the Yeffam Island group...
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Cruising the Raja Ampat region in Indonesia Part 2, by Mike Veitch

Cruising the Raja Ampat region in Indonesia Part 2, by Mike Veitch One of the iconic dive sites in Raja Ampat “Manta Sandy”, is famous due to a consistent population of Manta Rays during the...
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Dr. Gerry Allen lives to Dive and Count Fish, Part 1

Dr. Gerry Allen lives to Dive and Count Fish, Part 1  This is the first of a three-part interview with Dr. Gerald Allen, one of the world’s foremost ichthyologists. Gerry dives frequently in the...
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Cruising the Raja Ampat region in Indonesia Part 1, by Mike Veitch

Cruising the Raja Ampat region in Indonesia Part 1, by Mike Veitch Appropriately known as “The Bird’s Head Peninsula”, due to its uncanny resemblance to a large bird, Indonesia’s West Papua...
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Presiden Yudhoyono : Raja Ampat Indah..Datanglah Kembali Nanti

Presiden Yudhoyono : Raja Ampat Indah..Datanglah Kembali Nanti by Wida Sulistyaningrum/Conservation International Sail Raja Ampat sudah berlalu tetapi ceritanya belum juga habis dibahas....
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Singapore “Strait Times” and “Jakarta Post” on Tourism

Read these two recent articles about tourism in the Bird’s Head Seascape. Singapore’s Strait Times article: Indonesia’s Raja Ampat: A perfect marine wonderland....
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THE PASSAGE: text and photography by Jim Black

THE PASSAGE There is a narrow, meandering waterway that separates Waigeo and Gam islands in Raja Ampat. Divers call it “The Passage”. My first voyage up that channel with its...
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Big Fish Thriving in Raja Ampat

We’ve been back a few weeks from our last Raja Ampat trip of the season a place where there are still new reefs to discover, new thrills to experience. Even though we wrote the guide to diving in...
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Southeast Misool Fact Sheet

Southeast Misool is the largest and southern most marine protected area (MPA) in the Raja Ampat MPA network and rests within the Coral Triangle – the global center of marine biodiversity. The MPA...
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