• Photo by Rantje Allen

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  • Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

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MIDE 2019 features Gorontalo Marine Environments

MIDE 2019, the Malaysia International Dive Expo, featured a presentation on Gorontalo’s marine environments. Staff from Miguel’s Diving delivered this full-color session from the stage of the Indonesia Pavilion. MIDE 2019: the Malaysia International Dive Expo The 14th Malaysia International Dive Expo took place 3 – 5 May 2019. It is also called MIDE 2019.Continue Reading

Arothron immaculatus Emerges from Hiding

Arothron immaculatus or the Immaculate puffer is rarely seen in coral dense environments typical of Gorontalo. But one day it make a surprise appearance. Hiding on a Sandy Bottom One day a dive master from Miguel’s Diving spotted the bright yellow eye of a fish trying to hiding itself in the white sand bottom. ByContinue Reading

ADEX 2019 Welcomes Back Miguel’s Diving

ADEX 2019 welcomes back Miguel’s Diving after an eleven year absence. Believe it or not, Miguel’s Diving last participated in this regional dive exhibition in 2008. ADEX 2019 – Bigger by Far This year’s Asia Dive Expo actually marked the event’s twenty-fifth outing. Back in the earlier years, the expo was much smaller. When Miguel’sContinue Reading

Dogtooth Tuna Video

Dogtooth tuna video recently shot in Gorontalo is now available for viewing. Tuna on the Reef Edge Although Gorontalo is famous for its Yellowfin tuna, the tuna that divers will most likely see here is Dogtooth. This tuna is one of the apex predators like Giant trevally and large groupers.  They eat smaller schooling fishContinue Reading

Thysanoteuthis rhombus egg masses

Thysanoteuthis rhombus egg masses are rarely seen. However, one of them drifted near Miguel’s Diving speed boat during a surface interval. It looked like a giant pink and transparent version of a child’s slinky toy. Thysanoteuthis rhombus egg masses Mysterious, deep water squids lay eggs in spirals. A gelatinous case holds the long spirals together.Continue Reading

Melibe viridis video from Gorontalo

Melibe viridis is a highly unusual nudibranch found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. It uses an oral hood like a net to capture live prey to eat. A Camouflaged and Cumbersome Nudibranch Imagine the surprise of divers to see a brownish mass twisting in the current over a muck diving site! That turned out to beContinue Reading

Dive Season in Gorontalo

Dive Season in Gorontalo runs from November to April. During this time, seas are typically calm and blue. Light afternoon showers make for enjoyable, balmy nights. Surprising Discovery Before Miguel’s Diving opened diving in Gorontalo in 2003, no one knew the dive season here. In fact, no others were diving in Gorontalo prior to that.Continue Reading

Indonesian Airlines All Approved by European Union

Indonesian airlines approved by the European Union now include all those flying to Gorontalo. In fact, all Indonesia’s airlines now have EU approval. This is great news for travelers whom must take internal flights to reach their desired destination. EU Approval Granted Late last year, the International Civil Aviation Organisation evaluated Indonesian airlines. As aContinue Reading

Acanthosphex leurynnis Discovered in Gorontalo

Acanthosphex leurynnis, a rarely seen type of waspfish, recently made an appearance in Gorontalo. Surprising Find: Acanthosphex leurynnis During a great muck dive in February 2018, one of our guests discovered an unusual fish. Initially, Miguel’s Diving staff assumed it was a juvenile Cockatoo waspfish, which is often seen at the Tambo’o Fish House DiveContinue Reading

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