Bio Diversity

Cloud of Chevrons

Imagine clouds moving in and making the sun disappear – this is pretty much what happened to us on our dive in Pantai Sago in Tifore on our way back from Lembeh to Raja Ampat. But it was not a …

Small Stuff

Only two trips a year take us to the beautiful waters of Lembeh in North Sulawesi, which is famous for its strange critters and creatures. Colorful Nudibranchs, different types of Crabs and Shrimps, Wasp Fish, Sea Moths, Frogfish and Flying …

Maumere-Banda-Raja Ampat Biodiversity Cruise

Where to start when the whole trip is one big highlight? On our crossing trip from Flores to West Papua via the Banda Sea we dive colorful reefs, pinnacles, walls, caves and swim-throughs, mangroves, limestone, volcanoes, hot springs. Fish-wise we …

SHARKS!

This trip started with the famous muck diving of Ambon to finish in Raja Ampat 12 days later.We encountered a lot of Sharks, starting already at the check dive with a couple of Cat Sharks. Other sightings in Ambon included …

GETTING WRECKED!

This was one of our special trips – from Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea to Ambon in the Moluccas. We enjoyed a huge variety of diving, ranging from Mangroves, Reefs, Seamounts, Walls, Volcanos, Muck and even a wreck! Those …

AMAZING WALLS IN BANDA SEA!

Starting in Maumere, Flores, this was the Biodiversity trip through Alor, Banda Sea, Raja Ampat and finally ending up in Sorong, West Papua.Banda Sea is famous for stunning walls in crystal clear waters with visibility often exceeding 40-50 meters. Tons …

CHARMING SNAKES!

Though mainly practised in mainland India, some snake charming skills could come in handy joining Mermaid Liveaboards on one of our Biodiversity Specials. Crossing the Banda Sea, there are a couple of volcanos in the middle of absolutely nowhere, where …

Whaleshark!!

Even though the briefing for this dive was to look out into the blue for pelagics, nobody expected a Whaleshark to show up (not that we had any problem with that, though…). Halfway between Halmahera and South Raja Ampat we …

THOUSANDS of BARRACUDAS!

This trip we went from Raja Ampat all the way through Halmahera to Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, and we dived places not many people will ever get the chance to do. After a great start in Raja Ampat, with …

MANTAS GALORE!

So, back in Raja Ampat after a beautiful crossing from Flores, including Alor, Gunung Api (Snake Volcano), several remote seamounts and the interesting and very picturesque Banda Islands.           We saw Hammerheads, Silky Sharks, Grey Reefs, Eagle Rays and massive schools …