Remote Raja Ampat
Sorido was fantastic. Of course, we are not diving specialists,
but it was pretty clear that it was one of the places to go to.
Sorido is a great set up, and its sister, Kri, looked good as well
although obviously less pampered. So many reefs within 15 minutes
boat distance, and even though we did three dives a day there was
so much more to do.
Being in such a remote location obviously mandates a good
manager set up, and as I mentioned Jim and Julie were very good.
Charming, and European attention to detail, and a good foil to the
extraordinary, but not "completer finisher", Max Ammer. His story
really needs to be made into a film, what with christian values
mixed with wild hunts by plane over virgin jungle for WW11 planes,
whether Japanese or US! Son Thomas thought he was one of the more
charismatic people he had ever met.
James the boat driver was wonderful, and Nathan and the other
diver guides were very good at finding all the small stuff - down
to pygmy seahorses, and were charming as well.