We went on this trip with a group we travel with often for diving. Our fearless leader is Dr. Richard Smith - a Marine Biologist who earned his PhD studying Pygmy seahorses at Wakatobi. His partner in crime - Wendy Brown - lives in Indonesia (speaks Bahasa Indonesian) and has been diving the area for years. Their primary dive boat in the region is our absolute favorite liveaboard - the Dewi Nusantara. Together, Wendy and Richard, created "Our Beloved Seas" a travel company focused on getting "off the beaten path" and to more remote / pristine locations. They're absolutely fantastic at creating wonderful adventures with all sorts of unique critters - with evening lectures about the animals we spend the day finding and photographing. I can't recommend them highly enough!
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