Komodo

Fish Soup

This is not about culinary preferences or delicacies from the ocean. This is about swimming in massive schools of fish as if you would be right in the middle of a fish bowl! And our dive at Castle Rock this …

Yellow Bargibantis-The Four Leaf Clovers

All seahorses are amazing, but the pigmy seahorse is the real crowd pleaser of the family. it’s insane to think that such an unbelievably small and cute creature could ever exist. There are many many different species of pigmy sea …

Comic Characters

Some of the fish life but especially the critters and creatures sometimes make me smile underwater since they look like they have just escaped a cartoon. It always makes me wonder how nature could come up with such funny looking …

Magicians of the Reef

Cuttlefish of any species shape or size are without a doubt one of the most amazing creatures in the ocean. Their curious nature and acute ability to camouflage and change their bodies texture at a moments notice depending on what …

Shotgun

  The majority of people will associate “Shotgun” with either firearms or the rule of getting the front passenger seat.  But our divers now know that there is more hidden behind this simple word: an adrenaline pumped dive in between …

School Time

Mermaid II’s last trip though Komodo we had a very lucky and mesmerizing encounter with a monumental shoal of fusileers.  There were sharks all around including several large grey reef’s but they were secondary to this every changing mass of …

Snorkeling Fun

Fantastic reefs, black sand and bubbles, drifts and exploring new snorkeling sites is what this whole trip is about. After our first stop in Moyo we head over to Satonda where we get the chance to walk up to the …

Exceptionally Excellent Mantas

Manta Alley in south Komodo was more than excellent on our last Mermaid II trip though Komodo. The water was clear and the mantas were EVERYWHERE! On our short dingy ride to the dive site we had already seen five …

Dolphin Dream

It is our last trip of the Komodo season and on our last dive for 2014 at Crystal Rock, a dream comes true: two dolphins pay us a brief visit to say “bye bye”! Another fantastic dive at Castle Rock …

Frogfish Family

Frogfish are the absolute masters of camouflage and this trip we have been lucky enough to find a whole “family”. Although this trip was mainly dedicated to the whale and dolphin fans, the macro lovers would not have been disappointed. …