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Komodo closure
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Komodo National Park Closed to Tourists – Fake News or True Story?

Recent news reports claim that Komodo National Park will close to tourists. Is this fake news or a true story? And if it’s true, how will it affect divers?

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diving in pulau weh
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Best Scuba Diving in Pulau Weh

Although you may not have heard of it, the scuba diving in Pulau Weh, Indonesia, makes the trek to this tiny island well worthwhile.

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Dive Sites in Bali
Dive Locations Top 10s Travel

Secret Dive Sites in Bali

We’ve all heard of Bali’s greatest hits when it comes to diving like the USAT Liberty wreck and Manta Point off Nusa Penida, but here we’ll share a few secret dive sites in Bali.

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Mucky Indonesia

With patience and determination, as well as considerable skill on the part of the videographer, we’re all rewarded with this incredible look at some of the hard to find critters in Indonesia.

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Lombok Earthquake
Dive Locations News Stories

Dive Community Comes Together After Lombok Earthquake

When a 6.9-magnitude tremor struck Lombok on August 5th the damage was devastating. The community is struggling to recover after the Lombok earthquake.

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Lembeh
Dive Locations Shops & Resorts Travel

Top Dive Sites in Lembeh: Critter Capital of the Dive World

Lembeh, Indonesia is world-famous for muck diving. Here are some of our picks for the top dive sites in this magical location, the critter capital of the dive world.

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Dive Sites in Komodo
Dive Locations Travel

Top Five Dive Sites in Komodo

In a country as vast and diverse as Indonesia, nearly countless spectacular dives await. Here are our picks for the top five dive sites in Komodo.

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Scuba Diving in Alor
Dive Locations Travel

The Best Scuba Diving in Alor

Alor, Indonesia, is an underwater paradise that remains a bit of a hidden gem. Here are our picks for the best scuba diving in Alor.

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Passport to Paradise
Dive Locations Travel

Diving Off the Beaten Path: Passport to Paradise

It may take some effort to get to the northern coast of Sulawesi for the Passport to Paradise dive trip, but the reward is well worth the journey.

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undersea vegetarians
Dive Locations

The Undersea Vegetarians of Wakatobi

Plant-based diets have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, but plenty of marine animals have always eaten this way. Meet the ahead-of-the-trend vegetarians of Wakatobi Dive Resort. 

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Ribbon Eel
Marine Species

Marine Species: The Ribbon Eel

The ribbon eel looks just as its name implies. These long, thin, elegant creatures are common in the waters around Wakatobi Dive Resort.

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Juveniles on the Reef
Shops & Resorts Travel

Juveniles on the Reef at Wakatobi Dive Resort

Fish often change color — and even shape — as they mature. Keep your eyes peeled for lots of unique juveniles on the reef at Wakatobi Dive Resort, from emperor angelfish to the unmistakable juvenile harlequin sweetlips.

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Crystal Bay
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Dive Site: Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia

One of the most popular dive sites around Bali, Crystal Bay is famous for mola-mola sightings, currents and gorgeous reefs.

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Clownfish
Shops & Resorts Travel

Wakatobi’s Perfect Pair: Clownfish and Anemones

In a new series of articles, we’ll take a closer look at the spectacular marine life at Wakatobi Dive Resort in Sulawesi. Here, we’ll explain why clownfish and anemones go together like peanut butter and jelly. 

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Scuba Diving in Bunaken
Dive Locations

Best Scuba Diving in Bunaken

North Sulawesi is home to some of Indonesia’s — if not the world’s — best wall diving. Here are our picks for the best scuba diving in Bunaken.

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Gili Eco Trust
Conservation In the Water

Conservation Spotlight: Gili Eco Trust

In this series of articles, we’ll profile conservation organizations focused on ocean protection. Today we’re chatting with Delphine Robbe from Gili Eco Trust.

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Best Scuba Diving in Lombok
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Best Scuba Diving in Lombok

While neighboring Bali is firmly established on the tourist circuit, nearby Lombok remains something of a hidden gem. Here’s some of the best scuba diving in Lombok.

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Day at Wakatobi
In the Water Shops & Resorts

A Perfect Day at Wakatobi

A perfect day at Wakatobi starts and ends in your luxurious ocean bungalow, and in between, you’ll enjoy the best of the reef underwater and the best of the resort topside.

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Raja Ampat
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Wonder and Awe: Scuba Diving in Raja Ampat

On the final leg of a whirlwind tour of Indonesia, the scuba diving in Raja Ampat lives up to its legendary reputation.

