Gerry Lopez first glimpsed Indonesia's mythical Uluwatu surf break in a surf magazine in the early 1970's - back then not many surfers were exploring the waves of Bali, Java, and beyond.With the debut of 'Morning of the Earth'in 1971, Alby Falzon and David Elfick's definitive surf film about the dawn of modern surfing in Bali, surfers around the world were captivated by dreams of ... Read More

Valerie and Ron Taylor first visited Komodo National Park in the 1970's. They discovered a paradise seen by only a few adventurous divers. One of the highlights was the discovery of 'Valerie's Rock', a tiny outcrop of an island that is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world.In 2018, we returned to Valerie's Rock on an expedition with the Seven ... Read More

Raja Ampat has been on my list of dream dive destinations ever since I began learning about the Coral Triangle when I was in the Peace Corps in the Philippines.So when the chance came up to join friends Jos and Lida on their boat the Seven Seas in January 2018, I cleared the schedule and booked the flights from Bali to Sorong.Our expedition lasted for ... Read More

Twelve days of diving on the Seven Seas were like a dream - the world's best diving on one of the most incredible liveaboard boats anywhere on earth.Highlights included diving with bottlenose dolphins, mantas, wobbegong sharks, reef sharks, sea turtles, and exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the entire Coral Triangle.This video includes aerial footage, underwater footage, and is just a sample of ... Read More

Raja Ampat is world-reknowned as one of the best scuba diving destinations on the planet, but the islands of the Bird's Head Peninsula are also some of the most beautiful in the entire Indonesian archipelago. In between diving the amazing reefs, I was able to get out with my DJI Mavic and shoot some of the beauty of the islands from the air. From the ... Read More

Shark species in Raja Ampat range from the ultra-rare tasselled wobbegong to lightning-quick schools of baby black tip reef sharks crusing the reefs in search of an easy meal.The presence of these apex predators is an indication that the conservation efforts across the Bird's Head Seascape - an enormous marine reserve that includes Raja Ampat - are working.During our expedition across Raja Ampat with the ... Read More