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…

There is NO Ban on Indonesian Corals

The reef aquarium industry has been understandably on edge these past few months, with tangible uncertainties about the future of marine life exports from Hawaii and Fiji as of late. Today, an ambiguously worded, and poorly translated, message from the…

Stumbling on the Holy Grail of UW Photographer…

Now that we are in Bali, yesterday we decided to go the diving some of the close by, classic eastern cost dive site. We headed to Pandang Bai… This place is quite famous for white sand macro, and we knew…

Edible plastic made from seaweed

Plastics suck. Although incredibly useful, reading stories about the floating garbage patches in the middle of the ocean and just seeing plastics litter our streets and waterways just make you want to cringe. But we our reliance on plastic is…

Pseudochromis stellatus, a new species of dottyback from Raja Ampat

Pseudochromis stellatus is the newest species of dottyback to be added to the roster of reef fish from Indonesia. This new Pseudochromis was collected from Batanta and Batu Hitam in the northern Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua Province, Indonesia at…

How To Identify 20 Stony Corals From Indonesia

Often scuba divers focus on tiny critters, schools of fish, or jumbo-sized creatures like whales, dolphins, and sharks. This leaves corals to get lumped together under a single term ‘coral reef’ which is far too general to describe the hundreds of individual…

8K Video Of Raja Ampat And Triton Bay Is Almost Better Than The Real Thing

8K Raja Ampat and Triton Bay Raja Ampat is the definition of bucket list diving. With over 600 species of hard coral and 1,600 species of fish, Raja Ampat will impress even the most seasoned pro. Yet, there are always some…

Acropora plana Is One Of The Most Beautiful Acros In The Wild

While diving in Eastern in Indonesia few weeks ago, we came across some huge colonies of Acropora plana, and although we’ve seen this coral over and over for few decades, we fell in love with it once more. We believe…

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…