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Goodbye Jos, Welcome Delphine

We are sorry to announce that Jos Pet has recently resigned from Seven Seas. We would like to thank Jos for his contributions, dedication and support over the years. Replacing Jos we would like to welcome aboard Delphine Chauchot.

Delphine Chauchot

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

Counting Myself Lucky

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.

Schooling of Sailfin Snappers

All Hands on Deck

We have made a few changes to our office team recently and I would like to inform you of these as they are coming into effect this month.

Seven Seas Office Team

Birostris Ballet in the Four Kings

I have never seen the Misool marine protected area completely deserted by the growing liveaboard industry, but there we were, on day 6 of the trip, without any other boat around us…

Mobula birostris

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