The Raja Ampat Aggressor has several tours that cover regions in Indonesia. Our scuba diving trip started and ended from a port in Sorong. It took us 27+ hours of flight time each way to get to Sorong from New York. Throw in a few more hours for layovers in Jakarta, Makassar and Sorong.
Our trip was organized by the staff at the Scuba Network NYC. During the week we observed a ton of sea life and had a great time in & out of the water.
Night dives are extremely unique. There are many underwater creatures that only become active at night. The Wobbegong Shark is one of my favorites that comes out of hiding after sunset. They are camouflaged on the sandy bottom which allows them to ambush their prey.
Clownfish recently were popularized for a generation of children by the movie Finding Nemo. When you see them in the wild you will quickly understand why they are so appealing to watch.
Turtles are ocean nomads which are threatened globally and are in need of urgent protection. There are two species of turtles commonly found Raja Ampat: Green and Hawksbill Turtles. Most of the turtles were not disturbed by our presence. It is now prohibited to kill turtles anywhere in Raja Ampat. Yet, Sea Turtle feeding and nesting grounds must still be protected!
One of the first things you’ll notice when diving Raja Ampat is the amount of schooling fish. It’s simply amazing to observe.