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Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia - Diving the Most Bio-Diverse Reefs on the Planet

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Published on Oct 30, 2012

October 2012 Liveaboard - "Pearl of Papua"

Video Chapters:
00:00 Wayag Islands
02:14 Underwater & Schools of Fish
03:47 Sharks
05:30 Mantas
06:52 Turtle
07:23 Crossing the Equator
07:52 The Passage
09:00 Nudibranchs (Sea Slugs), Flatworms, Pipefish, Pygmy Seahorses
10:56 Individual Fish and Bump Head Parrotfish School
12:38 Cuttlefish, Crabs, Lobster, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Sea Snake
13:40 Anemone Clownfish, Arborek Village
14:35 List of Dive Sites Visited & Sunset

Visiting Wayag - one of the most beautiful examples of limestone islands meeting coral reef (maybe the inspiration for the floating mountains of "Avatar"?)

Experiencing such prolific underwater ecosystems is a rare treat. All the dive sites were truly world class but stand out dives during our trip were:

Cape Kri - the sheer bio-mass of fish was impressive
Blue Magic - for sharks enjoying the current
The Passage - where we enjoyed caves and a nice drift dive in the current
Pearl Farm - night dive where we only moved about 10 metres in an hour
Manta Sandy & Eagle Rock - Giant Manta's

Thanks to the deeply knowledgeable dive lead and boat manager Ben, the always smiling boat crew and dive guides as well as my fellow divers - Harry, Nik, Antoine, Frederique and Evelyn for making it such a memorable trip.

Video Music:
Avatar themes - first half (as per inspiration of the Wayag islands)
Gleeful - live.freeplaymusic.com
What Makes You Beautiful - The Piano Guys (check them out on Youtube!)
The Bottom Line - live.freeplaymusic.com
Plucked - live.freeplaymusic.com
Look Pleased - live.freeplaymusic.com

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