The Amazon of the Seas: Underwater Indonesia

Sail and dive in the Raja Ampat Archipelago

With more than 1,300 species of fish, six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles, and at least 450 species of reef-building coral, bioligists have good reason to dub the Raja Ampat (or Four Kings) Archipelago the "Amazon of the Seas."

In 2013, Asia Transpacific Journeys is pioneering a snorkeling expedition to this isolated corner of ocean, led by marine biologist guides, and Seattle-based outfitter SeaTrek Sailing Adventures provides trips in the region aboard its traditional ironwood Phinisi schooners.

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