• 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: 2011

Garuda links Singapore to Makassar

Beginning today, Garuda Indonesia links Singapore with Makassar (Ujung Pandang) with daily flights. Leaving Chiangi at 1850 hrs, travelers arrive at 2200 hrs. After overnighting there in Makassar, divers can take one of three domestic flights to Gorontalo the next morning. Ask about arrival day diving! The trip back to Singapore takes only one travel dayContinue Reading

End of a Great Diving Season

Diving season has ended here in Gorontalo until mid October. Waves on alternate days are already 2 meters. On our last day of diving, we dove the deep wreck which went down in 1942. Visibility was an amazing 25 meters. The wreck itself is 50 meters long, so even in great vis the entire wreckContinue Reading

Garuda In-flight magazine feature

Gorontalo is the featured destination in this month’s edition of Garuda airline’s in-flight magazine. The article appears in three languages: English, Indonesian and Japanese. Congratulations to local underwater photographer Dr Dedy Cono whose wide-angle shot of a diver hovering over a Salvador Dali sponge is featured on the cover.

Look Up!

Yesterday those diving in Sulawesi’s hidden paradise of Gorontalo had a dramatic encounter with a local whale shark. Miguel’s Diving staff encourage divers to look up whenever the sun darkens because there just might be a large pelagic passing overhead. Whale sharks love to play in the divers’ bubbles. Actually, there was a young four-meter long whaleContinue Reading

Gorontalo in National Geographic Traveler

This month Gorontalo is the featured destination in the Indonesian edition of National Geographic Taveler. The extensive spread features various articles about Gorontalo accompanied by excellent photos. Congratulations to Gorontalo native underwater photographer Dr Dedy Cono who contributed three photos for the article on diving in Gorontalo.

Jumping Jehosaphat!

There is never a dull moment while diving in Gorontalo. Yesterday during a surface interval, guests shouted in excitement to see a school of fish jumping along the surface within a few meters of the boat. And then the cause of their alarm became apparent when a nice Spanish mackerel jumped out of the water,Continue Reading

Tsunami and the moon

There is no potential for tsunami to reach Gorontalo from today’s huge earthquake in Japan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those whose family and friends are affected by this disaster. Oddly enough, the moon is approaching its closest position to the earth in the last 20 years. This will occur at the fullContinue Reading

Garuda Indonesia flies to Gorontalo

GARUDA INDONESIA opens its new Jakarta-Makassar-Gorontalo route on 16 February 2011. The airline is offeringpromotional rates of only Rp. 700.000 for Jakarta-Gorontalo flights taken 16 – 28 February. The promotional rate for Makassar-Gorontalo is only Rp. 300.000. Take advantage of these great rates and come dive in Gorontalo!

Gorontalo in Hungaria’s Submarine

Gorontalo diving is featured in the December 2010 edition of Hungary’s dive magazine SUBMARINE. Thanks to loyal guest Attila who wrote the text and supplied the great photos. Attila is currently enjoying his fourth trip to Gorontalo.

Over Our Heads

Diving these last few days has generated delight and surprise for those lucky enough to be diving Gorontalo’s hidden paradise. First, divers enjoyed a slow pass by a pygmy manta (mobula ray). The dive boat crew didn’t know about the manta but asked if we saw the large Risso’s dolphin jumping over our heads. Since weContinue Reading

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