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.
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.
This trip from Ambon to Sorong was very special. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, resort and liveaboard-based diving at this time is essentially limited to Indonesian citizens and expatriate residents.
This past trip to the best dive sites west and east of Flores met all expectations and exceeded others. Corals apart, the snorkeling with six mantas was unforgettable. While we worked hard to keep position in the current, they glided effortlessly right up to and past us, including a newborn with the fold marks on its back still visible.