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Visa News for Indonesia

Dear friends and colleagues, Please note the following additional information with regards to ports where free visa is available for the listed countries and note that Australians still have to access visa on arrival for USD35 Selected Indonesian Gateways Visa …

July – August 2015 Special Offer!!

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

Exceptionally Excellent Mantas

Manta Alley in south Komodo was more than excellent on our last Mermaid II trip though Komodo. The water was clear and the mantas were EVERYWHERE! On our short dingy ride to the dive site we had already seen five …

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 …

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 …