The Wildiaries Experience

Raja Ampat, A Festival of Colour & Light PHOTOGRAPHY Expedition - with Juergen & Stella Freund

From $5490.00 * USD

Available between May 27, 2019 — June 07, 2019

Duration of tour 12 days 11 nights

These are all SMALL GROUP tours

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Join professional photographers Juergen Freund, and Stella Chiu-Freund, whose work has included an 18-month assignment with WWF to document the Coral Triangle. They’ve written a book on the region, almost 200 stories and Juergen is one of only 58 league of conservation photographers senior fellows in the world. On board the historic Pindito and with the Freunds to keep you company, you will learn new photography skills and benefit from their deep personal knowledge of the region. Dedicated to photography, this tour will give you a special opportunity for one-on-one time with Juergen in the field, learning techniques including split level, underwater and topside photography - and enjoy the Freunds’ story-telling adventures.     

A letter from the Freunds 

Thank you so much for your interest in our trip to the famed Raja Ampat. The underwater world is nothing like we’ve ever seen elsewhere in our travels and we can’t wait to tell show you why.

Raja Ampat is the centre of marine biodiversity and life. 

Scientists have done the fish and coral counts to prove it. What’s mind bogglingly amazing is how Raja Ampat’s visual magnificence proves the facts of science again and again.

Juergen (Yogi) first dived on the Pindito in 1996 when this beautiful Indonesian phinisi vessel Pindito was starting out. Yogi was the first to find the Raja Ampat pygmy seahorse (right) for the Pindito owner Edi and his crew, when there was nothing yet known about this diminutive wonder.  

Many trips later on the Pindito, there are so many great stories of discoveries and adventures we can tell. We have so much respect for Edi & his Pindito crew as the pioneers of diving in Raja Ampat and are so happy to be leading this photographic tour to show you how to capture its magnificence.

This photo tour will be about enjoying making wonderful photographs. You don’t need to worry about anything because we shall be with you all the time whenever you have any photographic questions or problems. 

Warmest regards,

Jüergen & Stella


  • Spend one-on-one time with a senior fellow of the league of conservation photographers
  • Experience magnificent Raja Ampat
  • Enjoy Freunds Storytelling - A Journey Through the Coral Triangle
  • Learn underwater and topside photography techniques 


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Spatious double cabins with private ensuite. 



  • All meals and drinks on board (excluding wine). 
  • Expert guides on hand 24/7
  • Continual wildlife-watching and interpretation, plus zodiac excursions. 
  • Transfers from/to airport Ambon/Sorong to/from the MV Pindito
  • Accommodation in a double or twin bed cabin with en-suite shower bath, toilet and AC
  • Full board including all soft and alcoholic drinks on board (excluding wine)
  • Up to 2 dives per diving day and one down or night-dive (no diving on departure/arrival day) + NITROX fillings for whole cruise (diving price applies)
  • Multilingual guides


From $5490.00 * USD

  • From $US5,490* per person twin share
  • 10% non-diving reduction. 
  • *Price is based on current exchange rates and pricing, which may change. 

Available between May 27, 2019 — June 07, 2019

Duration of tour 12 days 11 nights


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