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Guest Post by Megan Meyers: a Biologist’s Perspective of Komodo

From Darwin to Finding Nemo As a biologist, one of the things that impresses me more than anything else is biodiversity and pristine habitat, mostly because there are so few places left that allow me to see both. Darwin (or as us biologists call him, the father of evolution) set forth on the voyage of the beagle 187 years ago. […]

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Religions of Indonesia

The six official religions recognized by the Indonesian government are Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. This does not account for the tribal and ancestral beliefs and traditions, which existed long before explorers set foot on these islands, and long before Indonesia became Indonesia. As previously mentioned, such a diverse and wide country is bound to have a very […]

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Sharks Of Komodo

What types of sharks can you hope to see in the Komodo National Park? With over 400 shark species in the world, one’s list of diving destinations must spread far and wide in order to see them all. So how many can be ticked off the long list by scuba diving in this stunning location? White Tip Reef Shark (Triaenodon […]

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Guest Post by Karim Iliya: a Photographer’s Perspective of Komodo

Since I was small, before I even became a photographer, I always wanted to see how currents move. There are brief moments when we can see smoke in a beam of light, or ink moving through water, but getting a clear image of how currents moved remained locked in my imagination, until one unexpected day in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. […]

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Spotlight on Exclusive Luxury Liveaboard Sailing Komodo

Prior to becoming a writer, Joseph Conrad was in the British Merchant Marine where he became enamored with Indonesia. Although the vessel he sailed on was not an exclusive luxury liveaboard, like Adelaar; he was still able to get around the Indonesian archipelago and see quite a bit of the culture and way of life. After he left the sea […]

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Private Family Adventure Cruises Custom Designed for You

Your sense of adventure and love of seeing new cultures doesn’t disappear just because you have kids, so why should your family holidays be limited? In fact, why not consider a family adventure cruise? Whether you are traveling with friends and family or are a multi-generational group, imagine a family adventure cruise sailing in an exotic locale, aboard a historical, […]

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Fuel Your Dive Habit | Women’s Dive Day

Women’s Dive Day is coming, have you given it any thought? Ladies it’s Women’s Dive Day, are you happy accounting for only 36% of divers? That’s right; when it comes to diving it’s still a man’s world! The 36% figure mentioned above, is only a PADI statistic. An analysis by DEMA using Anysite, found that women account for only 35% of new […]

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5 Things Every Diver Deserves

Not all liveaboards operating in and around Komodo National Park are created equal and as the market continues to expand the difference in the experience of the operators and the level of service becomes more apparent. Indonesia offers everything from backpacker to luxury liveaboards with capacities anywhere from five to twenty guests. Most are traditional wooden Phinisis but a growing […]

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Dolphin Encounters in Komodo Aboard Adelaar

Imagine yourself, relaxing on deck, a nice cup of java in your hand, a platter of warm croissants at your elbow and succulent fresh mango, papaya and pineapple sitting on your plate. Now take a deep breath of that fresh sea air, exhale, and take a look at the crimson sunrise off the port side bow. As if this isn’t […]

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