Top 10 Corals to Spot in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba

Coral Spotting in Cuba Gardens of the Queen, a protected archipelago off the southern coast of Cuba, is renowned for their healthy population of sharks and mature fish. But coral diversity in the park can be just as spectacular, especially…

Scolymia Coral Spotting in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba

Scolymia Coral Spotting Scolymia is a large polyp coral species that lives a solitary life. There are two species of Caribbean Scolymia, the larger Scolymia lacera, and smaller Scolymia cubensis and you can learn to identify both by clicking the links above. While…

Porites cylindrica Habitat Found Around The Island of Rao

Porites cylindrica Porites, porites, porites, this is a common coral genus found in all the worlds oceans. Porites is a hardy coral growing in a number of forms, and to identify this coral genus you just have to repeat the…

What Is A Corallite?

Corallite Looking through my pictures I realized I am started to get quite the collection of macro shots of Acropora corals. One thing that is really incredible about these close up images is we are able to see the corallite,…

Caribbean Undaria Corals Official Reclassified As Agaricia

Undaria No More The debate between where to classify the Caribbean plating lettuce corals has been solved, at least for the time being! Agaricia previously Undaria, previously Agaricia, is now once again being classified under the genus Agaricia. A statement…

Jalan Masuk – Coral Spotting in Northern Sulawesi

Jalan Masuk Jalan Masuk is a dive site in Bunaken National Park south of Bunaken Island. The dive site is located between the Lekuan 2 and Lekuan 3 site near the entrance of the part. Jalan Masuk is Indonesian for…

Caulastrea furcata: Indo-Pacific Coral Spotting

Caulastrea furcata Caulasatrea is a genus of corals which forms short branches and trumpet-shaped corallites. Each corallite is between 1-2 cm in diameter with branches up to 2-6 cm in length, depending on species. The coral tissue of this genus is…

Circus Reef – Coral Spotting in Northern Sulawesi

Circus Reef – Northern Sulawesi The Circus dive site is located along the coastline, about 30 minutes west of the Murex Manado resort. The dive starts with a sandy slope covered in chocolate chip starfish and tufts of seagrass. As…

Coral Spotting In Scuba Diving Magazine

Scuba Diving Magazine Hey there ReefDivers! For those of you who have been following us since the beginning, I wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU!! Without your support, I wouldn’t be able to continue growing my passion…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Solenastrea bournoni

Solenastrea bournoni Solenastrea bournoni is a somewhat uncommon coral, although it can be abundant in certain habitats. To find this coral you will need to look in shallow reef lagoons, often with murky waters, sandy bottoms, or seagrass beds. There are two…