For those who read Indonesian, there is a complete report on diving, transport and other activities from a happy group of divers from belajardiving.com. This marks the group’s first trip to this part of Sulawesi where diving is world class. Even if you don’t know Indonesia, the accompanying photos are very good, including an awesome shot of a 2-meter long Salvador Dali sponge that looks like a shark, albeit with surreal, bronze skin. Click this link.
A rare wind off the deep ocean brought unusual marine life right to the edge of Gorontalo’s reefs this week. During one surface interval between dives, guests watched inch-long baby barracudas, various swimming crabs and immature filefish. On a floating clump of Sargassum weed was an unusual nudibranch whose gills imitated the shape of weed bulbs. Clinging to another was a cute Sargassum frogfish. During a safety stop divers enjoyed a rarely seen 30-cm long jellyfishwith beautiful lavender tentacles. This photo was taken by Kaufik of belajardiving.com using a wide-angle lens just under the surface of the sea.