Megan marine biologist

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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white tip reef shark komodo

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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Womens Dive Day Adelaar, Fuel the Habit

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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Frasers Dolphin (Charles Anderson) Komodo

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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Mating Mandarinfish, female mandarin fish, male mandranfish

Love in the Late Afternoon | Mandarinfish Mating

It begins just before sunset on what can sometimes be the gloomiest spot on the reef. However, if you have the patience, the shallow areas under the pier or in the rubble is where the magic will soon happen. Timid and cryptic during the daytime, the mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus) start to come out for their nightly mating ritual around dusk. […]

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