I need to decide this week - which one - any suggestions?
Liveaboard in late April 2009.
Solomons - aboard Spirit of Solomons - 13 days, 12 nights - boat is essentially empty. I've always wanted to go here. The interaction with the locals sounds really interesting.
Raja Ampat/Banda Sea aboard MSV Seahorse - 10 nights, boat is PACKED. I think the reason there are so many people, while similar trips in the areas are empty, is the photo pro (Mark Strickland). I'm a wanna-be photographer so this has some appeal (although a packed boat and all those cameras is a bit disconcerning).
I'd like to go somewhere I've never been. Never been to either of these places - but I have been to Komodo and PNG.
Any suggestions? Words of wisdom?
I'd really appreciate your insights!