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"So, you went diving again? ", I've been asked since my return... Yes! I even realized a dream, to combine in one trip two famous spots: Komodo and Raja Ampat.
Of all the spectacles that nature has to offer, underwater life is the one that fascinates me the most. Diving, discovering what lies beneath the surface always gives me the exhilarating feeling of exploring another world... Immersing myself in the blue is magical! The proof...
Above, one of the sequences that I brought from the aptly named Blue Magic site, to Raja Ampat (some of you have already seen it, since I first posted it, as a in mouth, on the Facebook page).
Below, another magical moment during a dive in Komodo: the moving face to face of a freediver and a manta ray at the Karang Makassar site.
It is for these moments, so exhilarating, that I multiply the diving-trips, preferably where there are clear waters, warm and rather full of fish ...
In this month of July 2016, I flew to Indonesia (again). This immense archipelago, between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, is a fantastic destination for underwater photography! And I decided to strike hard, combining in one trip the two most beautiful diving spots I know in this part of the world: Komodo and then Raja Ampat.
Komodo AND Raja Ampat
Komodo, I had already been there in 2011. As for Raja AmpatThis is my fifth visit there since my first stay in 2012!
I quickly made a small Google Map below for you to see at a glance what it gives, question on-site trips to Indonesia. In red, the airports of Jakarta, Bali, Labuan Bajo, Makassar and Sorong through which I passed. In blue, the archipelagos of Komodo (in the Small Islands of Sunda, near Flores) and Raja Ampat (in West Papua, all to the east).
The good thing about diving is that you can stay exploring the same sites during the same trip, or come back from one year to the next, never tired. Each new immersion is different because the conditions change constantly (weather, tides, phases of the Moon, time), the meetings under the water reserve their lot of surprises and the coral landscapes vary to infinity.
Some pictures are better than a long speech ...
I'm sorting through my photos and it's taking a little time. This time I brought back more than 6,000 pictures (land and underwater)... 😯 But I'll come back very soon in a next post to tell you the details of this new Indonesian escapade ! On the menu : bubbles (champagne) in the air, bubbles (air) underwater, a new princess boat, Balinese rice paddies, a blue hole in the middle of the coral (with the pontoon that goes well) and especially full of very fresh fish and wriggling ...