Most of us have been diligently applying sunscreen for years in an effort to protect our skin and our health. But new studies are showing that sunscreen might not be as healthy as it’s made out to be. It’s hotly debated whether it’s safe for our skin, but we know for a fact that it is damaging to coral reefs. A number of coastal areas that attract tourists, swimmers, surfers and divers, have begun to ban sunscreens containing certain chemicals for just this reason. (more…)
Diving in Raja Ampat can be a lifelong dream for some scuba divers. Because the region is quite remote and conditions can be challenging it’s not recommended for beginner divers. Even experienced divers might want to brush up on their dive skills if they haven’t been diving for a while. If you’d like some tips on how to get ready for your dive trip to Raja Ampat we have a few to share. (more…)
You might come to Raja Ampat looking for underwater life but you’ll find the nature on land pretty incredible as well. One of the strangest and frightening for those of us with arachnaphobia, is the coconut crab.
Locally known as ketam kenari, they are not only the largest species of crab in the world, but also the largest living arthropods. (more…)
Birds of Paradise, locally known as the Cendrawasih, are one of the iconic symbols of Papua. Many Papuans believe these birds are the reincarnation of fairies flitting around their jungles.