All levels

Pelagic & Critters

Mar-Oct

Indonesia

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Mermaid I - Indonesia

The smaller sister ship to Mermaid II.

The Mermaid 1 offers 9 night trips around the Bali and Komodo area. The diving in this region is very diverse. You can encounter some great animals from the smallest seahorses to the giant Sunfish.

The MV Mermaid I is the smaller sister ship to Mermaid II, she is a double steel engine motor yacht comfortably accommodating 15 guests around Indonesia to the Bali, Komodo and Raja Ampat areas. Offering 10 day and 9 night itineraries you will get to experience many dive sites and an array of marine life from sunfish to dog tooth tuna. This 28 metre boat has 8 crew members aboard who are experienced, friendly and there to help you with any questions or queries you may have whilst aboard MV Mermaid I.

The 15 guests are accommodated in 4 deluxe cabins, 2 standard cabins, 1 master and 1 single cabin, all with air conditioning, flat screen TV, DVD player, bathrobes, towels and toiletries. All cabins come with double or twin beds apart from the master cabin that has a king size bed and the single cabin with a single bed. The 2 standard cabins are located below deck with all other cabins on the main deck.

The huge purpose built dive deck and wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers are enough to entice any diver to the Mermaid I. There are 6 camera rinse tanks and individual boxes available making sure your valuable equipment is securely looked after. There are 2 outside decks to relax on, one shaded with a seating area and the other equipped with parasols and cushioned sun beds making it the perfect place to take in the oceanic views. The Sawasdee restaurant is located on the upper deck where Asian and European buffet style meals are served every day with the large windows allowing you to enjoy the views. The salon is a great place to relax after a long day’s diving whether you want to watch a film, listen to music or make full use of the marine life books they have aboard.

Master Stateroom

There is one Master Stateroom aboard the MV Mermaid I which has a king size bed and panoramic sea view windows. Bathrobes, toiletries and fluffy towels are also provided.

  • King size bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Flatscreen TV and DVD player
  • Refrigerator

Single Cabin

There is one single cabin aboard the MV Mermaid I which has panoramic sea view windows and a refrigerator. Bathrobes, toitletries and fluffy towels are also provided.

  • Single bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV and DVD player

Double & Twin Cabins

There are 4 Deluxe cabins, either double or twin, aboard the MV Mermaid I. These cabins have a refrigerator and panoramic sea view windows. Bathrobes, toiletries and fluffy towels are provided.

  • Doube or twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV and DVD player

Budget Cabin

There are 2 budget cabins, either double or twin, aboard the MV Mermaid I. These cabins are located below deck and have refrigerators. Bathrobes, toiletries and fluffy towels are also provided.

  • Double or twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV and DVD player

Route Options

The 10 day and 9 night itinerary will take you to the best dive sites around the Komodo National Park and Bali. Departing from Benoa Harbour, the Mermaid I will cruise to Moyo, Satonda, Sangeang, Gili Bantra, Komodo and Rinja before heading back to Benoa Harbour. During your trip an array of marine life will be spotted including banner fish, eels, red tooth trigger and many more.

Bali - Komodo - Bali - 10 Days/9 Nights

Day 1

Check-in aboard the MV Mermaid I between 14:00 and 16:00 in Benoa Harbour Bali. After the safety briefing, the crew will set the equipment up and you can settle into your cabin. Dinner will be served at approximately 19:00 as you cruise into the sunset on the overnight journey to Moyo Island, North West Sumbawa.

Day 2

Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Here you will see massive elephant ear, barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish, red tooth triggers, frog fish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper and dog tooth tuna. A visit to the local village is followed by lunch aboard then a 2 hour crossing to Satonda Island where a macro dive will take place. This is followed by a night dive and dinner then an overnight cruise to Sangeang Volcano, off the north coast of Sumbawa.

Day 3

Dives will take place at the Nusa Tenggara region for sightings of rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels and underwater hot springs that support the unique marine life. You will spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano with a night dive here too or maybe the captain will head over to Gili Banta for the chance to see coral cat shark.

