I was diving with Shakti in December 2014 and I had really high expectations as I have heard so much about Raja Ampat before and was really excited to see for myself if all those things were true. And I have to say: it exceeded my expectations in such a great magnitude! The trip was absolutely spectacular! The boat with it's beautiful flair was magical, they moved us during night times as well (absolutely unnoticed of course) so you would wake up to watch the sunrise in a completely new anchorage in a safe bay surrounded by small islands and eagles roaring in the sky! The diving was pristine; the guides, indonesian and english professionals, knew exactly where to go to spot the goodies. There are so many things that would have slipped my sight if they didn't draw the attention to it in such a nice way. They checked the diving spots before dropping us to make sure conditions were perfect. They kept the group together and entertained under the water as well as above the water with their spectacular stories and in depth knowledge about fish and the area. Also little dingy tours run be them gave them another chance to give further insights on how Raja Ampat emerged and what is special about their flora and fauna. Another thing that is always really important: The food! I was worried this might be a problem as I really enjoy good and healthy food but once again I was swept off my feet. They offered fruit at all times, dishes full of vegtables, fish, meat and vegetarian versions. A mix of indonesian and western cuisine made it a bliss for everyone. Tracking activities, stand up paddleing and the dingy tours offered a great mix of activities next to the already spectacular diving and snorkelling. There is not one bad thing I could say about this trip, the boat the kindest crew and the greatest guides (and the banana cake - oh my!). I can recommend a trip on Shakti to anyone who is interested in visiting Raja Ampat. Our trip consisted of all age groups and not a single one was disappointed. 5 out of 5 stars.