Sulawesi

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Bunaken National Park

Reef Builders blue is the best word I can use to describe the deep color you find while peering out from the Bunaken Wall. Countless sea turtles dart by, schools of pyramid butterfly fish, anthias, and triggerfish swim in synchrony…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Manado Bay

Manado Bay Manado is a rapidly developing city in Northern Sulawesi. Shopping malls, and tourism development are encroaching further and further towards the sea, and not many people would expect to find world class diving a stone’s throw away from…

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…

Reef Builders Travelogue, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi Indonesia

Reef Builders Destination Lembeh Lembeh Strait is our final stop in this eleven-day trip around Northern Sulawesi. A holy grail amongst scuba divers who flock to Lembeh for its biodiversity of marine life with a backdrop of black volcanic sands.…

Unusual Corals In Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Strait The Lembeh Strait is a holy grail amongst scuba divers. This relatively small channel of water is home to the highest concentration of crazy critters known anywhere under the sea. Scuba divers from around the world flock to…

Reef Builders Travelogue, Bangka Island, Sulawesi Indonesia
Reef Builders Destination Bangka Island Here at Reef Builders, we are fortunate to dive some of the worlds most lush and vibrant coral reefs, so last year we decided it was time to invite our readers along for the journey.…
WATCH: Mandarin Dragonets Spawning In The Wild

The Mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus) is one of my favorite fish, and I know I’m not alone. Mandarins are a fan favorite when it comes to saltwater aquariums for their vibrant psychedelic patterns and friendly personalities. So when the team…

Reef Builders Travelogue, Bunaken National Park, Sulawesi Indonesia

Reef Builders Destination Sulawesi Indonesia Here at Reef Builders we are fortunate to dive some of the worlds most lush and vibrant coral reefs, so last year we decided it was time to invite our readers along for the journey.…

UPDATED: Reef Builders Destination: North Sulawesi Indonesia Aug 10th – 20th
Join us in Sulawesi Indonesia as we explore the Island's Northern Coast. Get ready for an unforgettable experience with the Passport to Paradise Reef Builders Destination. This eleven-day itinerary allows us to visit all of North Sulawesi’s amazing underwater diversity. We…
Creatures of the Lembeh Strait

Howard Hall is a well known name in underwater cinematography. He and his wife have won numerous Emmys and produced fine films for National Geographic and PBS Nature. Fortunately for us, they also have a vimeo channel that you can…