Day 4

The day starts at Gili Banta, famous for its sharks and pelagic fish. If the tide is right you will look for grey reef sharks and dolphins at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics and mantas followed by a dive at Crystal Rock where you will see soft corals, sharks, turtles, giant maori wrasse and eagle rays. The night dive is at Pink Beach which is near the entrance to the Komodo National Park and you will see spectacular colours, frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers and many more.

Day 5

The day starts with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons followed by a cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. Next stop is Horseshoe Bay at Rinja Island which is one of the top 10 dive sites in the world and a diver’s paradise. Diving at the world famous site Cannibal Rock where you will see rare nudibrancs, frogfish, spectacular corals, sponges, ascidians, huge black coral bushes, turtles, cuttlefish and reef fish is on the cards for the day. You might have the chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay on one of your dives. A night dive is done at one of the many diving spots followed by an overnight stay in the peaceful bay.

Day 6

More world class dives take place as you relax in Horseshoe Bay at Rinja Island, the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely stunning covered with enormous yellow soft corals with Nusa Kode offering walls, critter and white tip reef shark sightings. Torpedo Alley is famous for its electric rays and one of the best night dives you will do for sightings of critter fanciers.

Day 7

You will head over to Manta Alley to watch them feed, play and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations. In the afternoon you can check out more big fish with dives at Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil or Current City at Batu Bolong. Many night dives are done around Gili Darat as it is great for sleeping turtles, colourful reef, stonefish and Spanish dancers due to the ocean being very calm.

Day 8

The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is amazing, you will do 2 to 3 dives in clear blue waters then head off for a night dive at either Gili Banta or maybe Batu Putih in Sumbawa. An overnight crossing will take you back to Satonda and Sumbawa.

Day 9

You will enjoy two dives at Satonda and Moyo Islands for another chance to see ghost pipe fish, ribbon eels, turtle and cuttlefish. The crew will wash your equipment whilst you relax before dinner. An overnight cruise back to Benoa in the south of Bali.

Day 10

After breakfast the crew transfers you ashore at 9am to continue your holiday or for your flight home.

You can expect great shark action and other large pelagics as well as great macro life and healthy reefs at Raja Ampat!

The Mermaid I and II offer a 10 day and 9 night itinerary departing from Sorong taking you to some of the best dive sites around Raja Ampat. The Misool area has hundreds of dive sites and this will be your paradise for the next few days. You will visit Sagof Island, Pele Island, Wagma and Farondi Islands as well as Wailbatan and Warakaret Islands. Soft corals, pygmy seahorses, pinnacles, blue water mangroves and many more will be seen around these islands. The Strait of Dampier are also well known for the amount of schooling fish.

M/V Mermaid I is a 28 metre, double engine steel motor yacht. She comfortably holds 15 guests in 8 ensuite cabins. The huge purpose built dive deck and wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers are a diver’s dream. 6 camera rinse tanks mean your valuable equipment is well looked after. M/V Mermaid II is a 32 metre yacht and easily accommodates 16 guests in 9 cabins, all of which except for one are ensuite. There is a wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers. The dive deck is huge with plenty of room to gear up, individual boxes for your dive gear, camera table and loads of rinse tanks.

Dive at amazing reefs and biodiversity.

