Dec 2009 ReefNet Expedition: Ambon/Raja Ampat with Keri Wilk

ReefNet and New World Publications (Humann/DeLoach) are collaborating on the production of digital field guides for marine life in various regions of the world. Having already well documented the flora and fauna of the Caribbean, ReefNet has now shifted its focus to the Indo-Pacific.

To gather new content, ReefNet is launching a series of documentation expeditions open to the public (all previous expeditions have been limited to ReefNet staff). Not only will participants get to enjoy the beauty of Ambon and Raja Ampat, they will also have the opportunity to contribute photos/videos to upcoming field guides.

If you want a surefire way to get your images published, Wetpixelers, here’s your chance…


This 18-day expedition is a spectacular land- and sea-based diving adventure. It starts with eight days of muck diving in Ambon with Maluku Divers. Recently a new species of frogfish was discovered by Maluku Divers, proving the region’s reputation for biodiversity!

Transferring by air to Sorong, the spacious and photo-friendly Archipelago Adventurer II then takes you on a nine day trek through the undisputed heart of marine biodiversity: Raja Ampat. Visit the most vibrant reefs on the planet here, including those on which Dr. Gerald Allen made his record-setting fish counts…up to 284 species on a single dive!

Although you may elect to join just one part of the expedition, we’ve designed the two itineraries to complement one another. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to dive both regions with us!


The detailed itinerary for this expedition has not been finalized. However, the following is already prescribed:

Pricing & Reservations

This expedition has two parts which may be booked independently or as a combination:

All prices are based on double occupancy, singles will be paired appropriately.

If you have any questions, or to reserve one or more spaces on this expedition, please contact us. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis, and a deposit is required to secure your space(s). For more details, refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Inclusions & Exclusions

The price of this expedition includes:

Not included:

Travel Arrangements

Although expedition participants are welcome to book connecting flights and hotels privately, ReefNet highly recommends the travel booking services of our dedicated partner Reef & Rainforest. To make your travel arrangements with Reef & Rainforest, contact them directly and tell them you’re joining one of ReefNet’s Dive Expeditions.

For More Information

To learn more about this expedition, or to make a reservation, contact ReefNet:

Tel: 1-888-819-7333 (US/Canada) or 905-608-9373 (International)
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Web: http://www.reefnet.ca/travel