Diving Places - Raja Ampat, Alor, Komodo - Indonesia
In Indonesia, Raja Ampat, Alor and Komodo National Park rank amongst the best islands in the region, each having their own unique identity above and below the water. Starting off with Raja Ampat, it is located off the coast of New Guinea, home to more than 75 percent of coral species. Also, home to more than 1,500 species of fish, usually assembled in huge numbers. Moving on to Alor, it is famous for hammerhead sharks, together with a plethora of critters. Lastly, Komodo National Park, which was described as a place that made Malaysia, Hawaii, Egypt and Thailand look dead, emphasizes how lively Komodo is! Overall, the three locations provide excellent opportunities for divers to explore the best of the islands, both above and below the water!
What did you like about the dive?
Since I visited three different places, I managed to witness and experience three different islands! Each having its own distinct identity above and below the water. I enjoyed the dive not just as a diver, but as a tourist, as the islands were beautiful!
What are the problems?
Getting to the islands can be difficult. We had to coordinate multiple flights and boat rides to get there. Alternatively, there were many dive groups that opted for the liveaboards option. While it takes a while for the yachts to journey to the dive sites, it is definitely an easier option.
What have you learned from the dive?
I learnt that the islands represent people. Different people have different unique and distinct traits that makes each of us special and should be celebrated. The world is evolving and I think showcasing individuality is important.
What watch do you use for the dive?
I use the TWELF-X OCEAN 1908 DEEP WAVE - GREEN/BRONZE (1007) watch. The watch features a 120-click unidirectional bezel to ensure that time is kept accurately. Most importantly, it is water resistant (20 ATM), so it can work under water!Check out the TWELF-X OCEAN watch here: https://www.twelfx.com/collections/ocean/products/twelf-x-ocean-1908-deep-wave-green-bronze