So, we had a bit of time during the 2020 lockdown to not only discover new dive sites in Raja Ampat but also finding new ways to have fun while doing it. Jetting off into the turquoise avenues of Indonesia’s waters, we came across a few dive spots that will evoke a new sense of adventure in any kind of diver.
We found floors of soft corals and sponges and secret spots ideal for macro lovers. Cruising around Raja Ampat we also came across underwater pinnacles and channels filled with coral gardens.
Whilst exploring the underwater sites of Raja Ampat, we came across one of the best sightings of it all – The Worm!
One of our dive guides started showcasing strange underwater behaviour which did not fit any of the underwater hand signals, divers are accustomed to. This is when The Worm was born and we have been doing it at every dive site we have visited since then. It has become our signature move, expressing the boundless energy we experience being able to explore the hidden pockets of Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
When to do The Worm
It is custom to do The Worm at the end of each dive, on the 3 min safety stop at 5 meters. It’s almost like a little war cry from Meridian Adventure – getting excited to dive all the hidden treasures this location has to offer. Since every dive guide is equipped with GoPros ready to snap all the amazing underwater finds, your Worm is also vital at any characteristic landmark – collecting over 100 of them if you dive with Meridian Adventure and get to experience the various dive sites we have discovered. From sunken planes to underwater forests – you would want to do The Worm and collect them all!
How to do the Worm
Extend your arms and legs and think of doing an underwater Superman!
Bring your arms and knees together to meet right beneath your tummy
Do the Shimmy
Visit us in 2021 to experience over 100 dive sites in Raja Ampat – and start collecting your Worm!