This month Gorontalo is the featured destination in the Indonesian edition of National Geographic Taveler. The extensive spread features various articles about Gorontalo accompanied by excellent photos. Congratulations to Gorontalo native underwater photographer Dr Dedy Cono who contributed three photos for the article on diving in Gorontalo.
There is never a dull moment while diving in Gorontalo. Yesterday during a surface interval, guests shouted in excitement to see a school of fish jumping along the surface within a few meters of the boat. And then the cause of their alarm became apparent when a nice Spanish mackerel jumped out of the water, clearing the surface by about a meter and a half. Then in continual pursuit of the smaller fish, the mackerel jumped twice more. Ironically, the dive location was not along a spectacular coral wall but in a shallow sand bay. Where else but Gorontalo can guests see a jumping pelagic at a muck site!
There is no potential for tsunami to reach Gorontalo from today’s huge earthquake in Japan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those whose family and friends are affected by this disaster.
Oddly enough, the moon is approaching its closest position to the earth in the last 20 years. This will occur at the full moon on March 19th. Higher than usual tides are expected. It remains to be seen what other effects we will see the in marine environment here in Gorontalo.