• Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

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Yearly Archives: 2009

A Meeting of Ghosts

Not to be out performed by the recent cetacean sightings, macro finds in Gorontalo the last few days have impressed visiting divers. At one muck sight seven harlequin ghost pipefish of various patterns and color combinations were gathering around a colony of fire coral. They have since paired up and separated to adjoining coral clumps with oneContinue Reading

Today’s Whale Shark

The whale shark that passed divers this morning off Gorontalo’s Swirling Steps dive site measured an impressive 8 meters. By the various sizes of these pelagics seen over the last few days, Miguel’s Diving staff have determined that there are at least three in the area at this time

Seeing Spots

Over the last several days there have been four sightings of whale sharks in Gorontalo. The first was on Lunar New Year when our dive master spotted a fin sinking into the calm blue waters on the way to a dive sight. All the guests from Jakarta’s ODY Dive saw the six-meter long cetacean and several ofContinue Reading

Playful Dolphins

A resident pod of about 20 Risso’s dolphins entertained divers this week during a surface interval between dives. Taking advantage of the bright sunlight to sun on the surface, some of the dolphins also slowly raised then lowered their tails vertically in the water. Sunlight reflected off the white foreheads of these large dolphins, which can reachContinue Reading

Pelagic Encounters

While weather in other parts of Indonesia is causing problems, this is optimal diving season in Gorontalo. Today’s diving featured close pelagic encounters. An old Hawksbill turtle gave a slow turn in a deep blue sea. A young Na.polean wrasse curiously tagged behind divers while a mature one lingered below. Closer still was a freneticschoolContinue Reading

Friends Old and New

A group of dive junkies from Jakarta ended 2008 diving in Gorontalo and made some special memories that included a fly by encounter with a squadron of 17 mobula rays off Gorontalo’s Kurenai Beach dive site. Our congratulations to Jerry and Vera who got engaged on a Gorontalo beach to the delight of all their friends. NewContinue Reading