ASIA PACIFIC SUPERYACHTS INDONESIA REPORTS great cruising in Raja Ampat throughout the month of March. “By virtue of our head guide Arief, it’s been all hands on deck, so to speak,” notes Captain Jimmy Blee.
Arief, beaming with pride, concurs. “The thing I love about my job is seeing the smiles of wonder from the owners when I take them to my secret and special dive locations,” he says.
“All the team and our clients have reported the diving has been amazing, which is what we’ve come to expect – it’s just teaming with fish life, manta rays and whale sharks in full splendour.”
Given its remoteness, cruising Raja Ampat is not, however, without challenges.
Captain Jimmy says the APS Indonesia experienced team had to avail itself of all of its resources to ensure the owners and captains had all of the – sometimes interesting – requests filled.
From the APS Raja Ampat logistics office, team member Lucia, comments: “APS Indonesia prides itself on delivering what the captains need, exactly when they need it, even if that sometimes means we’re sending items across five islands.”
“Having our support guide Arief on the boats makes our job easier,” she continues. “He is so very good at organising the impossible with the local people in the field.”
Upon completing March cruising, Captain Jimmy says, “With a relatively quiet April expected, we are looking forward to participating in the rigours of trip planning for our clients who will be arriving later in the year.”