• Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

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Yearly Archives: 2008

End of Season

The dry stiff winds from the east that now dominate the waters of Tomini Bay mark the end of diving season in Gorontalo. Happy and intrepid guests from Ody Dive in Jakarta managed to get in three days of diving over the May 1st long weekend. This past weekend gal pals Mira and Lita fromContinue Reading

Asia Diver Magazine Cover

Congratulations to Stephen Wong for his dramatic photo of one of Gorontalo’s Salvador Dali sponges on the cover of the current edition of Asia Diver Magazine. It has been quite a while since a silhouette shot has been selected to grace the cover.


Thanks to all of you who stopped by to say hello at the Gorontalo booth at DEEP in Jakarta last month. For those planning to be in Singapore April 18 to 20, stop by the Gorontalo booth C10 at Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) again at Suntec Halls 602 & 603 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FridayContinue Reading

Gorontalo Wide-Angle

It seems that Gorontalo is not only the domain of the macro photographer any more. Miguel’s Diving has hosted a flurry of wide-angle enthusiasts in the last several weeks. Their comments and great photos are available on this WetPixel thread.

Schools of Dolphin & Barracuda

Guests this week enjoyed the thrills of exploring the varied marine environment of Gorontalo. Nowhere else can divers experience dramatic coral walls, multiple pinnacles and muck all in the same day. Wrecks, caverns and shallow coral gardens are also available. In addition to the wide variety of diving, guests had the thrill of snorkeling withContinue Reading

Photos of Gorontalo Underwater

The marine environment of Gorontalo is currently on display, thanks to two great underwater photographers.Australasia Scuba Diver current issue features William Tan in its “Through the Lens” sections. Several of the photos were shot in Gorontalo including the full-page picture of a boxer crab with eggs in which embryonic eyes are visible through the egg casings.Continue Reading

Asian Diver Magazine Annual

We are proud to announce that Gorontalo is one of the featured dive destinations in this year’s prestigious Asian Diver Annual. Our facilities at Gorontalo Oasis Hotel are also included. This edition of the magazine is currently on sale in newsstands and bookstores.

Calm Seas

Despite the bad weather over the last week that has hit many coastal locations in Indonesia, diving in Gorontalo continues as usual. Typically, inclement weather in other areas is moderated where Miguel’s Diving operates because we offer diving in Tomini Bay and are almost exactly on the equator. Last week of strong surface winds didContinue Reading

Anemonefish Eggs: Look Them in the Eyes

Diving in Gorontalo never ceases to amaze guests of Miguel’s Diving. The other day our dive master spotted a Clark’s anemonefish fanning a large patch of mature eggs in order to aerate them. Unlike the reddish eggs of Saddleback anemonefish, these are golden green. The photo shows the pair of eyes in each egg andContinue Reading