Raja Ampat

Simply The Best

At the beginning of this trip I was almost certain that this week’s article is going to be about our fantastic dive at Karang Bayangan in Misool: at least seven Oceanic Manta Rays kept on circling around us right up …

Up In The Shallows

Manta Rays, Sharks, Sargassum Frogfish, Seahorses and Nudibranchs are all animals we can see whilst diving – and also snorkeling. Who would have thought that staying up in the shallows can be equally enjoyable since the beautiful reef tops of …

Dark Clouds

As we gently drifted around the picturesque Raja seascape where gorgonian sea fans and lush soft coral cover every inch of the terrain the water suddenly went dark as if someone had just flipped a switch. My first thought was …

Icing on the Cake

After another incredible trip though Raja Ampat on Mermaid II filled with breathtaking encounters with mantas, wobbegong, and shoals of colorful reef fish we thought there is no possible way there could be more. We were all wrong. As we …

Invisible Divers

It is probably that time of the year that the conditions are at its very best here in Raja Ampat: crystal clear blue waters make for a great start of the trip down in the Misool Area. On top of …

A World Full Of Colours

Before becoming a diver I always thought the deep blue is a bit frightening – looking from the top all I could see was this endless black water mass below me. Little did I know about the colourful and amazing …

10% Discount for Raja Ampat and Komodo Diving Cruise on Mermaid I & II 2016

10% Discount for Raja Ampat on Mermaid I & II Jan-April 2016 and Komodo June-July 2016 SCUBA Diving Cruises* Check the cruise dates here: Mermaid I Schedule Mermaid II Schedule *valid for new booking only

Night At The Jetty

Whereas most people prefer daytime dives and some are even a little scared of night dives, a lot of marine life can only or at least easier be observed when it’s dark. Our favorite spots to find all the weird …

Expect the Unexpected

It was another unforgettable trip on Mermaid II. As usual we had countless of the Raja staples, lots of manta rays in several different sites, the wobbegongs were abundant and even had several swimming ones, the Raja walking sharks were …

Pygmy Paradise

When divers think about Raja Ampat an abundance of colorful and healthy corals as well as an exceptional variety of marine life, mainly schooling fish and sharks come to their mind. But most of the time forgotten is the fact …