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Snorkeling Tavanipupu Island Resort Solomon Islands

Snorkeling Tavanipupu Island Hop a flight 30 minutes from Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, and you will find yourself at the Tavanipupu Island Resort. With natural palm leaf bamboo villas, surrounded by slender palm trees and perfectly…

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…

Learn About Coral Identification With the Ocean Gardener Coral Diver Course

Coral Identification Course If you’re interested to learn more about coral identification of species-rich Indo-Pacific corals you can now take a full three day, five dive Ocean Gardener Coral Diver, coral identification course with a trained Ocean Gardener instructors to…

Learn to Spot Encrusting Coral

Encrusting Coral Growth Form Corals grow in different growth forms to survive in different habitats, and the coral growth form which a most easily overlooked are the encrusting species. These corals creep along the rocks like a crust holding everything…

Protecting Our Elders – Hundred Year Old Pavona clavus Corals

Pavona clavus is a coral species which is well documented for its often colossal size. However, what is even more impressive is the age of these large coral colonies, with some reaching hundreds of years in age. When we think…

Great Barrier Reef Coral Larval Recruitment Declined in 2018

A new study published in the journal Nature, scientist have showen that coral larval recruitment on some parts of the Great Barrier Reef is on the decline, with up to 89% less recruitment compared to historical level. The greatest decline…

Rip Curl School of Surf Partners With Ocean Gardener in Sanur Bali

Rip Curl, the Rip Curl School of Surf and the Prama Beach Hotel Sanur are proud to announce their support and collaboration with the NGO “Ocean Gardener”, with the installation of their first Coral Gardener nursery in front of the…

25% OFF – Trade in Trade up Special From Zeagle

2Divers gearing up for the busy spring and summer seasons can take advantage of this exclusive special – Now through June 15, trade in any BCD, from any manufacturer, in any condition, and get 25% off a new Bravo, Marina or Halo BCD. Zeagle’s jacket-style Sport BCD…

Gato Island Dive Site, Should Be Called Corallimorph Mushroom Mountain!

Gato Island Corallimorph Mushroom Mountain If you’ve ever been scuba diving around Malapascua, chances are you went to the Gato Island dive site. This small rock island offers a spectacular swim through but very few guides, dive shops or reviews…

The Price of Being Popular, Thresher Shark Diving Malapascua

Thresher Shark Diving Malapascua Last month we hopped on a flight from Bali over to the Philippines for thresher shark diving Malapascua island. This tiny island off the northern coast of Cebu is home to one of the most elusive…