If you are wondering about the best time to go diving in Raja Ampat, the truth is that you could dive all year round. The water is warm, ranging between 28°C and 30°C depending on where you decide to dive. The visibility is variable so you really can’t say when it will be good or poor. If you are looking for good visibility, then it will be better for you to be on a liveboard that can try to find you the very best diving conditions. Many times if visibility is bad up North, then it is usually clear down south, if it is poor in the West, then the East will be clear. (more…)
Last Saturday, we visited Arefi village (the largest village near Birie Island), together with Dr. John Egli – who came to Papua Paradise last year – to do some GP medical care for the local Papuan villagers. The morning started a little slow when we got there; we had plenty of time to set up our little ‘pharmacy’ with Dr. Egli’s medical supplies and then within an hour, we had given out over 20 number tags to patients! Subsequently, people streamed in and asked to see the doc. (more…)
Sunny the Olive-backed Sun Bird is BACK!
And even better- she has built her nest 3 metres high up in a Coconut Palm tree.. dangling from just a thin cord-like natural fibre. The nest (as you can see from these photos) is flask-shaped with a trail of fibre material at the bottom and a small overhanging porch from where Sunny sits mosts of the day guarding the eggs. (more…)