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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 …

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 …