The Plight of Raja Ampat’s Coconut Crabs

Posted on 28 May 2019

The Plight of Raja Ampat’s Coconut Crabs

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…)

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Breathing Techniques to Help You Dive More Efficiently

Posted on 30 April 2019

Breathing Techniques to Help You Dive More Efficiently

When you do your dive training you learn how to dive efficiently to extend your bottom time and also keep yourself calm and relaxed. However, you might still notice that other divers seem to use less of their air than you do. Why does this happen and what does it mean about the way you’re breathing? Let’s discuss and see if you can learn some breathing techniques to help you dive more efficiently. (more…)

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Diving the Dampier Strait in Raja Ampat

Posted on 04 April 2019

Separating mainland West Papua and Batanta and Waigeo islands, the Dampier Strait offers some of the very best diving in Raja Ampat. This is thanks to the strait’s topography – the Indonesian Throughflow is squeezed through the strait causing strong currents. In turn the currents bring vast numbers of schooling fish and larger predators. So what can you expect when diving in the Dampier Strait? Let’s talk about some of the sites… (more…)

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Can Beginner Divers Dive in Raja Ampat?

Posted on 19 March 2019

Raja Ampat off West Papua is a dream diving location for scuba divers from all over the world. However, this marine paradise is also an area of strong currents, which can be difficult for even the most experienced of divers. In this article you’ll learn what to watch out for to stay safe in Raja Ampat, the best dive sites for novices, and also if you might need more dives under your belt before you go. (more…)

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