Coral Farming is Catching on at Bangka Island Sulawesi

Coral Farming on Bangka Island Over the past year, you will have seen us write many times about diving in Northern Sulawesi Indonesia. This hot spot of biodiversity has quickly become one of our favorite places for scuba diving and…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Lembeh Strait

Coral Spotting Lembeh If you’ve spent any amount of time scuba diving, chances are you’ve heard of the Lembeh Strait. This channel of water between the mainland of Sulawesi and Lembeh island holds a mythical place in the psyche of…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition, Sulawesi Mainland Across from Bangka

If you’ve been following along with the Sulawesi half of our Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition, you will start to see a trend emerge that coral species are very much influenced or restricted by their habitats. As aquarists, this information comes…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Bangka Island

Bangka Island Bangka Island is known as a nonphotosynthetic coral paradise. Scuba divers and vacationers are attracted to the Robinson Crusoe island to get away from the hustle, relax on a white sand beach, and jump in the flow for…

Polyp Lab Coral Spotting Expedition in Bunaken National Park

Reef Builders blue is the best word I can use to describe the deep color you find while peering out from the Bunaken Wall. Countless sea turtles dart by, schools of pyramid butterfly fish, anthias, and triggerfish swim in synchrony…

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…

Reef Builders Travelogue, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi Indonesia

Reef Builders Destination Lembeh The Lembeh Strait is the final stop in our eleven day trip around northern Sulawesi. Lembeh is a holy grail amongst scuba divers and is home to the highest concentration of crazy critters known anywhere under the…