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Ladybugs of the Sea

Every body loves lady bugs. Their little red shiny bodies with black spots are like little toys as they scuttle about the garden. As a kid growing up I remember searching through my moms vegetable garden looking for these little …

Third Pinnacle

There is one dive site in the north of Komodo that holds a beautiful secret many liveaboards do not know about. So as to keep this little secret as long as possible I will refrain from disclosing name and location, …

Australia International Dive Show 2015

Mermaid Liveaboards Booth #26 Date                            : 12 – 13 September 2015 Opening hours          : 10.00 am to 18.00 Admission Fee          : Adult Online: AUD 4.00 Onsite: AUD 5.00 FREE Admission     …

Yellow Bargibantis-The Four Leaf Clovers

All seahorses are amazing, but the pigmy seahorse is the real crowd pleaser of the family. it’s insane to think that such an unbelievably small and cute creature could ever exist. There are many many different species of pigmy sea …

Comic Characters

Some of the fish life but especially the critters and creatures sometimes make me smile underwater since they look like they have just escaped a cartoon. It always makes me wonder how nature could come up with such funny looking …

Magicians of the Reef

Cuttlefish of any species shape or size are without a doubt one of the most amazing creatures in the ocean. Their curious nature and acute ability to camouflage and change their bodies texture at a moments notice depending on what …

Shotgun

  The majority of people will associate “Shotgun” with either firearms or the rule of getting the front passenger seat.  But our divers now know that there is more hidden behind this simple word: an adrenaline pumped dive in between …

School Time

Mermaid II’s last trip though Komodo we had a very lucky and mesmerizing encounter with a monumental shoal of fusileers.  There were sharks all around including several large grey reef’s but they were secondary to this every changing mass of …

Snorkeling Fun

Fantastic reefs, black sand and bubbles, drifts and exploring new snorkeling sites is what this whole trip is about. After our first stop in Moyo we head over to Satonda where we get the chance to walk up to the …

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 …