AUSTRAL, March 12th, 2017, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Posted on Tuesday 28 March 2017

No-1404 No-1409

By Laureline FORMANEK

Raja Ampat is an Indonesian archipelago, situated in the North West of New Guinea. 1500 islands make this archipelago. These islands are often mountainous; the highest are Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati et Misool.

Raja Ampat is in the middle of the Coral Triangle, with lots of places rich in marine biodiversity. UNESCO is about to make it part of the World Heritage Site.

We arrive in Raja Ampat around 11.00. We have a Zodiac cruise in order to discover cliffs, small islands (with every kind of sizes), with an incredible flora. Despite the heat, we are lucky to watch seabirds. Under water, we discover many tropical fishes and some sharks.

After our Zodiac® cruise, we choose of the many amazing beaches in order to enjoy the rich subaquatic wildlife. We discover the wonderful corals, marine turtles, and lots of fishes (amphiprioninae, surgeon fishes, green humphead parrotfish).

Back on board, L’Austral is going North, to the Philippines. From here, we enjoy this wonderful landscape and an incredible sunset.



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