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When to do the Worm


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.


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!


Step 1: Get Excited

When to do the Worm

Step 2: Extend your arms and legs and think of doing an underwater Superman!

When to do the Worm

When to do the Worm

Step 4: Do the Shimmy

When to do the Worm

Step 5: Repeat

Visit Raja Ampat in 2021 to experience over 100 dive sites – and start collecting your Worm!

Article: Elzette Dekker

Images: Joane Esterhuizen

About Organisation:

Situated in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Meridian Adventure Dive is a PADI 5 Star Resort and winner of the PADI Green Star award. Scuba divers enjoy our professional services that have become synonymous with both the PADI and Meridian Adventure names.

The sweeping spine of Indonesia’s archipelago is an underwater treasure trove, and the Raja Ampat Islands are often- overlooked. Raja Ampat is one of Indonesia’s most captivating diving grounds and is truly a paradise on earth.


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