Below is a sample itinerary: Day 1: Check-in on board MV Mermaid I. Guests are required to arrive the day prior – 2 dives will be held this day – 1 at the fabulous critter sanctuary provided by the pier and another super reef dive just a few hours from Maumere. Cruise overnight to Kawula 100nm. Day 2: Dive Cape Bacatan and the bay of Lewaling at the island of Kawula. 3 daylight dives along walls and ledges covered in sea fans and soft corals – chance for pygmy seahorse and critters here as well. Cape Bacatan is a good place to spot whitetips, blacktips, occasional grey reef sharks. Also a popular spot for eagle rays, napoleon wrasse, loads of schooling fish. A great muck night dive will be done in front of a traditional fishing village. Cruise overnight to Alor 70nm.. Day 3: Alor is one of the old time favorites dive spots for those people coming to dive in Indonesia year after year due to its variety of dive sites. Healthy reefs, pinnacles, walls, great muck dives, cold water, warm water, strong currents and protected areas. Alor has it all. Cruise overnight to Wetar 95nm Day 4: In Wetar we will do 4 dives, in the small island of Reong, and in Cape Nunukae. Pulau Reong is a small island on the northwest coast of Wetar and separated by a small channel only 700 meters wide. More walls, like many of the dive sites in the Band Sea, covered in small soft colors but of a great variety of colors and zillions of triggerfish of every species. Cape Nunukae, about 6 nm southwest of Pulau Reong, is a large ridge with slopes on both sides and covered with a hard coral reef on the shallow area of the ridge, and soft corals on the slopes in the deeper areas. Strong currents can be had at the end of the ridge, where large aggregations of schooling fish can be found. Cruise overnight a few hours to Gunung Api 75nm. Day 5: Gunung Api – during October and November we have the chance to see the schooling hammerheads this area is becoming famous for. Gunung Api is already a rare and unusual dive site consisting mainly of sea snakes – mostly Chinese green snakes with a few banded sea snakes as well. No need to be scared but be prepared to have some awesome dives !!! Overnight to Damar 110nm. Day 6: Today we dive several small islands – Neus Leur, Terbang Seletan, Terbang Utara and Damar. The island of Damar and its 3 surrounding small islands have spectacular diving. Like many dives in the Banda Sea there is crystal clear water and beautiful walls covered in massive sponges and beautiful soft corals. Cruise a few hours to Nila 54 nm. Day 7: Surrounding the island of Nila there are 2 atolls, Dusborg and Nil Desperandum. It’s at these 2 atolls where there is a good chance of seeing hammerhead sharks – even without – the reefs are fabulous, healthy walls and 50+ metre visibility. Cruise overnight to Gili Manuk 70nm Day 8: Manuk – Snake Volcano – sometimes more snakes than Gunung Api (still no need to be afraid !) The site also offers a black sand reef dive with loads of fish and pretty hard corals. If sharks were delighting all at Nila there is a chance to stay there this day instead – making 3 dives then travelling through to the Bandas. Day 9/10: Banda Islands today ! Walls, swimthroughs, sponges and sea fans – good diving and great for wide angle. Several sites have swimthroughs large enough for several people to go through at the same time and is especially nice for wide angle and covered in soft corals. Sites in the Bandas drop down thousands of metres offering spectacular walls and stunning reef tops – visibility usually 40-50+ metres. The night dive is at the pier in front of an hotel ! Black sand and volcanic rock with an unusual amount of large and not shy mandarin fish – also great for critters and one for the nudibranc fans. The next day as well as 3 more great dives – we will go on land for an excursion on the island of Banda Neira visiting the local museum, Dutch fort, nutmeg plantation, local market and small but very old Chinese temple. We have breakfast at the nutmeg plantation ! Cruise overnight to Nusa Laut 75nm or Ambon 110nm. Day 11: Today we either do 2 dives at Nusa Laut – healthy reefs, chance for dugong…or onto Ambon for some fabulous muck dives with critters galore – this area is known for many rare and unusual species including the psychedelic frogfish and Ambon scorpion fish Day 12: Disembark 08:00am in Ambon or Maumere if doing the trip in reverse leg of the amazing adventure for morning or afternoon flights to your next destination

