everybody loves turtles and I often wonder why . My grown friend from Hawaii almost came to tears the first time that I took him up close to one diving on the north shore of Oahu. Maybe it is the cartoons, I remember the one that was in the bug’s bunny cartoon was the hero of that short.
Indonesia has a couple of important turtle hatcheries that are located in the area. Critically Endangered Hawksbill Turtles are fairly common sights on many of the reefs in Central Raja Ampat. This one was at Cape Kri in the shallows, a nice distraction at 5 meters while we were doing a safety stop after going down just past 30 meters on a deep dive.
There are several programs in Indonesia supporting the conservation of sea turtles and we certainly will be supporting them in what ever way that we can.