Off to the Islands!
We have arrived at our last destination of the school year- the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia. These remote and magical islands are home to some of the most beautiful and diverse coral reefs in the world. It’s those reefs and one or two island stops that we will be exploring! We have the SS Ellie and Edmond ready to go and explore all around the Pacific Ocean!
- The islands consist of up to 1,500 small islands and cays. There are four large main islands where most of the population lives.
- Canderawasih Bay is the largest marine sanctuary in Indonesian.
- The Coral triangle is considered to be the most bio-diverse reef habitat in the world.
- These islands are remote and mostly uninhabited, so the reefs are mostly undisturbed. The islands that do house sparse populations of people that still live in a very different world.
- These islands contain some of the most beautiful birds and flora anywhere in the world.
The big draw is in the ocean though! And that’s where we will be exploring the most! Stay tuned for tomorrow!