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2008
Guest Numbers 15
Length & Width 28 meters long and a 7 meter beam
Speed 9.5 knots
Engines Hino 2 x 450 HP
Generators Hino 2 x 100 kw
Number of Cabins 4 deluxe cabins, 2 standard cabins, 1 master and 1 single cabin, all with air conditioning
Communication & Navigation Systems VHF & SSB radio, global positioning system (GPS), radar, echo sounder, sonic altimeter and a mobile telephone
Salon & Dining Area Large dining area with tables and chairs
Entertainment TV/DVD, music center and a library with a full selection of books
Emergency Equipment D.A.N oxygen/ Medic First Aid Kit
Air Compressors Compressor bauer 3 x 200 min
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment rental available onboard - please see price list below
Dive Deck Large dive deck with individual boxes and plenty camera rinse tanks
Equipment Rental The equipment rental prices listed above are per person per day and will be paid directly by you on board
Full equipment USD25
Mask, Fins & Snorkel USD10
Wetsuits USD15
BCD USD14
Regulator USD10

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Marcelina

Friday, 06 December 2013

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

Lured by the promise of world-class reefs and adrenaline-fueled shark encounters Marcelina Jesus ventures to the wild islands of Fiji.

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

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Nudi Falls

Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

This is a beautiful mini wall that gives way to a sand and rubble slope. This site is well known for it's variety of nudibranchs, comet fish and pygmy seahorses.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Wreck Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 28m

Barracuda Point

Manado, Indonesia

Yes- the name says it all - barracuda, and if they're there, a lot of them (sometimes 100+)! Not only barracuda but big tuna and jacks too. However they're not always around and this reef isn't the most spectacular. The wall/slope has not much to offer but dead coral and sand. It's definitely not a spot for beginners as there can be strong currents, both upwards and downward! That's why Barracuda's like it so much here! We think this site is worth the risk of one dive during your stay, on the hope of seeing a big school.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Cannibal Rock

Komodo & Lesser Sunda, Indonesia

The Cannibal Rock has marginal visibility, but more than makes up for it in terms of density of life. This small seamount rises to within a few feet of the surface, and it is easy to circumnavigate in a single dive. Sea apples and other varieties of the sea cucumber family are especially abundant here, as are nudibranchs, puffer fish, octopus, and all weird and wonderful manner of blennies.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Manta Alley

Bali, Indonesia

At Manta Alley the water clarity can sometimes be only about 40 feet, but the plankton that steps on visibility also consistently attracts manta rays to this site. Here divers can see manta rays cruising the shallows along the sloping face of the reef, and with a bit of luck and a careful approach they could get fairly close.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Crystal Rock

Komodo & Lesser Sunda, Indonesia

Crystal Rock is a large seamount that barely breaks the surface, but below is very rich in marine life, particularly lionfish, anthias, coral grouper, and butterfly fish. Some of the current underwater is swift, but nothing that divers cannot swim against and the rich wide-angle potential of the colourful filter feeders make it worthwhile.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 23

Gili Lawaw Darat

Komodo & Lesser Sunda, Indonesia

This site is also known as the Pygmy Paradise and the Flamenco Reef and it offers divers the opportunity to see a variety of Spanish dancer nudibranchs and pygmy seahorses.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Gili Banta

Komodo & Lesser Sunda, Indonesia

This site offers divers the opportunity to encounter an incredible amount of healthy hard corals at the entry point, which is at the northern tip of the headland. Excellent site to find frogfish on the sponges off the reef slope, as well as many varieties of nudibranchs, flatworms, numerous shrimps and other critters.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Lighthouse Reef

Komodo & Lesser Sunda, Indonesia

The northeast tip of Gililawa Laut is forever a great site to dive if you are into fish but not corals. On the corner of the reef sits rests a very large rock, behind which a drop off covered with boulders many holes in between is found. Excellent grouper country and if divers are there at the right time, especially in October and November, will see many groupers aggregate to spawn; then there are many golden trevallies, snappers and sometimes huge napoleon wrasses. The best time to dive this site is in slight current before or after slack-tide.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Pink Beach

Komodo & Lesser Sunda, Indonesia

This is the most frequently visited site in theKomodo National Park. Snorkeling is excellent from the beach and there is an amazing dive site in a small area around a rock that breaks the surface only at low tide. There as a great variety of marine life here with a good selection of critters such as leaf scorpionfish, blueribbon eels, crocodile fishes, nudibranchs and more. This site is also excellent for night dives.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Three Sisters

