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Tasikoki Black Macaque Rescue

Tasikoki Black Macaque Rescue

Murex Dive Operations Manager, Pim van Schendel was recently involved in the successful rescue of a black crested macaque (locally called Yaki) from one of the local villages close to Murex Manado. Read on to find out more! The male black crested macaque, named Mimi by his carers, had been caught in a snare trap […]

Snorkeling North Sulawesi

Snorkeling North Sulawesi

Snorkeling Bunaken, Manado & Bangka Why Choose North Sulawesi for Snorkeling? North Sulawesi is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, which is the most marine bio-diverse area on the planet. Known as the “Amazon of the Seas”, the Coral Triangle boasts over 500 species of reef building corals, more than 3,000 species of […]

The Pioneering History of Murex Dive Resorts

The Pioneering History of Murex Dive Resorts

Murex Dive Resorts was founded in 1988 by Dr. Hanny and his wife, Ineke Batuna. As the first scuba diver in North Sulawesi, Dr. Batuna pioneered many of the dive sites we dive today including our most popular sites at Bangka, Manado, Bunaken, Lembeh and others in between! He was instrumental in providing the only […]

Travel Practicalities and North Sulawesi FAQ’s

Travel Practicalities and North Sulawesi FAQ’s

Visiting North Sulawesi in Indonesia is an exciting and unforgettable experience – the trip of a lifetime with phenomenal diving, stunning scenery, spectacular wildlife and smiling friendly people wherever you go. To help to prepare for your stay at Murex Dive Resorts we have put together a list of questions which we are frequently asked […]

Ultimate Guide to Frogfish of North Sulawesi

Ultimate Guide to Frogfish of North Sulawesi

Ultimate Guide to Frogfish of North Sulawesi (and how to identify frogfish species) Frogfish are a highlight of diving here in North Sulawesi and the variety and number of species we have across our reefs is astonishing. Frogfish have a number of unique characteristics, which make them completely different to other marine fishes. What Makes […]

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