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Biodiversity Super Special

A 16 day journey. 1200 Nautical miles. One great crossing with extraordinary destinations from Maumere to Raja Ampat through the hottest spots of Alor and Banda Sea. The most anticipated and my favourite trip of the year! Mermaid’s very first …

The Color of Komodo

With the exception of Raja Ampat, I can’t imagine that there are any other dive destinations with as much color as Komodo and the surrounding islands. The reefs and all of it’s lovely inhabitants; from Moyo Island off of Sumbawa, …

Lovely Komodo

Returning to Komodo, after nearly five months on land stretching my legs, was an absolute dream. The reefs were better than I had remembered as they were brimming with life and color. Batu Bolong, one of Komodo’s most popular sites …

The Ring of Fire Continued

800 nautical miles from Ambon back to Maumere through the Banda Sea and Alor, The Ring of Fire continued. Mermaid I returns from another 12 majestic days, days of unique biologically diverse, rich abundant marine life, pristine and untouched reefs, …

Another great week with wonderful marine life

This week in Komodo was particularly memorable down in the south where we had truly epic ‘manta madness’ in Manta Alley. In clear waters our guests were immersed among over 20 mantas swirling around the cleaning station, and in the …

Surreal Place!

This week on Mermaid II we welcomed onboard a dive group from Hawaii who were super excited to immerse themselves in Komodo’s rich waters! At the famous drift dive site ‘Karang Makassar’ we all had a fast ‘flight’ with numerous …

Komodo Diving Cruise

This week on Mermaid II we had a dive charter group of 20 friendly guests from ‘Ocean Geeks’ dive club in the US. They were all armed with an array of underwater cameras, and eager to get out to Komodo …

The Ring of Fire (part 1)

The Hammerhead sharks season is here! One of the most expected trips of the year and yet it was way more than finding walls of Hammerhead sharks! An outstanding adventure from Maumere to Ambon through Alor and the Bandas, The …

Whale Watching

Another successful Whale watching trip From Bali to Maumere through Komodo National park. The Wind has dropped leaving the sea nice n’ flat most of the days with perfect clear condition to Whale watch! A large group of Fruit bats …

Oceanic Surface Waters

Komodo isn’t only a wonderful diving destination, it isn’t all about the World’s largest lizards either. This place actually has something very special, quite large, that not many people expect to find around here. The past 10 days, Mermaid1 has …