Coral Snorkeling, Murex Bangka Back Reef

Coral Snorkeling Murex Bangka Back Reef When visiting Bangka island, you don’t have to go far to experience world-class coral snorkeling. The coral reef behind Murex Bangka Resort has an impressive diversity of marine life which is easy to spot…

Coral Resilience Sand Island, Snorkeling Solomon Islands

Snorkeling Solomon Islands, Sand Island Picture this, an uninhabited island made entirely of sand. Only a few sparse bushes growing in the center, surrounded by azure, turquoise, well pretty much every shade of blue you can imagine. Welcome to Sand…

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…

Learn to Spot Six Types of Branching Coral

Six Types of Branching Coral One of the first steps to becoming a coral spotter is learning to recognize coral growth forms. An perhaps the most recognizable of them all is branching corals. But even within this recognizable group, there are…

Mandolin Wall Bunaken National Park – Coral Spotting in Northern Sulawesi

Coral Spotting Most scuba divers visiting the Bunaken National Park are drawn to the region for exhilarating walls and an abundance of sea turtles. And while both are fantastic reasons to visit, here at ReefDivers.io you know we’re really only…

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…

Indonesian Coral Diaries – Isopora palifera

Isopora palifera is easily one of the most recognizable corals throughout the Indo-Pacific. If you are just starting to learn coral identification Isopora is one of the easiest corals to spot. Isopora forms robust colonies with thick blades, and the…

Revision of Acropora & Isopora, a free guide to Staghorn Corals

Coral books for diehard coral junkies like ourselves are few and far between, which is why we spend so much time digging through the scientific literature. We frequently come across new discoveries, new species, but occasionally, we come across a…