Jalan Masuk, Scuba Diving Bunaken Wall Sulawesi

Being on land isn’t easy for scuba diving coral lovers like me, and we find ourselves digging through our photo archives, reminiscing about the lush coral reefs of Indonesia. Jalan Masuk is the name of one of my favorite dive…

Octocorals Photographed In The Wild – North Sulawesi

Octocorals are some of my favorite corals to photograph in the wild. Big fluffy octocoral colonies are especially plentiful around the islands of North Sulawesi, and it seems I have a bumper crop of wild octocoral photos living in my…

Update: Coral Restoration, Bangka Island Sulawesi Indonesia

Coral Restoration Bangka Island It’s been nearly six months since we started collaborating with Ocean Gardener and Murex Dive Resorts on a coral identification and restoration project in Bangka Island Sulawesi. And we’re happy to report that coral fragments are…

North Sulawesi Is Home To Some Of The Biggest Live Coral Colonies

North Sulawesi Coral Colonies We keep on going back and forward to North Sulawesi. Manado, Bunaken and Bangka,  enjoy a tremendous diversity of coral life. The more we go there, the more we learn about this place, and the more…

Coral Farming is Catching on at Bangka Island Sulawesi

Coral Farming on Bangka Island Over the past year, you will have seen us write many times about diving in Northern Sulawesi Indonesia. This hot spot of biodiversity has quickly become one of our favorite places for scuba diving and…

Lobo Loco Reef in Manado Sulawesi is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

Sulawesi is the coral diving destination that just keeps on giving! After the Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition to Sulawesi early this year, we weren’t sure there was anything left to blow our minds, at least in terms of coral…

A few Beautiful Pseudoplesiops collare Collected in Sulawesi

Dottybacks are a diverse group of small tropical marine fish which include many popular species such as the colorful Pictichromis and personable Pseudochromis. While many of these dottybacks have a reputation for being quite pugnacious and aggressive, there are some smaller and…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition, Sulawesi Mainland Across from Bangka

If you’ve been following along with the Sulawesi half of our Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition, you will start to see a trend emerge that coral species are very much influenced or restricted by their habitats. As aquarists, this information comes…

The Unicorn Coral, Acropora multiacuta spotted in Manado, Sulawesi

Acropora multiacuta is one of those unicorn corals, one you see in a book, but never truly believe you can find it in the wild. And then in the most unexpected place, it appears. We stumbled across this rare coral specimens while…

Take a Ride on the Passport to Coral Paradise in Northern Sulawesi Indonesia

Last year, I had the opportunity to visit Northern Sulawesi as part of the ReefBuilders scuba destination trip. On this expedition, we visited three location along the Northern coast of Sulawesi, Manado, Bangka, and Lembeh Strait on a set tour…