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Komodo
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Mantas and Dragons: Spectacular Wildlife in Komodo

The scuba diving in Komodo, Indonesia, is legendary — and for good reason. But the spectacular wildlife in Komodo means not only mantas underwater, but dragons on land.

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Alor
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Color and Current: Scuba Diving in Alor

Two words sum up the scuba diving in Alor, Indonesia: color and current. Fantastically vibrant dive sites awash in (sometimes) strong currents make for an exciting destination.

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Reef at Wakatobi
Dive Locations In the Water Shops & Resorts

Top of the Reef at Wakatobi Dive Resort

At Wakatobi Dive Resort, the shallows aren’t just for off-gassing or a safety stop. Divers on these sites can (and will want to) stretch bottom times well past an hour.

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Scuba Diving in Indonesia
Dive Locations Travel

Scuba Diving in Indonesia is a Dream Come True

Scuba diving in Indonesia is world-renowned as some of the planet’s best. And this lucky writer just got to see it for herself.

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Angering Nemo

Ever have a fish get mad at you? What about a tiny cute one actually chasing you?

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Wakatobi Resort
In the Water Shops & Resorts Travel

The Wakatobi Resort Conservation Model

Wakatobi Resort in Sulawesi, Indonesia, is dedicated to preserving the marine environment with the buy-in and participation of locals.

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Wakatobi
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Why Wakatobi: A Dozen Reasons You Should Visit Today

After seeing underwater images snapped at Wakatobi Dive Resort, you won’t need more than one reason to visit. But just in case, here are 11 more reasons Wakatobi should be on your bucket list.

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scuba diving in Ambon
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Scuba Diving in Ambon

Those who love muck diving and searching for wacky, weird critters should put scuba diving in Ambon, Indonesia on their bucket list.

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Wakatobi
Dive Locations In the Water Shops & Resorts Travel

All the Best of Wakatobi

With access to 43 documented sites, Wakatobi Dive Resort offers unparalleled diving in Southeastern Sulawesi. Here are a few of the best.

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Pelagian
In the Water Travel

Diving on the Pelagian

Divers don’t need an expedition vessel to explore the most pristine reefs in the Indian Ocean. They can now hop on Wakatobi Resort’s resident liveaboard, the Pelagian.

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zoo at wakatobi
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Night Dives in The Zoo at Wakatobi

It’s easy to see how The Zoo at Wakatobi got its name. Just minutes from the resort, this exceptional dive site offers a staggering diversity of marine life.

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Gili Air
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Dive Site: Harbor Reef, Gili Air, Lombok

Off the northwest coast of Lombok in Indonesia are the three tiny Gili Islands, a small archipelago that includes Gili Air, closest to the mainland. Right off the beach on Gili Air, the harbor’s house reef offers an incredible night dive.

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Dive Sites at Wakatobi
Dive Locations

Top Five Dive Sites at Wakatobi

That the diving at Wakatobi in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia, is amazing will come as news to no one. Here’s a quick peek at our top five favorite dive sites at Wakatobi.

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Pelagian
Travel

A Pelagian Cruise Reveals Indonesia’s Underwater Riches

Along with the luxurious land-based operation, Wakatobi Dive Resort operates the Pelagian, a luxury dive yacht that cruises broader areas of the Wakatobi archipelago and the southern part of Buton Island.

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Damai
Dive Locations Travel

Diving Indonesia on the Damai II

You might think that after 11 days spent on the luxurious Damai II liveaboard in Indonesia visiting Alor and Komodo we’d be ready for dry land. You’d be wrong.

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New stuff

Dive Site: Blue Lagoon, Padang Bai, Bali

One of the most popular dive sites in Padang Bai, Blue Lagoon offers incredible fish life and macro-hunting opportunities.
by Hélène Reynaud
Photo by [http://www.piscoweb.org/who/techs/cgotschalk.html Chris Gotschalk]

Marine Species: Basking Shark

The basking shark is the second-largest shark species in the world, and also one of the most unique. What makes it so cool?
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson
Komodo closure

Komodo National Park Closed to Tourists – Fake News or True Story?

Recent news reports claim that Komodo National Park will close to tourists. Is this fake news or a true story? And if it’s true, how will it affect divers?
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
Green Fins Dive

Protecting the Reef with the Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course

The Reef-World Foundation has applied 10 years’ of experience with the Green Fins initiative to a free online training course: The Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course.
by Guest Author