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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 …

Frogfish Family

Frogfish are the absolute masters of camouflage and this trip we have been lucky enough to find a whole “family”. Although this trip was mainly dedicated to the whale and dolphin fans, the macro lovers would not have been disappointed. …

SPACE INVADERS!

  Everytime we did a nightdive on this trip, there were loads of juvenile octopus around – White Vs, Long-armed, Fuzzy and several ones we couldn’t even identify, looking like they came straight from outer space (check out the picture!!). …

EIGHT SHADES OF GREY!

Though we couldn’t really see fifty, encountering a pack of eight big Grey Reef Sharks was quite an experience. Coming right up to us to check us out, the y didn’t seem scared at all (rather the opposite as a …