Komodo & Lesser Sunda, Indonesia

Three Sisters are three quite large flooded pinnacles within easy swimming distance of each other at about 10 meters apart. They are about five meters below the surface, making them a bit hard to find, and bottoms out at about maximum 30 meters onto rubble and sand. The rocks run to the East in line at about 100 meters from a small reef that sticks out on the Eastern side of an island. It is not too affected by current and can usually be dived. The walls of the pinnacles are covered in soft corals, Tubastrea, and Crinoids. The tops of the pinnacles offer stunning hard and soft coral gardens.

Three Sisters dive site in the Komodo Islands seems to be pure with an incredible coral cover and a great fish life.

The three sisters are 3 big rocks on a 30 m deep sandy bottom. The top part of the rocks is about 3 m deep, perfect to finish the dive in the shallow water.

On this dive site you can find many species of nudibranchs. In the blue, pellagic fishes swim around and whitetip sharks are often on the deeper part of the site.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Manta Sandy

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Manta Sandy also known as Manta Mantra is one of the signature dive sites in Raja Ampat located at the far end of Mansour Island. As the name implies the sandy bottom is a great place to watch these magnificent underwater creatures. The cleaning station is only 12 metres away and here you can watch the mantas being cleaned with some staying as long as 10 minutes.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Whale Rock

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

The rocky islet has a distinctive whale shape when it is viewed from the south, hence the name. Due to the exposed position of the island, most dives here are drift dives, and it will be enjoyable for divers to drift along the gently sloping reef beautifully encrusted with corals and sponges.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Boo Windows

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

The dive site showcases large underwater windows that rest just below the surface. Aside from this, the site is dripping with soft corals and schooling fish.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Mioskon

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Schools of Yellow Snapper, Napoleon Wrasse, big groupers and many Wobbegong sharks can be found in Mioskon. Pigmy seahorses, different species of nudibranch can be seen as well.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Sardine Reef

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Soft coral, gorgonian fans, black coral bushes and slopes of coral heads populate the whole Sardine Reef area. Large schools of fusiliers, sardines, damsels, banner fish, butterfly fish, sweetlips and snappers frequent the site, picking tasty morsels out of the current. Triggerfish and predators such as barracuda, Spanish mackerel, Jacks and giant trevallies can be seen as well. At the top of the food-chain, black tipped reef sharks, white tipped reef sharks and even grey reef sharks usually cruise the surroundings.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Blue Magic

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

One of the most popular sites in northern Raja Ampat. Almost anything can be seen from mantas, sharks and tuna to massive schools of jacks and barracuda. Along the slopes and onto the reef top are a variety of fans, sponges and soft and hard corals.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Friwinbonda

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

The fans are home to many smaller marine life including pygmy seahorses, which are easily spotted hiding amongst the fans. Divers can also spot shrimp, gobies, and blennies darting amongst the coral. The large and beautiful fans make it a great spot for underwater photography and divers can get excellent pictures of lionfish hunting glassfish or great shots of different types of butterflyfish. Photographers will also get excellent macro shots of the shrimps, crabs, and pipefish that live amongst the sea fans. Some divers may also meet reef sharks, batfish, barracuda, jack fish, and tuna.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Batu Lima

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

While following this slope you will be amazed at the scores of Fusiliers, Triggerfish, Unicorn Fish and Black Tip Reef Sharks frequenting this astonishing site. As you ascend at the end of your dive, you may encounter countless hunting Trevallies in the shallows, and as one goes through the canyons that separate these rocks, Nudibranches and Flatworms that make their home among the vast array of colorful coral on the sides of these rocks can be seen.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Cape Kri

