Raja Ampat Diving and some pictures

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Raja Ampat Diving and some pictures

Post by Maja Stankovski » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:22 pm

I got quite some questions about Raja ampat diving that I would recommend to anyone as I found it remote and so far the best place for fish life I have ever seen. It had everything to offer from big fish, large schools of fish to the tiniest critters as pigmy seahorses. Here is only a selection of some of my favourite pictures I managed to take there.
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Re: Raja Ampat Diving and some pictures

Post by Stewart Andrews » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:23 pm

Thanks Maja- great shots - would live to be there!

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Post by Maja Stankovski » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:18 pm

It is really worth doing and you can do it for a reasonable money as well. I was on a liveaboard as it was the easiest thing to do, but if you have more time, you can do it for less money, you just need a bit more time and you have to be prepared to live in a very basic accommodation which in such climate is not a problem at all. The reefs there are still pretty unspoiled and really worth seeing even though you still notice the lack of large predators (max i saw was 4 sharks on a dive and they weren't large, 1.5 m max), but it's the most fish life I have ever seen on dives and macro life is amazing too. For example we saw 12 pigmy seahorses (Barbiganti) on one sea fan and up to 8 raja pigmy seahorses on a sea fan as well. It was also my first time seeing Denise pigmy seahorses. So it's something to see for everyone, you just have to be able to handle strong currents that you will encounter.
For those who don't know me, I love taking macro pics and spotting the tiniest critters, but in Raja, I only took macro on 4 dives in the whole trip as the corals, clams and fans were so large.
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Re: Raja Ampat Diving and some pictures

Post by mbentot » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:00 pm

Very nice :D

Thanks!

Bernard: you have to put back the click-to-get-a-bigger-picture functionality!

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Post by Bernard Swierczyna » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:45 pm

Will consider it!

Considered it and done.

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Re: Raja Ampat Diving and some pictures

Post by Yvonne Lynch » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:49 am

Stunning photos, Maja, thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Yvonne

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Post by Aoife Dubh » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:05 pm

Superb photos Maja - thanks for sharing.

Raja Ampat is on my list - Karen Jack, a buddy from Belfast, was there a few years ago and her advice is to get there soon before it becomes popular and busy with divers.

See you soon for a dive :D

Aoife Dubh :diver:

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