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January 06, 2023
Hey SunButter Fam, recently I got to go back to Expedition guiding and what a treat it was.
As you may know, Sacha and I spent several years working as Expedition Wildlife Guides before we started SunButter and also in the businesses' early days. In late November last year I jumped back on a small ship (Le Laperouse) to work as the Dive Master and a Wildlife guide with a team of 17 amazing experts and only 70 guests.
We were sailing from Bali to Cairns island hopping through remote eastern Indonesia stopping in incredible spots like Komodo and finding amazing gems like Pulau Ngaf. We were able to visit culturally diverse communities in the Asmat and learn about colonial history in Banda Neira - the centre of the spice trade and origin of nutmeg and cloves.
The trip started with a couple of days in Bali staying in a beautifuul hotel with stunning views over Jimbaran bay. It was so good to reconnect here with some of my best mates. We’ve worked together on expedition trips for about 7 years, but being spread around the world, we rarely get to see each other unless on a ship - so it was pretty special to be reunited.
The ship expedition started with a beautiful sunset sail out of Bali heading east towards Komodo National Park. The Komodo dragons are the exceptional icon and “must see” of the region, but the diving and snorkelling was pretty inspiring too. In fact, one thing that stood out on this trip was how healthy the coral reefs were. We were sailing through the Coral Triangle, the epicentre of the globes coral biodiversity and everywhere we went the coral looked healthy and flourishing, with a great densities of reef fish.
From Komodo we kept heading east towards Alor, Banda Neira, The Moluccas and then Western Papua before heading south into Australian waters with brief stops on Thursday island, Bligh Reef and Lizard island.
A couple of the things that most stood out for me during this amazing trip:
Did I mention the Pygmy sea horses?
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