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A Magnificent Journey from Raja Ampat to Ambon Through the Islands of Banda Sea

Mermaid I goes on another biodiversity trip across 500 nautical miles from the heart of Raja Ampat all the way to Ambon considered one of the best macro destinations in Indonesia. In between Raja and Ambon the Banda islands with …

The Shallows

Raja Ampat’s Beauty at Any Depth Would you ever expect to find a huge amount of  marine life combined with incredible healthy coral reefs  just a few feet under the surface? That’s what our happy snorkelers have experienced on the …

Something for Everyone

It’s that time of year again where Mermaid II pulls anchor and embarks on one of it’s famous Biodiversity Specials where we dive our way from Raja Ampat, though the Banda Sea and into Ambon’s critter dense waters. There is …

CHANGOO, an adventurous dive site located East of Kawe island, North of Raja Ampat.

A combination of swimtroughs, sharks, and large schools of fish. When the current is right this place can be superb, schools of Jacks and Barracudas on the very shallows and a   swim-through right at the start of the dive.  A …

Shark Den

Once again I find myself writing about another unique encounter with one of the oceans most amazing creatures, sharks. Since Raja Ampat has become a MPA, (Marine Protected Area) it’s shark numbers have increased significantly and it’s evident in the …

The Return to Raja Ampat from Sulawesi Sea

Mermaid1 returns to Raja Ampat through an unforgettable diving experience across over 500 nautical miles from Lembeh to Halmahera. Starting the trip from the straits of Lembeh where everything was about macro, black volcanic sands, rare nudibranchs, colourful crustaceans, creatures …

Shark Mecca

Years ago, well before Raja Ampat became a marine protected area, it was a mecca for sharks. As a result of the devastating effects of shark finning, the shark population was decimated. Thanks to the protective measures from conservations groups, …

SHAAAAARK!

Recently there has been a considerable amount of action on the surface here in Raja Ampat. In the first month or so of the season we had multiple encounters with the ultra rare Omura’s whale as they demonstrated how to …

Our second Raja Ampat trip of the year.

Starting from Missols with an early dive. From far we could hear a school of Bumpheads feeding on hard corals. The sun rays of an early morning shining over the wall making a beautiful contrast of natural lights over the …

Kawe

Raja Ampat, which translates to The Four Kings in English, is made up four main islands. According to myth, these islands are where four kings ruled after hatching from the eggs of a megapode bird. It is these four islands; …