Located in southern Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Misool is about a four hour speed boat journey from the busy port of Sorong. Beehive shaped limestone islands litter a highly productive seascape. This area is where the Pacific Ocean meets the Indian Ocean, creating a mixing bowl of marine biodiversity.Fortunately much of this pristine seascape is encompassed by a patrolled 1220 sq km no-take zone, established by the tireless efforts of the founders of the Misool Eco Resort and Conservation Centre, Andy and Marit Miners. The resort is located on the idyllic island of Batbitim and was built by hand solely from reclaimed wood from the local area, so not a single tree was cut down to build it. The result is simply stunning. The site of the resort was an ex shark finning camp, and when Andy first landed on the island the beach was strewn with finned shark carcasses. The fins would have been sold on to buyers for the Shark Fin Soup Trade. The idea for the resort was conceived when it became apparent that funding was required to achieve the main goal of a conservation centre in order to foster research, education and the protection of south-east Misool.