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

At the Northeast point of Kri island the currents sweep into a channel between Kri and the small island of Koh. At this point beneath waters churning in the current, huge schools of Big-eye trevallies, Barracudas and Snappers can be seen hanging over the drop-off. At the base of the reef an ancient snagged anchor rests next to a bommie with a dense school of Banded sweetlips. A large shallow coral garden crowns the reef top with blacktip reef sharks patrolling amongst the overlapping maze of hard corals with feeding hawksbill turtles. Car-sized Queensland groupers down to the diminutive ever-present pygmy seahorse can be seen on this phenomenal dive site.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Chicken Reef

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

It is a reef with various soft and hard corals and some rock formations. The reef has an enormous number of magnificent reef fish. Some of the life here includes table corals, black staghorn corals, feather corals, angelfish, clown triggerfish, butterflyfish, trevallies, surgeonfish, and red-margin shrimpgobies.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Cape Mansuar

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

A more suddenly dropping reef than Cape Kri, but the marine life here is excellent with an abundance of species.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Farondi Wall

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

With a tunnel that is inhabited by midnight snapper and shy Indonesian sweetlips. The 20 metre long tunnel is framed with sponges and soft corals. Look in black coral bushes for ornate ghost pipefish. Further along the wall huge gorgonian seafans are home to many pygmy seahorses. There are more than one variety here including Hippocampus Bargibanti which is commonly pink/white and bobbly plus Hippocampus Denise which is slightly smaller and often more orange in colour. Large schools of fish cover the wall including fusilier and surgeon fish, damsels and anthias.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Arborek Jetty

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

While down in the coral rubble on the slope around the jetties you will find jawfish, pipefish and other critters. Further down are several bommies which are home to some schooling sweetlips and numerous critters.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Melissa's Garden

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

The dive site features an oval-shaped reef with a flat top where extended areas of coral gardens impress divers with their intense colors and beautiful forms. Bright soft-coral outcrops, sponges, and masses of crinoids are densely scattered between impressive hard-coral formations, where a large array of small marine creatures found their shelters.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Torpedo Alley

