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A Surprise Encounter with a Heavily Pregnant Manta

Snorkeling and diving with mantas at Manta Alley are always very rewarding and I always do both. Diving gets us down to the cleaning station where, if one is careful and patient, the huge mantas will come in close and hover as they are stripped of parasites by a host of fishes. Read More
Pregnant manta with swollen back and belly

16-28 March 2020: Whale Sharks & Oceanic Mantas

Ahoy shipmates! I just wanted let you all know that after our recent success with Whale sharks and Oceanic mantas during our February and March trips to the southern Bird's Head earlier this year we are planning an expedition totally dedicated to exploring Triton Bay and the south west coast of West Papua, including Momon and the Fak Fak region. Read More
Whale shark

Fishing boats in Indonesia

Some of you may like to learn a bit more about what happens around Indonesia’s vast marine areas. Lida will share some short info stories each month, we hope you like them. This one is about Indonesian fishing boats. Read More
Purse seine fishing boats

Seven Seas Sailing Adventure from Kaimana to Sorong

I’m Tom Roberts, my dad brought me on the Seven Seas for the first time. It was my first time on a sailing boat and it was really special boat because it wasn’t any ordinary boat it was a Buginese pirate boat. Even better I had to miss two weeks of school other though dad made me do homework every day. Read More
Tom Roberts

Whalesharks of West Papua with #Legends of the Deep

On this very first voyage of the Seven Seas to the southern side of West Papua, we were accompanied by true legends of the deep, Dr Mark Erdmann and Dr Gerry Allen. These two have probably more combined experience underwater in this region than anyone on the planet. Read More
Whale Sharks

Raja Ampat: Technicolor Symphony

You know it’s a fantastic dive site when you can’t see the sharks for the anchovies. Rivers of anchovies flashing silver and blue in the light – so dense we couldn’t see each other at times, much less the patrolling grey reef sharks a bit further out in the blue. Read More
Raja Ampat

My First Trip as Cruise Director – Windy Crossing

I was very excited to start my first trip as a Cruise Director on the Seven Seas. I was already on board two times as a guest, then for two months supported Karl, and then cruised 15 days with Mark, learning from them all the time. Read More
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