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Dugongs and Mermaids

Recently, guests of Murex Bangka had a wonderful sighting of a Dugong and were able to video it foraging for food. Since many Facebook followers seemed to be interested in the video, we decided to post a little information on this loveable creature that is said to be the inspiration for the mermaid lore. O.K. […]

From Greek Mythology to Manado Dive Resort

From Greek Mythology to Manado Dive Resort

Being new to Murex I was curious about the role the Batuna’s and Murex Resorts had in the evolution of diving in North Sulawesi. While speaking with Mrs. Batuna recently, she showed me a photo album a past guest had made and sent to her. It occurred to me that these guests must have really […]

Reefseekers Trip Report

Reefseekers Trip Report

Here is recap of the trip report from the Reefseekers Dive Co. to Murex Manado. They stayed for 9 days with us this month and had a great time. The full trip report can be viewed here and downloaded as a PDF file here. Group leader Ken Kurtis made a great slide show that can […]

New Oceanfront duplex Bungalows

New Oceanfront duplex Bungalows

Reserve your Oceanfront duplex Bungalow now! Murex Bangka has always been a family friendly resort and we’ve just completed 2 new duplex Bungalows. Our Oceanfront Bungalows are the perfect combination of privacy and convenience. With adjoining rooms you can put the kids next door and leave the double doors opened for easy access or for […]

Underwater Hot Springs around Bangka Island

Close to Bangka Island there are several dive sites that have these underwater hot springs. Water is heated up by geothermal activity within the earth’s crust and this water is pushed out through a hydrothermal vent. The vent is a fissure in the planet’s surface from which geothermally heated water escapes. Hydrothermal vents exist because […]

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