• Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

Loading content - please wait...

Monthly Archives: December 2011

Whale of a Time in Gorontalo

Melon Headed Whales A Guests diving in Gorontalo during December have enjoyed a special bonus, thanks to the sharp eyes and knowledge of Miguel’s Diving staff. In addition to encounters with pods of both Bottle-nosed and Risso’s dolphins, there have been multiple sightings of whales. On December 4th, a False Killer Whale surfaced alongside the dive boat. Then on December 17th, a pod of Melon-Headed Whales escortedthe dive boat back to the river mouth. A 10-minute video is available for viewing on our Facebook page (Miguel’s Diving Gorontalo). The pod had great fun bow-riding. Then on December 24th, three False Killer Whales entertained guests with a performance of their own, including doing a head stand by lifting its tail and flukes out of the water vertically. Happy divers…and happy whales!

Follow your dive guide

Miguel’s Diving has three guides ready to assist our guests in the water. They are not only there for safety, helping with equipment and those sorts of things, but also to show divers the hidden paradise of Gorontalo that others miss. Yesterday for instance, those diving in the group with our divemaster were shown a school of about 30 tuna that swirled past three times in blue water. Not to be out done, our senior dive guide found about 100 rare skeleton shrimps for those diving with him. Ironically, the pelagic encounter and the rare macro find were on the same dive and within 50 meters of each other. That is Gorontalo diving!

mgd-logo-block
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our Feed