Megan marine biologist

Guest Post by Megan Meyers: a Biologist’s Perspective of Komodo

From Darwin to Finding Nemo As a biologist, one of the things that impresses me more than anything else is biodiversity and pristine habitat, mostly because there are so few places left that allow me to see both. Darwin (or as us biologists call him, the father of evolution) set forth on the voyage of the beagle 187 years ago. […]

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Destination Highlight: Alor Archipelago – Part Two

Sometimes, we divers wish we could stay underwater forever, but since we’re not fish, we must come up to the surface from time to time. However, when it comes to being on the surface in Alor, fish are the ones who will miss out! Let’s discover the highlights of Alor Archipelago’s above water wonders.  Read on for the Alor above […]

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anthias in alor by laura leersnyder

Destination Highlight: Alor Archipelago – Part One

Where in the world is the Alor Archipelago? What is so great about Alor? Here is everything you need to know about the Alor underwater wonders on the Adelaar’s new route starting from October 2018. The Alor Archipelago stretches from Maumere, Flores across the Pantar Strait to the island of Alor. There are many small islands located in this Strait […]

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Religions of Indonesia

The six official religions recognized by the Indonesian government are Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. This does not account for the tribal and ancestral beliefs and traditions, which existed long before explorers set foot on these islands, and long before Indonesia became Indonesia. As previously mentioned, such a diverse and wide country is bound to have a very […]

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10 Reef-Friendly Sunscreens: Protecting Yourself And The Ocean While You Tan

Sunscreens provide essential protection from the burning sun but have been found to destroy reefs around the world due to their chemical composition. The good news is that  alternatives are now available. We can keep protecting ourselves in a healthier fashion, and the coral at the same time thanks to reef-friendly sunscreens.   99,9% of the population love a sunny […]

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Sharks Of Komodo

What types of sharks can you hope to see in the Komodo National Park? With over 400 shark species in the world, one’s list of diving destinations must spread far and wide in order to see them all. So how many can be ticked off the long list by scuba diving in this stunning location? White Tip Reef Shark (Triaenodon […]

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