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Anchovie Run

For several months every year in Raja Ampat, the sun can instantly disappear, turning your tropical day dive into a dusk dive. This rare unusual phenomenon has nothing to do with the weather though, and everything to do with a …

The Flourishing Biodiversity of Raja Ampat.

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 …

There are a Lot of Fish

“Fish soup” is how most divers would have described the abundance of fish life swarming over the reefs in Raja Ampat last week on Mermaid II. If you are a marine biologist, “a healthy biomass” would have most likely been …

A Completely New Raja Surprise

Every season in Raja Ampat I’m totally blown away by what new surprises the region can deliver. First it was the world’s largest stingray, next it was Omura’s whales-the world’s newest classified species of whale-feeding next to Mermaid II, then …

Awe-inspiring Raja Ampat. Another breath taking trip in West Papua nailed.

After a week dealing with supermoon currents the diving conditions have settled again leaving most of the dive sites as easy & mild places to dive! Even flat conditions and less water flow didn’t stop us seeing the amusing amounts …

Eighteen-Hundred Miles Through The Coral Triangle

When you dive through eighteen hundred miles of world’s most bio-diverse waters, an area known to many as the Coral Triangle or the Ring of Fire, you never quite know exactly what your going to see, you just know it’s …

Raja Ampat an Underwater Kingdom of Amazing Biodiversity

Starting a brand new season in Raja Ampat, Mermaid I returns to the land of the 4 Kings. An outstanding amount of plankton in the water carried by super moon currents brought up a spectacular agglomeration of fish. Beautiful wide …

Biodiversity Super Special

A 16 day journey. 1200 Nautical miles. One great crossing with extraordinary destinations from Maumere to Raja Ampat through the hottest spots of Alor and Banda Sea. The most anticipated and my favourite trip of the year! Mermaid’s very first …

The Color of Komodo

With the exception of Raja Ampat, I can’t imagine that there are any other dive destinations with as much color as Komodo and the surrounding islands. The reefs and all of it’s lovely inhabitants; from Moyo Island off of Sumbawa, …

Lovely Komodo

Returning to Komodo, after nearly five months on land stretching my legs, was an absolute dream. The reefs were better than I had remembered as they were brimming with life and color. Batu Bolong, one of Komodo’s most popular sites …