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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 …

Blue Ringed Beauty

At Blue Magic we encounter some real magic indeed: a gorgeous Blue Ringed Octopus, one of the most venomous sea creatures, is flashing its rings and changing color. The little beauty is not shy at all so that we get …

The Goa Farondi Caves

Raja Ampat literally has it all, big fish, small fish, mangroves, pristine reefs and my new favorite, caves. One of the best sets of caves in Raja and a frequent dive spot for Mermaid II can be found in on …

Fish Fish Fish

Raja Ampat is starting off with absolutely fantastic fish life in our new year 2015! Schooling Barracudas, Sweetlips, Trevallies, Surgeonfish, Bannerfish, Batfish, Triggerfish and Anchovies – it’s hard to focus and enjoy the topography of some of the dives sites …

Maumere-Banda-Raja Ampat Biodiversity Cruise

Where to start when the whole trip is one big highlight? On our crossing trip from Flores to West Papua via the Banda Sea we dive colorful reefs, pinnacles, walls, caves and swim-throughs, mangroves, limestone, volcanoes, hot springs. Fish-wise we …

Mermaid I 2014 Christmas Cruise

Another great trip and the last one for 2014 comes to an end – celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve on board of Mermaid I. Guests as well as crew enjoyed the festive atmosphere, Christmas decoration and wearing Santa hats …

Alor Adventures

Our snorkeling special organized by marine biologist Lee Goldman and marine photo journalist Ethan Daniels took us to some beautiful spots in Alor. Close to the volcano Watu Warawutun we were lucky enough to spot two blue whales right next …

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 …