Have you ever heard of Raja Ampat? Many people outside scuba diving circles haven’t. This remote archipelago of 1500 islands, almost as far east as you can go in Indonesia. Thanks to its location, tourism is still quite small-scale in the region. However, Raja Ampat should definitely be on your radar, and your travel bucket list as well! This is why you should know about Raja Ampat. (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…)
Raja Ampat is famous for its endless number of dive sites. Gangga Divers at Papua Paradise Eco Resort doesn’t always hit the most well known spots, but sometimes the most popular sites really are unmissable. Kepulauan Fam, or the Fam Islands are a group of islands northwest of Batanta Island, in the straits between Waigeo and Batanta. It will take around 90 minutes by boat from Papua Paradise, so diving in this area is usually part of a full day trip from the resort. Read on to learn more about the dives (more…)