Komodo

Mountains of Fish

When you have a whole collective of fish in tight groupings, they are referred to as schools, or shoals. While these terms may be the scientific description of large aggregations of fish, it doesn’t really do much as far a …

Marine Mammals

Komodo is famous for its biodiversity in marine life, stunning coral reefs, challenging currents and big fish. What we tend to forget though is the fact, that it’s also a very good place for spotting cetaceans – marine mammals like …

The Great White…Manta

There’s a dive site just off the north coast of Sumbawa well known for it’s benthic critters like the wonderpus, ghost pipefish, and and a rainbow of nudies, called Sumbawa Surprise. This week however, the surprise wasn’t the beautiful little …

Wildlife Above, In and Below The Water

No matter if snorkeling or diving, what we all have in common when going on a trip like that, is the love and passion for any kind of wildlife. Indonesia, and in particular the Komodo National Park, is so rich …

Dolphins on the Rock

Dolphins are a regular encounter when you visit Komodo or any of the other islands that Mermaid II visit during our voyage from Bali to Komodo and back, though most of the encounters are had as they ride the bow …

A Day In The Bay

Horsehoe Bay, the bay between the island of Rinca and Nusa Kode, is quite a mystical place. Most of the time, there is no other boats around which turn this bay into such a treat from the sometimes so busy …

Chaos on the Surface

Nusa Kode,one of the southern most bays in Komodo National Park, also known as Horseshoe Bay, put on quite the show for everyone onboard Mermaid II this week. It wasn’t the famous Komodo Dragons either, that are residents to the …

Like In An Aquarium

Diving in Komodo can feel like swimming in a gigantic aquarium with countless numbers and species of fish, calm and clear waters – only difference being that there is no glass windows! Our morning dive at all time favourite “Batu …

Cheeky Butterfly Fish

If you’ve spent any reasonable amount of time underwater in the tropics, whether it be diving or snorkeling, you’ve most likely encountered the alien like cuttlefish. Komodo fore example, has many different species of cuttlefish, from the infamous flamboyant to …

Mental Preparation

Before joining a Mermaid cruise through Komodo, it’s good to do a bit of mental preparation by running some different scenarios though your head. No, I’m not talking about mentally run through all the different underwater emergencies. Mermaid’s safety is …