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Seven Seas Update – August 2021

You are probably wondering what the status of our operations are over here in Indonesia. I’m happy to report we are all well despite the current spike in Covid cases.

Our Journey on Leg 2 of Epic Trip 2

From exploring the turquoise lagoons, drifting along deep walls, watching the sun set over an empty oceanic horizon, this trip was a platform for reflection, exploration and discovery. A journey that took us past countless remote atolls, deep walls and beautiful reefscapes.

Banda Sea

The Chase for Light

When Mark called me last year and told me his vision to help local communities to protect the "pristine" environment they call home, by creating “No Take Zone” aka Marine Protected Areas, and give back to the same ocean that gave him a life, a great family and so much, I was in!

Foued & sea snake

Triton Bay Cinematic

Triton Bay is far away and quite isolated. This makes it one of the few gems left in the underwater world and has become one of the favorite spots for many underwater photographers/videographers.

Triton Bay

The Tunas of Banda

It's one of the most exhilarating moments in the career of the diving naturalist get up and close with a surface-feeding school of yellowfin tuna, even just watching the action from the tender.

Handline fisher

A Surprise at Tayandu

Counting on Ricardo Ondina’s extensive experience exploring eastern Indonesia, his review “good to the west” about a seamount in the Tayandu Island group was enough reason to go and have a look.

Fish life

On the Way to Lucipara

The Lucipara and Penyu islands are located 200 km south of Ambon in the middle of the Banda Sea. Famous for its resident seaturtles, the island group has been identified by the local government to become a marine protected area.

Turtle, Lucipara Island

A Precious Gift

Our marine world is a precious gift. A gift from nature that sustains all life on this planet yet we treat it harshly. We pollute its waters and harvest its life without thought for the future or a care for the destruction we leave in our wake.

Valerie & moray eel

The Groupers of Sermata

This report covers just two days out of a 25-day conservation trip with Seven Seas to Komodo, the Forgotten Islands, Banda, and Seram. The groupers and snappers of Sermata were special.

Coral Trout (groupers) in a holding pen in Sermata


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