Traveling to Shanghai, Jakarta and Sorong Indonesia and hence through the Raja Ampat islands on the MV Samambaia.
  • Day16


    March 23, 2019, Banda Sea ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    We are heading home after an emotional departure from Samambaia, it's crew and all our new friends. So much seen and all incredible. After I have a chance to compile photos and videos I will post it, including some amazing photos from other photographers in our group. I think you all will be in awe.Read more

  • Day16

    Sad departing, on way home

    March 23, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Just landed in Jakarta on our way home. Incredible, outstanding trip. Probably spoiled for any Caribbean cruise. Already planning a return to Indonesia.

  • Day13

    March 20... been off the grid...

    March 20, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Sorry everyone but no connection through most of the trip. Been diving about three times a day, every day. Sally snorkles as much as she can. The underwater life is astounding. Beyond description, in variety and numbers. After our return, and given some time I will post the better stuff from three cameras and the GoPro. Hundreds of photos above and below the surface. Mantas, morays, sharks, incredible schools of fish and tiny bizarre and gorgeous creatures I've never seen.Read more

  • Day11

    Been outta touch, but.....

    March 18, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Been to several islands and about ten different dive sites. Sally has been snorkeling in many places. The islands are gorgeous and the life underwater is undescribable. Beyond belief. Like some computer generated aquarium for Disney.Read more

  • Day3

    Through Jakarta, sort of...

    March 10, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ 🌬 26 °C

    Got into the Jakarta airport around 4, took two hours to get through customs. Now we are waiting for our 1230AM departure to Sorong. Been up since 4 this morning...
    We arrive in Sorong at 630 to be picked up by the Samambaia crew and taken to the boat. Probably for a nap!Read more

    Hang in there I am sure all the waiting will be worth it ! Love Mark and Teresa


    totally will be worth it..can't wait for more pics!!!

  • Day3


    March 10, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Wow, 24 million people here, it's crazy! Miles and miles of buildings, high rises for as far as the eye can see. I've never seen anything like it. The architecture is amazing. People aren't to friendly, the language barrier is a challenge but so far it's great! The trip here was brutal as far as the time change. So far day two is starting off great 😊Read more

    I love being able to follow you on your trip. I can’t even imagine what the buildings look like 😊


    Lance this is such an adventure for all of us being able to follow you and Sal. Love you both Sue