Bio Diversity

Ambon – Banda Islands – Raja Ampat

Heading back to Raja Ampat with a mind blowing encounter of marine life and its incredible reefs. Mermaid I started the trip this time from Ambon passing through the Banda Islands and finally reaching beautiful Raja Ampat. 12 days, 35 …

A Magnificent Journey from Raja Ampat to Ambon Through the Islands of Banda Sea

Mermaid I goes on another biodiversity trip across 500 nautical miles from the heart of Raja Ampat all the way to Ambon considered one of the best macro destinations in Indonesia. In between Raja and Ambon the Banda islands with …

Something for Everyone

It’s that time of year again where Mermaid II pulls anchor and embarks on one of it’s famous Biodiversity Specials where we dive our way from Raja Ampat, though the Banda Sea and into Ambon’s critter dense waters. There is …

The Return to Raja Ampat from Sulawesi Sea

Mermaid1 returns to Raja Ampat through an unforgettable diving experience across over 500 nautical miles from Lembeh to Halmahera. Starting the trip from the straits of Lembeh where everything was about macro, black volcanic sands, rare nudibranchs, colourful crustaceans, creatures …

Raja Ampat – Halmahera – Lembeh Straits

Mermaid1 goes to an extraordinary journey from Raja Ampat all the way to Lembeh Straits with an outstanding Barracuda stopover in Halmahera! Oceanic Manta rays, schools of Jacks and Barracudas showing off right at the first dive! A great start …

Where to Start…

Where to start, where to start, where to start. It’s difficult to write a concise summation of a sixteen day diving trip through the worlds richest oceans where every location holds unbelievable encounters. Do I start with the rich marine …

Surprises In the Sea

From East Flores to West Papua, 16 days diving walls, reefs, slopes, pinnacles and crossing four different seas – that’s what the crossing trip is all about. From the tiniest Pygmy Seahorses to giant majestic Oceanic Manta Rays, Chinese Sea …

A Hammertime, A Hammertrip

It is our second trip crossing the Banda Sea and reverse route from Ambon to Maumere in East Flores. Expectations are high since conditions were beyond perfect on our last trip: flat calm seas plus perfect weather, stunning visibility, lots …

Diving At The Ring Of Fire

Eastern Indonesia and the area between Bali to Papua is also know as “The Ring of Fire”. Famous for lots of volcanic activities which have created some unique underwater seascapes and inhabiting marine life. The Banda Sea is famous for …

From Sea Snakes And Scorpionfish

From Raja Ampat in West Papua to Maumere in East Flores: over 14 days of diving, over 1,000 nautical miles, 5 different seas. Those are just technicalities about our “Biodiversity Special” or  “Crossing Trip” but what does the reality behind …