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Witness Nature at Its Best on a Conservation Expedition Through the World’s Most Beautiful Islands

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Witness Nature at Its Best on a Conservation Expedition Through the World’s Most Beautiful Islands Witness Nature at Its Best on a Conservation Expedition Through the World’s Most Beautiful Islands

Witness Nature at Its Best on a Conservation Expedition Through the World’s Most Beautiful Islands

It?s a particularly fascinating time to visit some of the richest and most pristine uninhabited islands on our planet: Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Though it?s possible to visit on your own, few have the chance to see them like this: alongside leading conservationists on a philanthropic expedition of perspective-shifting proportions.
This is your chance to join Blue Sphere Foundation, the marine-conservation activist nonprofit behind Discovery Chanel’s inspiring documentary Racing Extinction, and MSV Silolona, Southeast Asia’s most prestigious luxury Indonesian yacht, on a ten-day sailing journey March 4–14 only a handful of people will ever experience.

With the health of our oceans changing rapidly, visiting now is more significant than ever. With Shawn Heinrichs and Sarah Lewis as your guides, two passionate and admired marine conservationists, you?ll discover how what happens below the ocean?s surface matters for us all. During the day, they will bring you to unmapped spots they?ve spent years studying as you navigate one of the world?s most glorious island archipelagos from your base, a 5-star hand-crafted traditional Indonesian wooden sailing vessel. Back on board at night, you?ll learn how your discoveries relate to their behind-the-scenes conservation efforts, and discuss the future of these underwater havens.
You?ll see manta rays dancing beside you, sharks circling in the warmth of shallow pools, and kaleidoscopic schools of fish shapeshifting and zipping through vibrant coral tunnels. You?ll enter secluded coves where whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles, and manta rays seek sanctuary. You?ll explore deserted bays and beaches, thriving coral reefs with 70% of the world?s coral species and 1,200 different types of fish, hidden caves and freshwater rivers. You?ll disembark to kayak, hike, snorkel, and for those who are certified, dive.
By joining this journey you?re helping protect these natural havens at risk for pollution, development, and hunting.
? All ages and all levels of snorkelers and divers welcome.

? Approximately 50% of your trip cost is tax deductible.

? Funds raised will help support Blue Sphere Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Shawn.

? You don’t need to be dive certified! Many of the most treasured experiences will be snorkeling.

? Shawn Heinrichs, a National Geographic-published photographer, will capture your experience and his professional photographs will be a keepsake of your trip.

Few people know Raja Ampat?s secrets like Shawn Heinrichs and Sarah Lewis. Even fewer people are as dedicated to preserving and protecting the region. Their insights and stories about exploring below the ocean?s surface, and the magical encounters they have with the creatures who live there, will shift your perspective.

Shawn Heinrichs

If you saw the Discovery Channel?s Racing Extinction documentary last year, then you know Shawn. The film features his award-winning work centered around marine con...


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