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.…

Huge Giant Squid Is About To Stink Up This Beach!

You know an animal is large when people first mistake it as a grounded boat! That is exactly what happened on this beach in Maluku Province of Indonesia when they sighted a huge brownish shape bulging from the shallow waters of…

Watch This Swimming Yellow-Spotted Flatworm
Have you ever seen a swimming flatworm? These colorful animals can be found moving swiftly across the reef, but to catch one in open water is the real treat. Flatworms are soft-bodied invertebrates which propel themselves through the water with a mesmerizing wave of the…
Sea Gypsies and Scuba Diving in Sumbawa Indonesia
The Island of Sumbawa Ever since I was young I wanted to see a Sea Gypsy village. For generations the Bajau people have been living a seafaring life traveling around the waters of Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Borneo, some not…
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…
Mola ramsayi: the Short Sunfish from Nusa Penida, Indonesia

The Sunfish or “mola mola”, is one of those holy grail sightings which is sure to leave any diver in awe. Sunfish are notoriously elusive and are typically found living in open water, where they hunt for food in several…

Video shows the effects of coral bleaching in Bali Indonesia

This summer there has been no shortage of coral bleaching stories in the news. However, this video of coral bleaching in Bali Indonesia hits home as we visited the same reef at Menjangan Island December 2015. This video posted by…

Flower Anemones Discovered in Bali Indonesia!

Flower anemones, Phymanthus crucifer, are one of the most striking reef invertebrates that until now, have only been available from Florida and surrounding Caribbean, or so we thought. Bali Aquarium shared some photos of a recent batch of ‘flower anemones’ from Indonesia…

Take A Virtual Reality Dive In West Papua Indonesia

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to visit Raja Ampat in the West Papua province of Indonesia. We were absolutely amazed with the diversity of corals and abundance of fish. This week the American nonprofit Conservation International has launched…