Raja Ampat, Diving’s Holy Grail

Deep in the hearts of Papua, lies the Holy Grail of scuba diving. Back in our very first issue of the magazine we shared about the eco-conservation efforts being undertaken in Raja Ampat to ensure this paradise would last as long as it can. Here we’d like to showcase the amazing photography of Scotty Graham, which was featured then in our print magazine. Enjoy this photographic journey through Raja Ampat’s marine beauty!

Raja Ampat, scuba diving's Holy Grail

Raja Ampat, scuba diving's Holy Grail

Eco-resorts in Raja Ampat strive to balance nature and development

Eco-resorts in Raja Ampat strive to balance nature and development

White sandy beaches, azure blue sky. Truly you are in paradise!

White sandy beaches, azure blue sky. Truly you are in paradise!

Oh, did I forgot to mention the crystal clear water?

Oh, did I forgot to mention the crystal clear water?

But enough about the beach, we came here to dive!

But enough about the beach, we came here to dive!

Marine beauty at its best, beautiful corals and colorful fishes!

Marine beauty at its best, beautiful corals and colorful fishes!

And more fishes!

And more fishes!

A group of Manta Rays passing by.

A group of Manta Rays passing by.

Underwater Macro shot.

Underwater Macro shot.

Finally, time to call it a day. Sunset in Raja Ampat.

Finally, time to call it a day. Sunset in Raja Ampat.

The archipelago of Indonesia boasts plenty other diving attractions. Be sure to check out our list of amazing dive spots in Indonesia before you book your trip here!


Unearthing Asia is a travel zine focusing on Lifestyle, Culture and Attractions all over Asia. Don’t miss out on the best travel ideas and inspirations in the region of Asia, such as this list of divers paradise in Indonesia.

Comments

21 Comments on "Raja Ampat, Diving’s Holy Grail"

  1. ayngelina on Wed, 23rd Jun 2010 11:40 pm 

    Beautiful underwater shots.

  2. Sonya on Sat, 26th Jun 2010 4:36 pm 

    Thanks for the stunning photography! I’m encouraged by the eco-resorts operating in Raja Ampat.

  3. Lora (Tripping with Kids) on Mon, 28th Jun 2010 6:10 am 

    Your photos are amazing. Makes me want to book a flight right now.

  4. Jamie and Jess on Mon, 28th Jun 2010 10:35 pm 

    Oh man, those photos are incredible. Makes us jealous even though we are traveling!

  5. Peter West Carey on Wed, 7th Jul 2010 7:10 pm 

    Wow! Nice shots, Scotty! Makes me want to grab my passport and head out the door!

  6. yuyus on Wed, 21st Jul 2010 4:25 am 

    awesome.

    One day i’ll be swimming with the manta, in Raja Ampat!

  7. familyria92 on Wed, 21st Jul 2010 7:28 am 

    we’ll be there soon.

  8. susan on Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 8:15 am 

    Amazing Grace..

    I Love This View so much.

    I’ll prepare my self to go there in the end of this year. ^_^

  9. susan on Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 8:48 am 

    amazing grace…

  10. Denni on Mon, 27th Sep 2010 6:46 pm 

    Raja Ampat means the Four Kings in English… Truly one of the best spot to dive in Indonesia. Having said that, there are numerous places that have the same beauty as Raja Ampat in Indonesia. Many of them are still virgin and untouched (you can find them in Papua, NTB, etc)…
    Visit Indonesia! Kudos and see you here :)

  11. aboy on Sun, 31st Oct 2010 5:23 am 

    ohhhh…………God I really LOVE my country……..

  12. Tim on Tue, 29th May 2012 4:56 pm 

    Very nice pictures!!! I also want to go there.
    Which camera you used for those underwater pictures?
    Because I also want to buy one.

    Kind regards,
    Tim

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