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Snorkeling in Alor

If you are not a scuba diver but you are looking for a place where you can find a huge concentration of fish & corals right from the shallow waters, Alor is a place for you! Many would say Scuba …

Raja Ampat

Last trip of the season in Raja Ampat. Mermaid1 travels again on a wicked cruise around Raja Ampat and its fascinating diving spots. The last full trip covering the incredible scenery from under and above the water of West Papua …

A New Name to the List

The list of marine species documented for the Bird’s Head Seascape, which includes coral, reef fish, as well as sharks & rays, is the largest in the world and the epicenter of marine bio-diversity. This list isn’t complete however, and …

Amongst the Chaos

Amongst the wonderful chaos of the diving that Raja Ampat offers, it can be difficult at times to stop to admire the simple things. And just to clarity what I mean by wonderful chaos, I mean periodic passovers by oceanic …

Ambon – Banda Islands – Raja Ampat

Heading back to Raja Ampat with a mind blowing encounter of marine life and its incredible reefs. Mermaid I started the trip this time from Ambon passing through the Banda Islands and finally reaching beautiful Raja Ampat. 12 days, 35 …

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 …