• Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

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Monthly Archives: October 2009

XRAY Magazine book review

The current edition of the on-line diving magazine XRAY (#32) features a review of our book Gorontalo: Hidden Paradise. The full review is available on Section III page 55.

Here is an excerpt:

A fantastic coffee table book by Gorontalo dive pioneer Rantje Allen, Gorontalo Hidden Paradise says it all. Gorontalo is located in north Sulawesi and is recently becoming the hottest dive destination in Indonesia.

It features superb photographs by world renowned underwater photographers William Tan, Takako Uno and Stephen Wong (their names alone are justification to buy this book).

Flat Seas, Surface Winds, Traditional Divers

Miguel’s Diving staff have been busy the last four days assisting the filming of a Gorontalo episode of the children’s adventure show “Bocan (Bocah Petualang)” for Trans7 television. Today’s underwater sequence went well with shooting of village children in hand-made traditional goggles swimming and diving the coral garden in front of their homes.

With the change in seasons, seas are generally flat but with a stiff surface wind.

Sport Diving Cover

Congratulations to William Tan for his cover photo on the current edition of Sport Diving (Issue 136). It is a colourful face shot of a male Randall’s anthias and taken here in Gorontalo. Anyone who has encountered this frenetic fish will appreciate the great challenge to get any of it in focus, let alone its teeth plate!