Bio Diversity

Delectable Anemones

  While on our most epic crossing trip, where Mermaid II sails from the notorious Raja Ampat though the Banda Sea and into Flores’s east coast port Maumere, we had some truly awesome encounters. From a small group of very …

The Right Mix

What I like most about our “special trips” is the diversity of dive sites, marine life and land excursions – it’s just a perfect mix. Ten days of diving and over 500 nautical miles later, we can look back to …

Mountains Of Fire

Our usual Raja Ampat route never gets boring but guests as well as dive crew are even more excited for this next trip: diving the so called “Ring Of Fire” means starting off with the best of Raja Ampat via …

Special Finds

Indonesia is home to some of the most unusual and rarest marine creatures on earth, but this doesn’t mean they are always easy to find. Creatures like the much sought yet and seldom seen rhinopias have some of the most …

Epic Eclipse

Diving pristine coral reefs in Raja Ampat, exploring pinnacles and encountering Hammerhead Sharks and a gigantic school of Chevron Barracudas in Halmahera, hunt for critters such as Frogfish and Mandarinfish in Lembeh. Sounds like a dream come true? Let’s top …

The Deep Blue

You never know what you are going to encounter as you embark on a twelve day diving safari through one of the most bio-diverse bodies of water in the planet, which is what Mermaid II just did in the beginning …

Unforgettable

The crossing is undoubtedly the most amazing diving trip you could ever do in Asia, and some might argue the world. Where else can you spend sixteen days on a beautiful boat, Mermaid II, diving the most remote and pristine …

Trip Of A Lifetime

Beautiful reefs and pristine corals, walls covered in fish, blue water mangroves, volcanos surrounded by Chinese Sea Snakes, schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Mobula Rays hunting Anchovies, mating Mandarin Fish, Oceanic Manta Rays getting cleaned, Pygmy Seahorses and other tiny, rare critters …

Biodiversity Special – Highlights, Highlights, Highlights

It is hard to name the absolute highlight of our Biodiversity Special trip from Raja Ampat to Maumere after 14 days of diving. Was it the tiny little Blue Ringed Octopus, size of a hazelnut, which was trying to distract …

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 …