Sunset on the islets south of Misool. (Raja Ampat, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Sunset on the islets south of Misool. (Raja Ampat, Indonesia, November 2015.)

Raja Ampat seen from a drone: the island of Misool

  Indonesia: Banda + Raja Ampat - Oct-Nov 2015

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, click on the French flag below to access the original text:

A drone over Raja Ampat, it gives stunning images! Small video south of Misool Island, among the cliffs that plunge into the turquoise water ...

Lagoon tour at Misool

Steffen's drone during our "lagoon tour" in the south of Misool. (Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Steffan's drone during our "lagoon tour" in the south of Misool. (Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)

At the beginning of November 2015, I was (again) in Indonesia. ???? I boarded the Waow, magnificent three-masted dedicated to scuba diving, for a liveaboard from Ambon (Central Moluccas) to Sorong (West Papua). All my articles about this trip can be viewed at the link below :

Waow liveaboard: Banda + Raja Ampat [oct-nov. 2015]

Waow burningUpdated 2018. The Waow, this magnificent dive-cruise boat aboard which I had the chance to embark on in 2015, no longer exists ... ???? He unfortunately burned and sank, in Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia, at night January 31 to February 1, 2018. I refer you to the message posted on their Facebook page and on their site.

Steffan Kilby, the videographer of the Waow...doesn't just make movies underwater. He also has a drone. The device that makes the sound of a big insect... 😀 Steffan gave us stunning images of the southern islands of Misool... From the sky, this typical landscape of the archipelago of Raja Ampat is even more spectacular!

With his permission, I took some excerpts, to edit a short video with my own pictures made at the water's edge. Here is a small overview of our walk, called "lagoon tour", just before sunset, in the middle of this labyrinth formed karst cliffs covered with virgin forest, diving into the jade water ...

Misool under the water

We've only spent two days in Misool and I must admit it doesn't taste like enough. Above water as well as underwater, the place is gorgeous.

For an overview of the diving and the amazing abundance of coral and underwater life, I suggest you check out the article below:

→ In the heart of the coral triangle

So much beauty is to cry with happiness in his diving mask! ! !

The coral in Misool is sumptuous. (Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
The coral in Misool is sumptuous. (Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Gorgon Giant at Misool. (Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Gorgon Giant at Misool. (Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)

Misool in photos

The images are better than a long speech. Here is the continuation…

At dawn, the islets of southern Misool appear on the horizon. (Indonesia, Raja Ampat, November 2015.)
We arrive at dawn after a night of navigation. The islets of South Misool appear on the horizon. (Indonesia, Raja Ampat, November 2015.)
Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
The drone flies over the cliffs of Misool, in the south of Raja Ampat. (West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Let's go for the lagoon tour just before sunset. (Misool, Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
After the dives, at the end of the day, we leave for the lagoon tour just before sunset. There is another diver's cruiser on the horizon. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
The cliffs are dizzying ... (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
The cliffs are dizzying ... (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Everyone takes pictures, including the staff, as here Melissa, one of our guides under the water. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Everyone takes pictures, including the staff, as here Melissa, one of our guides under the water. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
On the horizon, between the cliffs, we see another dive cruiser. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
On the horizon, between the cliffs, we see another dive cruiser. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
From one island to another, the light keeps changing. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
From one island to another, the light keeps changing. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
The water is shallow and takes on a jade color. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
The water is shallow and takes on a jade color. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Play of shadow and light between the cliffs. The water is shallow and takes on a jade color. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Play of shadow and light between the cliffs. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Virgin Islands, covered with jungle. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Virgin Islands, covered with jungle. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
In the declining light of the day, the water takes on an incredible color. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
At the foot of the cliffs, the water takes on an incredible color. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
It's huge ! (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
It's huge ! (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
The day gradually declines, the surface of the water becomes smooth as a lake. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
The day gradually declines, the surface of the water becomes smooth as a lake. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Twilight approaches, return to Waow. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Twilight approaches, return to Waow. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
The sky is blazing with the sunset. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
The sky is burning with the sunset. (Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)

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I was the guest of Waow from October 27 to November 8, 2015, for this diving cruise called "Secrets of Seram". All opinions expressed here remain 100% mine. 

  Indonesia: Banda + Raja Ampat - Oct-Nov 2015

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