Komodo

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. …

SPACE INVADERS!

  Everytime we did a nightdive on this trip, there were loads of juvenile octopus around – White Vs, Long-armed, Fuzzy and several ones we couldn’t even identify, looking like they came straight from outer space (check out the picture!!). …

EIGHT SHADES OF GREY!

Though we couldn’t really see fifty, encountering a pack of eight big Grey Reef Sharks was quite an experience. Coming right up to us to check us out, the y didn’t seem scared at all (rather the opposite as a …

OH MY!!!

Yup, that was the collective reaction when, completely unexpected and literally out of the blue, a mighty Mola-Mola showed up at a cleaning station in south Komodo!! We just couldn’t believe our eyes when this shy ceature moved in to …