• Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

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European Union Flight Ban Lifted

European Union flight ban against all Indonesian airlines no longer applies to seven national carriers. This is great news for international travelers wishing to dive in Gorontalo. Additionally, divers residing in Indonesia can have greater confidence to fly on certain airlines. Approved Indonesian Airlines Currently, airlines certified as meeting international safety and management standards areContinue Reading

Blacktip Shark Mating in Gorontalo

Blacktip shark mating is a rarely witnessed event. But that is just what happened one dive day in Gorontalo. The Tell-tale Fin The Blacktip Reef shark is the most common shark sighted in Indo-Pacific waters. Its scientific name is Carcharhinus melanopterus. Divers can easily identify this shark by its distinctive, black-tipped dorsal fin. Additionally, itsContinue Reading

Unterwasser Magazine Discovers Gorontalo

Unterwasser magazine discovers a new dive destination in its March 2017 edition. Unknown Diving Locations of Sulawesi The leading dive destinations in Sulawesi have long been located in the Manado area. The Indonesian government established Bunaken National Marine Park in 1991. Muck diving was born in 1994 with the exposure of Lembeh Strait. These twoContinue Reading

DEEP EXTREME Indonesia 2017

DEEP EXTREME Indonesia 2017 marks its 11th anniversary this year. Miguel’s Diving will be there to help celebrate! We remember the first DEEP expo. We have been operating for 14 years now. Booth C27 Gorontalo Province has invited Miguel’s Diving to join its booth. The booth location is C27. This year’s theme is “Gorontalo LuarContinue Reading

Juvenile Trevally Accompany Jellyfish

Juvenile trevally escorts jellyfish in Olele Bay, Gorontalo. Travel Buddies Several times, Miguel’s Diving staff have observed juvenile trevally travelling with large jellyfish. Oftentimes, the young fish hide inside the bell of the jellyfish. They are safe there from predators and from the bushy, oral arms of the jellyfish. Usually, these large jellyfish travel theContinue Reading

Schooling Bigeye Scad in Gorontalo

Bigeye scad can form large schools in quiet inshore areas of Gorontalo. Thousands in Synchronized Motion For several weeks in October 2016 a large school of Bigeye scad called Olele Bay home. Actually, this is a typical pattern for this fish. Since they hunt for food mostly at night, they gather in large schools duringContinue Reading

BOOT 2017 Features Gorontalo

BOOT 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany, included a large delegation sponsored by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism. Destination Gorontalo The booth for the tourism ministry at BOOT 2017 proclaimed the theme “Wonderful Indonesia.” Marine tourism operators from all over the country accepted the invitation to promote their various destinations. Miguel’s Diving exposed visitors to Gorontalo, Indonesia’sContinue Reading

Manado Gorontalo Flight on Garuda Indonesia

Manado Gorontalo is Garuda Indonesia’s newest destination This represents a regional expansion for Indonesia’s premier airline. Manado Gorontalo Daily Flight Garuda’s new Manado Gorontalo flight began on 6 January 2017. The flight leaves Manado’s Sam Ratulangi International Airport at 1530 hrs. Then it arrives in Gorontalo at 1605 hrs. The return flight leaves Gorontalo’s JalaluddinContinue Reading

Mannequin Challenge by Miguel’s Diving Crew

Mannequin challenge! That’s what Miguel’s Diving staff did one day after work. Happy Crew, Happy Divers Guests of Miguel’s Diving notice that our crew love diving and hanging around each other. One of our secrets to have happy divers is to have a happy crew. After work, they like to watch funny videos together onContinue Reading

Seahorses Rocking and Rolling in the Deep

Seahorses are favorites of many divers. Gorontalo waters host several different species. Pygmy seahorses are so cute, but many divers love ones that are big enough to see. The Common Hippocampus kuda Hippocampus kuda is the most predictable seahorse for divers to see. Its English name varies considerably. Some call it the Common seahorse. OthersContinue Reading

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