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In April, 2017 I returned to Indonesia to cruise from Raja Ampat to Triton Bay aboard the Amira, a route that I last did on the Seahorse a few years ago. The Amira is one of the largest liveaboards in Indonesia and there was plenty of space to spread out. I particularly liked the seating in front of the wheelhouse as the sun was setting.
To view a slideshow of this trip, go to https://1drv.ms/v/s!As-
When I signed up for the trip, I didn’t realize there was a possibility to see whale sharks in Triton Bay. Similar to Cenderawasih Bay, whale sharks are often attracted to the bagans (Indonesian fishing platforms) for a free meal of small fish such as silversides. And as luck would have it, we were rewarded with not only three whale sharks but also a pod of about ten dolphins. Of course, this was a major highlight of the trip.
But it wasn’t the only highlight. A dive site called Napo Mommon (a.k.a. Mommon Seamount or Action Reef) proved to be one of the best dive sites I have ever dived anywhere.
The trip was chartered by Equator Diving and there were seven other divers onboard who I had met on previous Equator Diving trips. I had no idea until the day before the trip started that there would be familiar divers on the cruise.
Overall, it was a great trip that produced a lot of great memories…and a few photos.
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