• Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

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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

Beach Cleanup Nationwide Includes Gorontalo

Beach cleanup proclaimed by Indonesian Marine Fisheries Minister Mrs. Susi Pujiastuti officially included Gorontalo. Nationwide Beach Cleanup Announced Indonesia enjoys an extremely popular Mminister of Marine Fisheries. Her colorful past and forthright attitude speak to the hearts of many Indonesian citizens. She is most famous for her by-line “Sink it!” During almost four years asContinue Reading

Hari Ketupat Festival Celebrated in Gorontalo

Hari Ketupat is an annual festival held throughout Gorontalo. It falls on the seventh day after Idhul Fitri, the religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadhan. Although the government usually does not recognize this festival, Gorontalo people celebrate it anyway. Few local people show up to work on Hari Ketupat! A Record for KetupatContinue Reading

Mappa Puffer Video

Mappa puffer are usually solitary and wary of divers. One day, however, guests of Miguel’s Diving found one that was too busy eating to care that divers approached for a rare, up-close encounter. One Pufferfish, Many Names Miguel’s Diving staff call this fish Mappa puffer because its scientific name is Arothron mappa. Other English namesContinue Reading

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