The Incredible Octopuses of North Sulawesi

Posted on 05 September 2019

The Incredible Octopuses of North Sulawesi

You probably know that North Sulawesi has some of the most incredible fish species anywhere in the world, but did you know there are at least 8 different species of octopus to see as well? Add these 8 to your list and see if you can spot any others while you’re diving around Gangga Island and the Bangka Archipelago. (more…)

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6 Interesting Facts About Hard Corals

Posted on 14 August 2019

6 Interesting Facts About Hard Corals

The waters of North Sulawesi around Gangga Island and the Bunaken Marine Park are known for having an incredible array of corals. In fact almost 400 species of soft and hard corals have been recorded in the park alone.

If you’re a diver you’re sure to know a bit about corals but how much do you really know about them? (more…)

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5 Things You May Not Know About Anemonefish

Posted on 05 July 2019

5 Things You May Not Know About Anemonefish

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…)

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Diving Manado Tua, North Sulawesi

Posted on 13 June 2019

Diving Manado Tua, North Sulawesi

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…)

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In Search of the Magnificent Wonderpus in North Sulawesi

Posted on 23 May 2019

In Search of the Magnificent Wonderpus in North Sulawesi

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…)

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