Back in 2009 I was invited to join Chip and Susan Scarlett on a wonderful friends and family trip to Raja Ampat, which are the Islands off West Papua. While waiting for my gracious friends to fly into Bali, I spent several days touring the local area. You will find a humble, sweet, and kind people in Bali that love to share their culture. The local people don't say "Goodbye", but instead say "Until Next Time!" I've already been back to Bali, and hope to be back many times more! When my friends arrive, we fly onto Makassar for a day, then flying on to Sorong (West Papua) to board the Cheng Ho for 12 days of diving the beautiful Raja Ampat! The underwater region is rich in beautiful hard and soft corals, anemone fish of ever kind, Wobbegong Sharks, many varieties of Pygmy Seahorse, Nudibranch, and on and on! You really can't absorb all that Raja has to offer in one trip, so I hope to return again, and soon!