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Our guests from England – Charlie and Charlotte wrote a fascinating article about their experience with liveaboard diving on Calico Jack. Filled with romantic photo shots, it reflects our vision of perfect diving-holidays. Here is it:

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Indonesia was and remains the world shipping center. Among the 17,804 of its islands, there are countless shipwrecks of the Japanese, American, English, Portuguese and Indonesian fleets. Most of the remaining one is dated Second World War,

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These remote islands being – because of their exposure to waves and currents – accessible to diving liveaboards only during calm inter-monsoon periods,  divers are rare and many sites are still waiting to be discovered. The Banda sea offers some of the best diving in Indonesian waters and is for true explorers and adventure divers […]

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Great Hammerhead Sharks can be spotted very far off shore as well as near the shoreline. They often migrate in large groups during the summer in search of cooler waters. These sharks are usually in temperate or tropical waters, and they can survive in estuaries, sandy plains, kelp forests, coral reefs, rocky reefs, fresh waters, […]

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Researching the Coral Reef, scientists found that its bleaching may be easing after three years of high ocean temperatures, the longest such period since the 1980s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. Its experts said satellite data and other analysis showed widespread bleaching was no longer occurring in all three ocean basins — […]

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When heavy rain hits New Caledonia, the rivers run red. Located about 1,200 kilometers east of Australia, New Caledonia has one of the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystems and about 10 percent of the world’s nickel. More than a century of strip mining and deforestation in the French Pacific territory has created some of […]

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Yesterday, Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. Donald Trump — not all Americans. In fact, the majority of the U.S. wanted to remain in the accord. Politics aside, while nobody yet knows the tre impact of this potentially fateful decision, scientists have already modeled a variety of detrimental repercussions from preventing a global […]

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Bull Sharks Carcharhinus leucas are best known for their aggressive behavior, and their ability to survive in fresh water. They are believed to be the most dangerous shark in the world to humans, because of their high abundance in shallow, warm waters of all the world’s oceans.

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The Indonesian Throughflow refers to the transfer of upper ocean waters from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean through the Indonesian Seas. This creates the pattern for all currents in Indonesia. A basic understanding of the Indonesian Throughflow and “Sverdrups” is essential if you want to know why the scuba diving can be so be good in […]

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All good things must come to an end ! Calico Jack’s 2016 Komodo season is no exception to the rule. It’s been an amazing journey over the last 3 months on Calico, showcasing the very best of the stunning Indonesian archipelago . We started our season with our annual investor’s trip. For some of

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Calico was fortunate to have  a lovely group of Aussies  charter Calico Jack on its last trip 8 nights  Gili Islands, Lombok to Komodo. We begin our adventure in Gili Islands Lombok , With all onboard we set sail to the Moyo Island This  secluded island is an unspoiled paradise and still relatively off the

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Calico Jack adventures took us South to Misool , Penemu , far North as Eagle Rock and back to Dampier Strait. Conditions in Raja Ampat were perfect 20m + visibility Day 3 we sailed down to Shadow reef , a magnificent sea mount running South of Boo island in Misool . Normally we drop in […]

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Calico Jack would like to thank our colourful guests and Wicked Adventures for organising such an epic solar eclipse exploration adventure. The trip began in Raja Ampats Dampier Strait, trekking for the Bird of paradise , Diving

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My wife and I did the Komodo trip with Adam last August/September – it was fantastic. Adam was an amazing host – nothing was too much trouble and he spent a lot of time with us chatting about the trip, the dives, about the Komodo islands and the boat – we loved the information

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