Life in the sea
SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS – A PROFOUND, ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
In earlier times, the local fisherman of Triton Bay, Indonesia, used to hunt the local whale shark population. These days, the fisherman still rely on the whale sharks for their livelihood but have found that they are a much more valuable resource when left to live in peace.
EXPERT REVIEW: INDONESIA’S JEWELS OF RAJA AMPAT
Indonesia’s Raja Ampat archipelago, meaning “four kings” in the language of Bahasa Indonesia, is a vast seascape comprised of more than 1,500 islands covering an area of 40,000 km² of land and sea. Well known to divers for years, this area is just now being discovered by travellers that like to stick a little closer to the surface.
SWIMMING WITH MANTA RAYS
One of the highlights of a SeaTrek Komodo trip is the opportunity to snorkel with giant manta rays at Karang Makassar or Manta Point, which despite – and because of – the strong currents, is one of the most interesting places in the Komodo National Park. Manta Point is a cleaning station, a specific location where manta rays come to get cleaned by parasitic copepods and a variety of small cleaner wrasse species that pick parasites from the mantas’ hovering bodies.
TOP 5 AMAZING UNDERWATER SPOTS IN INDONESIA
Imagine a place underwater where you can explore with just a pair of fins and mask on reefs abundantly rich in life and in water as clear as crystal. During many of my sailing trips, I have encountered so many of these dreamy underwater sites all over Indonesia that are best explored by snorkelling due to their shallow topography. When I started to list all of the places I have been to and which are my favourites, I ended up with more than thirty.
We want to bring you to these amazing places and offer you the opportunity to be as amazed as we still are at the kaleidoscope colours of corals and the continual parade of fashionable fish