North Sulawesi is an absolute wonderland for marine species, and this includes 8 species of hippocampus, or seahorses. Even more spectacularly, 4 of the 8 species are pygmy seahorses, which are magical to spot. The dive guides at Gangga Divers at Gangga Island Resort & Spa know the area well and will take you to the sites you are most likely to find these wonderful creatures. (more…)
If you’re a diver you probably know a bit about coral. You should know how to identify different types and how to take care not to damage them. But how much do you really know about coral? Gangga Island is located in the middle of the Coral Triangle, so before you arrive you should know all you can about the coral you’ll see there. To get you ready we’ve put together some facts and interesting statistics about coral that might surprise and even shock you! (more…)
If you’ve traveled to dive destinations or are a diver yourself, you’re sure to have heard about Nitrox. This may be something you’ve researched a bit about or may not know anything about it. In this post we’re going to talk about scuba diving with Nitrox and how it could add to your diving experiences. (more…)
Frogfishes are a very unique fish of the anglerfish family Antennariidae. These fish are found in almost all tropical and subtropical seas in the world, including the waters of North Sulawesi. In fact, in the Lembeh Strait, a regular dive site for guests at Gangga Island Resort & Spa, no less than 9 different species have been identified. If you’re looking for frogfishes, North Sulawesi is one of the best places in the world to find them. (more…)
When you first started to dive you probably found descending difficult and added a kilo or so of lead to help you out. Often this leads to new divers being incorrectly balanced once they get to the intended depth. Without having been corrected, you might still be carrying extra weight even after numerous dives.
If you’re tired of lugging excess weight while you are diving it’s time to learn some helpful tips for natural buoyancy. (more…)