On the early morning, we arrive very close to the Melyssa Garden dive site, whose reputation promises us sump- tuous aquatic settings. Melyssa Garden is one of the many fringing reefs that surround the islands of Raja Ampat. There are hundreds of them, but this one has something exceptional.
The coral cover of this reef is absolutely remarkable for several reasons. Without a doubt it is one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world.
he colonies of acropora as far as the eye can see are in excellent health. To my knowledge, their gigantic size has little equivalent. This spot offers a multitude of shelters for small reef fish that find refuge there. The colors exhibited by the corals are like masterpieces. In front of this fabulous open-air banquet, humpback parrots are having a great time.