Author Archive: DebF the Diver

In 1999 I went to Raja Ampat, then almost completely unknown, to build a website for a client. I introduced Raja Ampat at DEMA in January 2000 and wrote some of the first articles and web pages published on the area, as well as advising other professional photographers on where and what to shoot. I've now spent well over a year underwater with 2000+ dives in the R. A. area.

The last few years my emphasis shifted almost completely away from my own photography and toward detailed organization and support to ensure you, as our guest, get the best diving and photo/video opportunities I can provide at a reasonable price. I rarely work through an agent, preferring lower costs and personal contact with the divers who join our trips.

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Packing for the Dive Trips

Packing for the Dive Trips

Packing for the dive trips. As usual the house is complete chaos with dive gear, camera equipment, warm weather clothing, files, and electronic bits everywhere. So much to be done before spending almost 2 months in Indonesia! The video housing has been tested.  Dive skin set aside to repair the zipper tomorrow.  Batteries checked and […]

Pre-trip Planning for Raja Ampat Islands

Pre-trip Planning for Raja Ampat Islands

  Trip Planning & Organization About 2 years in advance of a trip  I select dates for the liveaboard charters based on the best conditions for diving and photography. Since there are so many good dive sites scattered around Raja Ampat I would never consider a trip less than 11 days.  A 14 days liveaboard […]

Posted in: Pre-trip planning
Plan your Raja Ampat Diving

Plan your Raja Ampat Diving

Our small group dive trips in Raja Ampat still have space for you! Only 12 guest divers join each of our 12 or 14 day dive journeys in Raja Ampat. Dives will run the full gamut of R4 diving – outstanding coral/fishes dives, muck/macro dives, piers, manta rays, etc. in the areas of Waigeo, Gam, […]

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Raja Ampat Check Out Dives 2011!

Raja Ampat Check Out Dives 2011!

  Although technically our normal check out dive site is not in Raja Ampat, it is still one of my favorite critter spots (semi muck dive). In 2011, Ethel found this crazy BRO (Blue Ring Octopus) for Marla and I at the end of our first dive. We board the ship at 9AM on departure […]

Posted in: Dive Trip Oct 19