Komodo & Lesser Sunda, Indonesia

In Nusa Kode, the dark sandy slope is littered with torpedo rays which give the site its name. Pygmy seahorses can be spotted in the gorgonian fans in deeper water and many nudibranchs and crustaceans are found all over the sloping reef.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
2 Jun 2019
11 Jun 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3417
2 Jun 2019
11 Jun 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3067
2 Jun 2019
11 Jun 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3417
2 Jun 2019
11 Jun 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
12 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
12 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3417
12 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3067
12 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3417
23 Jun 2019
2 Jul 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3417
23 Jun 2019
2 Jul 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3417
23 Jun 2019
2 Jul 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3067
23 Jun 2019
2 Jul 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
3 Jul 2019
12 Jul 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
14 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
14 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3067
14 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3417
14 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3417
24 Jul 2019
2 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3417
24 Jul 2019
2 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3417
24 Jul 2019
2 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3067
24 Jul 2019
2 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
3 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
3 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3067
3 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3417
3 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3417
13 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3417
13 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3067
13 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3417
13 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
23 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
23 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3067
23 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3417
23 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3417
2 Sep 2019
11 Sep 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
12 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £2716
12 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3417
12 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3067
12 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3417
22 Sep 2019
2 Oct 2019
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Single Cabin £4469
22 Sep 2019
2 Oct 2019
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Double & Twin Cabins £4118
22 Sep 2019
2 Oct 2019
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Master Stateroom £4469
22 Sep 2019
2 Oct 2019
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Budget Cabin £3768
4 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Budget Cabin £3768
4 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Master Stateroom £4469
4 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Double & Twin Cabins £4118
4 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Single Cabin £4469
16 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
9 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Budget Cabin £2716
23 Nov 2019
2 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3154
23 Nov 2019
2 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £3855
23 Nov 2019
2 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3505
23 Nov 2019
2 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £3855
3 Dec 2019
12 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £3855
3 Dec 2019
12 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3505
3 Dec 2019
12 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £3855
3 Dec 2019
12 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3154
13 Dec 2019
22 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3154
13 Dec 2019
22 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £3855
13 Dec 2019
22 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3505
13 Dec 2019
22 Dec 2019
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £3855
23 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £3855
23 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3505
23 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £3855
23 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3154
2 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3592
2 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4293
2 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3943
2 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4293
12 Jan 2020
21 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4293
12 Jan 2020
21 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3943
12 Jan 2020
21 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4293
12 Jan 2020
21 Jan 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3592
2 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4731
2 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £4381
2 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4731
2 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £4030
14 Feb 2020
25 Feb 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4731
14 Feb 2020
25 Feb 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £4381
14 Feb 2020
25 Feb 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4731
14 Feb 2020
25 Feb 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £4030
26 Feb 2020
6 Mar 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3592
7 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3592
17 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £4030
17 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4731
17 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £4381
17 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4731
29 Mar 2020
9 Apr 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £4381
29 Mar 2020
9 Apr 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4731
29 Mar 2020
9 Apr 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4731
29 Mar 2020
9 Apr 2020
11 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £4030
10 Apr 2020
19 Apr 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3592
10 Apr 2020
19 Apr 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4293
10 Apr 2020
19 Apr 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3943
10 Apr 2020
19 Apr 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4293
20 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
15 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £5432
20 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
15 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £5082
20 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
15 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £5432
20 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
15 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £4731
18 May 2020
27 May 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
18 May 2020
27 May 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
18 May 2020
27 May 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
18 May 2020
27 May 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
28 May 2020
6 Jun 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
28 May 2020
6 Jun 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
28 May 2020
6 Jun 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
28 May 2020
6 Jun 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
24 Jun 2020
3 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
24 Jun 2020
3 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
24 Jun 2020
3 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
24 Jun 2020
3 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
4 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
4 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
4 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
4 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
14 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
14 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
14 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
14 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
24 Jul 2020
2 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
24 Jul 2020
2 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
24 Jul 2020
2 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
24 Jul 2020
2 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
3 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
3 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
3 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
3 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
13 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
13 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
13 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
13 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
23 Aug 2020
1 Sep 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
23 Aug 2020
1 Sep 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
23 Aug 2020
1 Sep 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
23 Aug 2020
1 Sep 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
2 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Master Stateroom £3768
2 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Double & Twin Cabins £3417
2 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Single Cabin £3768
2 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
9 Nights Bali/Komodo/Bali safari 10 Days 9 Nights Budget Cabin £3154
23 Sep 2020
4 Oct 2020
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Budget Cabin £4030
23 Sep 2020
4 Oct 2020
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Single Cabin £4731
23 Sep 2020
4 Oct 2020
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Double & Twin Cabins £4381
23 Sep 2020
4 Oct 2020
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Master Stateroom £4731
5 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Master Stateroom £4731
5 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Double & Twin Cabins £4381
5 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Single Cabin £4731
5 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
11 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Budget Cabin £4030
6 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020
15 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Budget Cabin £4731
6 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020
15 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Single Cabin £5432
6 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020
15 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Double & Twin Cabins £5082
6 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020
15 Nights Maumere-Alor-Banda Sea-Ambon Master Stateroom £5432
23 Nov 2020
2 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4293
23 Nov 2020
2 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3943
23 Nov 2020
2 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4293
23 Nov 2020
2 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3592
3 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3592
3 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4293
3 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3943
3 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4293
13 Dec 2020
22 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4293
13 Dec 2020
22 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3943
13 Dec 2020
22 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4293
13 Dec 2020
22 Dec 2020
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3592
23 Dec 2020
1 Jan 2021
9 Nights Raja Ampat Budget Cabin £3592
23 Dec 2020
1 Jan 2021
9 Nights Raja Ampat Single Cabin £4293
23 Dec 2020
1 Jan 2021
9 Nights Raja Ampat Master Stateroom £4293
23 Dec 2020
1 Jan 2021
9 Nights Raja Ampat Double & Twin Cabins £3943