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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We, as a group, were so lucky to experience Raja Ampat, together, from the backyard of our home island, Bali. The most spectacular for most of us was swimming with the mantas, a most intelligent creature of enormity.
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.
How excited I was when during the EPIC trip with the Seven Seas Live aboard in the Forgotten Islands, I was able to witness something extraordinary.