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December Highlights – Another Fantastic Year at Murex Dive Resorts

 

Wow – what an incredible year we’ve had – thank you to all of you who have visited us over 2018. We’d like to take a moment to share with you our latest news and highlights of the year…

Murex Dive Resorts’ 30th Birthday

We were delighted to announce our 30th Birthday earlier in the year – what a milestone! Our 30 years in business is a testament to our guests and staff, past and present, who have supported us. Thank you to everyone!

Murex Highlights

Murex celebrated 30 years of incredible diving and marine conservation

Dr. Batuna Inducted to the International Scuba Divers Hall of Fame

This prestigious award serves as a reminder of our founding father’s passion for the ocean, commitment to preserving the natural beauty of North Sulawesi and providing opportunities for the local people. Dr. Batuna is sorely missed but this serves to honor his lifetime achievements.

Batuna Murex

Dr. Batuna & his wife Ineke

New Deluxe Ocean View Bungalows at Murex Bangka

One of our biggest highlights of 2018 has been the construction of our new bungalows at Murex Bangka. Carrying out construction on a remote, tropical island is not an easy task, but we did it and our beautiful new bungalows are finished and we are taking bookings. The stunning bungalows offer views over the ocean, deluxe accommodation and large verandas with day beds – the perfect place to relax after a day of diving.

Ocean View Deluxe Bangka

Our beautiful new Deluxe Ocean View accommodation at Murex Bangka

Going Solar Powered at Murex Bangka

Again, another huge project but with our 38 solar panels we are now able to deliver 24 hour electricity to the new bungalows. It’s important to us to conserve the natural environment of Bangka Island and this project is part of our ongoing commitment.

Solar power Bangka

38 new solar panels at Murex Bangka

Bangka Coral Farm and Ocean Gardener Courses

These are wonderful new additions. Ocean Gardener courses teach divers how to identify different species of coral and to actually plant new corals on Bangka’s coral farm. We are looking forward to seeing the coral farm grow over the coming years.

Murex Bangka coral farm

Replanting coral fragments at Murex Bangka

10 New Dive and Snorkel Guides

We have 10 new dive guides who have undergone Murex’s extensive diving, rescue and marine biology training. Having additional Dive Guides means we are able to offer even more flexible diving and snorkeling options for guests. Welcoming new members to our team and giving more local people opportunities is always a pleasure – welcome to all!

Introduction of Black Water Diving

Black water diving is an exciting way to discover the creatures that come up from the deep. This new way of diving involves using lights from the surface to attract oceanic critters. We highly recommend this for anyone who has not tried it before – and the deep waters between Manado and Bunaken are the perfect location.

Black water diving

New at Murex: Black water diving

So as you can all see it’s been a very busy year but such a rewarding one. Once again a big thank you to our staff and guests and we hope to see you again soon in North Sulawesi. With so many developments at all of our resorts, there’s no better time to take a Passport to Paradise and discover all 3 of our locations. Dive Bunaken -> Bangka -> Lembeh in one phenomenal trip. We provide seamless boat diving transfers from resort to resort so you’ll have no wasted travel days – just dive your way around the best dive sites in North Sulawesi.

For more information or to make a booking contact us on: reservations@MurexDive.com

 

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