Thanks to the film Finding Nemo, anemonefish are probably one of the most recognizable fish in the world. Because of this and their wide range they are also often overlooked by divers who find them common or uninteresting. However, they are actually incredible little fish and there may be some things you don’t know about them. Read on to find out 5 things you may not know about anemonefish. (more…)
Manado Tua is an extinct volcanic cone peeking out of the sea off the west coast of North Sulawesi. This island is located just next to Bunaken Island and close to Siladen, Mantehage and Nain Islands. Together they make up the Bunaken – Manado Tua Marine Park covering almost 90,000 hectares.
This area was designated a marine park in 1989 and the diving in this area is spectacular. (more…)
Would you believe us if we told you that the wonderpus octopus’ latin name is Wunderpus photogenicus? You probably would if you had ever seen this creature while diving. This fantastic octopus was only officially recognized as a species in 2006 and is now one of the most sought after sightings in North Sulawesi. It can be found around Gangga Island Resort & Spa, although it can take some patience to spot. However, if you are lucky enough to see one and even photograph it, this will be a sighting you’ll never forget. (more…)
White tipped reef sharks are the most common species of shark found in the waters of North Sulawesi. You can expect to see them on most dives around Gangga Island and the Bangka archipelago. However, just because they are a common sight doesn’t mean they aren’t fascinating. Read on to find out all about this amazing shark species and their importance to the marine environment around Gangga Island Resort & Spa. (more…)
If you’re an advanced diver you may be thinking about what could come next. Gangga Island is the perfect place to take your diving skills to a new level with a PADI specialty course with Gangga Divers. Here are some options you might want to consider if you already have your PADI Advanced Open Water certificate. (more…)