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…

Extreme Low Tide At Bangka Island Exposes Corals To Air, And They Survive!

Low Tide Corals Extreme tidal variations happen each month during what is known as a spring tide. This tidal phase happens twice each lunar month and the big swing in tidal heights occurs closes to the new moon. The second…

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,…

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…

Gorango Reef – Coral Spotting in Weda, Halmahera

Gorango¬†Reef Gorango reef is a long underwater ridge running parallel to the northern coastline of Weda Bay. The reef is divided into three dive sites following the contours of the ridge and sloping pinnacles. The dive sites are Gorango Obesar,…

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…

See The Reef With New Eyes – 3W Dive Gili Air May 29th

See The Reef With New Eyes Are you interested to learn more about coral diversity from the Indo Pacific? Join us this week where we will be giving a live presentation at the 3W Dive Center on the island of¬†Gili…

See The Reef With New Eyes – Girls That Scuba Gili Trawangan May 30th

See The Reef With New Eyes Are you interested to learn more about coral diversity from the Indo Pacific? Join us this week where we will be giving a live presentation at the Girls The Scuba Day on the island…