How to be Culturally Sensitive in Raja Ampat

Posted on 21 August 2019

How to be Culturally Sensitive in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat in West Papua is a divers paradise. It is also one of the most remote parts of Indonesia and has retained much of its cultural individuality. In this way it’s sometimes not the same as visiting other more touristy parts of the archipelago. Being culturally sensitive is important wherever you go and Raja Ampat is no exception. Today we’re going to talk about some of the unique traditions of the islands and how to approach them. (more…)

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How Reef Safe Sunscreens Can Save Marine Life

Posted on 25 June 2019

How Reef Safe Sunscreens Can Save Marine Life in Raja Ampat

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…)

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How Tourism Actually Helps Marine Conservation in Raja Ampat

Posted on 05 March 2019

How Tourism Actually Helps Marine Conservation in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is a remote part of Indonesia in the province of West Papua. Over the past decade, research has shown this area to be one of the most biodiverse in the world and has become an incredibly popular holiday destination for divers. Because of this, access has become easier with more flights, boats and homestays and resorts opening. This may seem like a negative thing for Raja Ampat, but in fact, it is proving to be just the opposite. (more…)

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