2017’s last trip in West Papua, Indonesia.
Anchovies are still found in great schools around Misool’s sites. It’s surprising for us to be able to encounter such a big number as usually this time of the season they would have already been eaten by predators like Jacks and Mobula rays. One particular dive site named Antichovie has recently been a total blast! Explosions of ﬁsh action, feeding & hunting creating massive ﬁsh balls! If the current is just right the show will continue from the ﬁrst breath to the last minute of the dive. Sometimes there are so many ﬁsh that it is not even possible to see the reef or other divers, without exaggeration…
This is the ﬁrst time Mermaid I has ever experienced such a long Anchovie season and due to so much food in the water Devil rays keep appearing more and more frequent in several other dive sites of Raja Ampat! Is there a better way to ﬁnish off 2017?
Mermaid I wishes you a Happy New Year with tons more ﬁsh to come!
Marcelo Johan Ogata
Trip 23/12/2017 – 01/01/2018