Yaf Keru Our Coral Garden
yaf-keru-our-coral-gardenRaja Ampat is one of the last strongholds on Earth where coral reef systems still thrive. This archipelago shelters an incredible abundance of life, and forms what is currently thought to be the most biodiverse marine system on the planet. These stunning reefs provide a rich and sustainable food source to local communities in small
Eyes On The Reef
Eyes on the Reef – Megafauna MonitoringOur location on the southern coast of Gam Island sees us situated in the heart of a Marine Protected Area, and an area also designated as a shark sanctuary. The establishment of these zones has been so far very successful in protecting the area, and aiding the recovery of
Manta Sandy Ranger Station
Manta Sandy Ranger StationManta Sandy is a well-known cleaning station in the Dampier Strait region. Known for its regular sightings of mantas during the season, it has become a ‘must see’ dive site for all operators, and a location suitable for scientists and film-makers to observe these stunning creatures. However, this high and ever increasing
Sea Centre Kids
SEA Centre KidsTo love and protect something, one must understand it. And to understand something, one must be aware of it. It is easy to assume that a child growing up in Raja Ampat will have seen all the marine life, know alot about the reef, and understand the ways of them all. However, this
Our Community Work
Our Community WorkRaja Ampat is one of the last strongholds on Earth where coral reef systems still thrive. This archipelago shelters an incredible abundance of life, and forms what is currently thought to be the most biodiverse marine system on the planet. These stunning reefs provide a rich and sustainable food source to local communities
Raja Ampat Crown of Thorns Response
Click Here to Record a COTs a Removal EventYour input will help to manage COTs in Raja Ampat Marine ParkThe crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a species native to coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. One of the largest starfish in the world, it grows rapidly up to 60cm in diameter, and derives its name
Who We Are
Raja Ampat SEA Centre is a conservation initiative established by Papua Explorers Resort. Based at the resort, we are dedicated to conserving Raja Ampat's marine life through Science, Education & Awareness. Working with international collaborators and local community members, SEA Centre serves as a platform to conduct valuable monitoring and ecological assessment of local marine ecology and environment, and support sustainable community development.
At a local level, our aim is to educate and empower both current and future generations to understand and preserve the extensive reef systems within the Raja Ampat region, upon which community livelihoods depend and are intrinsically linked. On a broader scale, we aim to connect national and international communities with the incredible marine life in Raja Ampat; the most marine biodiverse place on earth. Through hands on involvement, formal and informal education we hope that each and every person we touch goes forward to be an ambassador for the pristine, unique and irreplaceable reefs of Raja Ampat.