Isopora cylindrica – a Solomon Island Specialty

Isopora cylindrica – Corals of the Solomon Islands A few days ago I landed in the Solomon Islands, and while this destination is a popular topic on the pages of Reef Builders, in fact, it is my very first time…

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…

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…

Weird and Wonderful Corals of Weda Indonesia

Whenever i’m diving on a coral reef, I often find myself turning to the scuba diver next to me in excitement, “can you believe we just found this epic blastomussa colony…” only to realize they could really care less about a…

Acropora Thrive In The Shallow Reefs Around Halmahera Indonesia

Halmahera Indonesia We’ve just spent a week diving in the northern province of Maluku Indonesia around the island of Halmahera, and to say we found our Acropora dream reef is an understatement. We visited this region as part of the…

Acropora plumosa Is A Coral That Sprouts Wings!

Acropora plumosa Have you ever heard of Acropora plumosa, the glorious coral that sprouts wings? The unique beauty and distinguishing traits of this corals are only realized once it reaches a mature adult size, and even if you’ve spotted this…

Colossal Coral Colonies Found In Halmahera Indonesia

Colossal Coral Colonies Unless you have a 1000+ gallon aquarium and are growing a single species of coral it’s unlikely you would have seen corals get anywhere near this size. Even for wild colonies, the corals in Halmahera are left…

Halmahera Indonesia Is The Center Of Coral Diversity

Halmahera Indonesia We’ve just spent a week diving in the northern province of Maluku Indonesia around the island of Halmahera, and to say we found the coral reef of our dreams is an understatement. Now we are excited to share…

Polyp Lab Indonesia Coral Spotting Expedition – Halmahera and Sulawesi

We’re back from an incredible coral spotting expedition in Halmahera Indonesia, where we visited shallow sunlit coral reefs, sunken volcanos, and extensive underwater ridges! We want to give a big thanks to Polyp Lab for supporting this trip. Now, get…