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Passing ancient volcanic mountain ranges, pristine mangrove forests and shallow seagrass beds, while turquoise waters slowly lap on deserted white beaches, it quickly becomes apparent that the Coral Triangle is a special place. Bounded by deep blue crystal waters it is home to a staggering 79% of known coral species and more reef fish diversity than anywhere else on our planet. We find ourselves extraordinarily fortunate to call this region our home. So together let us put another entry into My Reef’s Diary by experiencing first-hand how this breathtaking ecosystem has been shaped into the most biologically rich region on earth.
Each region in the Coral Triangle is unique in above and below water diversity. Some areas like the Banda Sea or the Komodo Islands are more suitable for a Liveaboard due to the distance between dive sites and the need for current-oriented dive planning. Other regions of the Coral Triangle offer a mixture of Land-based Resort and Liveaboard adventures, while others, such as the Sangalaki Archipelago in East Borneo are suitable only for Land-based Resorts.
19 August 2018 - 28 August 2018
A remote outpost in Indonesia’s northern archipelago the islands of Alor span an impressive 10,974 square kms of sea. Once servin...
31 August 2018 - 07 September 2018
Descending into Labuhan Bajo Airport you gaze out the window looking at the scene below. In the short one hour flight from Bali lush, tropical is...
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Sangalaki Island - A Natural Paradise
21 November 2017
On our 2 hour flight from Jakarta to Balikpapan, I was excitedly reading about the island we were about to visit. Sangalaki Island, is a small, densely forested 11.5 hectare island...
When bigger is not always better - the compact camera revolution has arrived
29 October 2017
We are seeing an increasing amount of divers using compact digital cameras to capture that special undersea moment and for some very good reasons. Here are 10 reasons which may make you cons...
Testimonialfrom Our Guests
A group of close friends and I sailed on the Alor itinerary aboard the Aurora in September of 2016. All of us are experienced divers who have dived all over the world, including 6 previous trips to Indonesia on various other live aboard dive vessels. We all agreed that the Aurora trip was one of, if not the best trips we had taken. There was really not a single aspect of the trip that was negative. The boat was in excellent condition and well laid out, the crew was outstanding, the food plentiful and delicious, and the diving was superb with great variety, from fascinating muck dives to exhilarating drift dives. A photographers dream, and even the remote land excursions were interesting and fun. Highly recommended.
A Simply stunning adventure with majestic scenery mixed with unforgettable experiences.
Rodrigo Lopez (Madrid, Spain)
A lifetime adventure and the beautiful images say it all. Thank you My Reef’s Diary, I will be back!
Jimmy Booth (Essex, UK)