Book: The Raja Ampat through the lens of

We believe that one of the most effective ways to protect an area is to expose that area in such a way that the world will know about it and why we need to protect it!

Papua Diving has iinvited some of the many professional photographers they have had the pleasure in guiding over the years, to show the Raja Ampat through their eyes/lens, offering them as individual or as photographic team each a chapter in the book.

Each collaborative photographer immediately supported the project and shared their pictures and texts without any compensation other than the Raja Ampat is worth protecting!

The result is a hard cover book with 288 pages of spectacular imagery, depicting the Realm of the Four Kings in spectacular colour, both above and below the water. Chapters include written impressions as well as large colour galleries of the photographers.

The introductory chapters are by scientist Gerry Allen, marine scientist Mark Erdmann working for Conservation International, pioneer Max Ammer co-founder P.T. Papua Diving and director RARCC.

The success of the book is thanks to the photographers, Burt Jones, Claudia Pellarini-Joubert, David Doubilet, Denise Nielsen Tackett, Dos Winkel, Gerry Allen, Jennifer Hayes, Larry Tackett, Leon Joubert, Mark Strickland, Maurine Shimlock, Paul Munzinger, Roger Steen, Stephen Wong, Takako Uno, Tim Laman, and Thomas Haider, by the scientists Gerry Allen and Mark Erdmann, and by pioneer Max Ammer.

Pilot Goggles

Many US Army Air Service pilots were reporting that the glare from the sun was given them headaches and altitude sickness when new airplanes allowed people to fly higher and further in the 1930s. In reaction, the US Army Air Corps Lieutenant General John MacCready asked Bausch & Lomb to create aviation sunglasses that would reduce headaches and nausea experienced by pilots. In 1937 the Aviator with a metal frame and green lenses was born.

The aim of Pilot goggles is by re-assembling and selling Aviator sunglasses from Bausch & Lomb used by American pilots during the Second World War, an income stream is generated. The revenues of this project will be used for funding the other projects of the RARCC.

As only the frames and some small parts are in the possession of the RARCC, the other parts need to be produced as original. Parts that are being made as original are cushions, glasses, straps, and screws. After producing the parts as original, the pilot goggles will be re-assembled and stored in copies of original boxes.

Visit our special ‘Pilot goggles’ website on: www.icon-goggles.com

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As you have noticed we have many plans for the future and can use any support you can offer. From a donation to our bank account, to donating spare tools, to sending an encouraging email, sharing is caring. When you get involved we can continue the work we are doing, and with your help we can go beyond what we thought possible. When you are interested in supporting a single project, please feel free to mention this. We then will use your donation for that specific project.

To make it more comfortable for you to make a donation we are a, under Dutch Law registered, PBO (Public Benefit Organization) creating the possibility of making your donation tax deductible, for members of the EU.

If money is not the donation that you want to make, then please contact us so we can figure out together how we can make use of your donation.

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