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Biodiversity Special – Highlights, Highlights, Highlights

It is hard to name the absolute highlight of our Biodiversity Special trip from Raja Ampat to Maumere after 14 days of diving. Was it the tiny little Blue Ringed Octopus, size of a hazelnut, which was trying to distract …

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 …

May – July Special Offer

Get 10% discount* for the last spaces available on Mermaid I & II for Komodo Diving Cruises on May – July 2015. *Valid for new booking only    

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 …

Wonderful Wayag

Raja Ampat is not just beautiful underwater – especially the panorama in the northernmost part at “Wayag” can be as spectacular as the dives. Small groups of uninhabited islands, steep limestone cliffs and picturesque lagoons attract mostly divers during their …

Sharkmania

When people hear the word “shark” they usually get scared, thinking about aggressive predators with countless teeth.  Luckily, divers are not like usual people – when we think about sharks or even better, get to see them underwater, it is …

Cloud of Chevrons

Imagine clouds moving in and making the sun disappear – this is pretty much what happened to us on our dive in Pantai Sago in Tifore on our way back from Lembeh to Raja Ampat. But it was not a …

Small Stuff

Only two trips a year take us to the beautiful waters of Lembeh in North Sulawesi, which is famous for its strange critters and creatures. Colorful Nudibranchs, different types of Crabs and Shrimps, Wasp Fish, Sea Moths, Frogfish and Flying …

The Awkward Wobbegongs

It’s hard to pick a ‘favorite moment’ to write about from this last Mermaid II trip in Raja Ampat. Was it the night dive with the two pink harlequin shrimp with the reef manta passing overhead, the abundant mantas feeding …