Kayaking the Raja Ampat Archipelago of West Papua, Indonesia

Raja Ampat Archipelago, West Papua, Indonesia, December 2010. Dutch adventurer, pioneer, and dive operator Max Ammer is the driving force behind a community tourism project. Thousands of small islands fringed by coral reefs and blue water mangroves litter the Raja Ampat archipelago. The turquoise and blue waters are teeming with marine life that forms the livelihood for the local Papuan population. The Raja Ampat Research & Conservation Centre (RARCC) supports the locals to develop a community based, sustainable tourism project, inviting visitors to explore their islands by sea kayak and experience the culture by staying amongst the local people in traditional style homestays. Photo by Frits Meyst/Adventure4ever.com

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