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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 …

Unforgettable

The crossing is undoubtedly the most amazing diving trip you could ever do in Asia, and some might argue the world. Where else can you spend sixteen days on a beautiful boat, Mermaid II, diving the most remote and pristine …

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 …

Trip Of A Lifetime

Beautiful reefs and pristine corals, walls covered in fish, blue water mangroves, volcanos surrounded by Chinese Sea Snakes, schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Mobula Rays hunting Anchovies, mating Mandarin Fish, Oceanic Manta Rays getting cleaned, Pygmy Seahorses and other tiny, rare critters …

Ta Ta for Now

It’s that time of year again when we temporarily say good buy to a place that has given us so many incredible moments below the oceans surface and like wise above. The seasons are changing and it’s time move Mermaid …

Whale Watching

The Blue Whale, one of the rarest of all whales and the largest animal ever lived, is probably on top of the bucket list of anyone into whales and dolphins. Safe to say that the highlight of our snorkeling and …