When researching Raja Ampat you may come across some people describing the region into three distinct areas – North, Central and South Raja Ampat. It is quite common for trip providers to offer diving tours to one or two of the areas rather than a trip to the whole of Raja Ampat. Read on to find out what sets the different areas of Raja Ampat apart from each other. (more…)
The walking sharks of Raja Ampat are some of the most unique creatures you might encounter while scuba diving in the region. Both epaulette and wobbegong sharks are classed as ‘walking sharks’ and there are 2 of each species lurking on the reefs here so you have a good chance of spotting one while diving in Raja Ampat. Here are 5 facts about these strange and wonderful sharks. (more…)
When you begin diving, you may assume that buoyancy comes naturally. However, many new divers become frustrated with how difficult it actually is. Buoyancy control is incredibly important to ensure you don’t get too close to the reef. Lack of control can result in the reef getting damaged and marine life being disturbed.
You may not think too much about the importance of having healthy ears on a daily basis. However, as a diver, the health of your ears is incredibly important. In fact problems with your ears can put a stop to being able to dive at all. Take some time to read on and we’ll teach you how to keep your ears and sinuses healthy before, during and after diving. (more…)
While diving in Raja Ampat there are plenty of unique marine creatures to see. One of the most impressive is the black manta rays that are abundant in the area. In fact, a study by Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) found that up to 40% of the population of manta rays in Raja Ampat are black. The second largest population (16%) of black mantas is thousands of miles away in Equador. So, what causes these mantas to have such a special colouring and why are they so numerous in Raja Ampat. Read on to learn (more…)