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Sustainability and Conservation at Murex Dive Resorts

Sustainability and Conservation at Murex Dive Resorts

At Murex Dive Resorts it is our number one priority to promote conservation and ensure that our reefs, marine life and natural landscapes are protected. As the pioneers of underwater exploration in North Sulawesi we see ourselves as guardians of our ocean.  Murex’s founder, Dr. Hans Batuna was pivotal in promoting marine conservation in North […]

The Mantis Shrimp – A Record Breaking Critter

The Mantis Shrimp – A Record Breaking Critter

The Mantis Shrimp (of which there are numerous species) is a small, aggressive marine Crustacean, that can be found at all of our dive sites, including both muck and coral reef sites, around Bunaken, Bangka and Manado Bay. Mantis shrimps may be small, beautiful and boast vibrant colors, but they are also deadly and are […]

Up Close and Personnel with Dive Guide Anton Horman

Up Close and Personnel with Dive Guide Anton Horman

Some of you may be familiar with our “Up Close and Personnel” Blogs where we get to know some of our staff a little bit better. Have you dived with our Dive Guide Anton yet? Here we find out more about Anton, how he came to work at Murex Dive Resorts and why he loves […]

Anemone Eco-Systems: Hives of Activity in North Sulawesi

Anemone Eco-Systems: Hives of Activity in North Sulawesi

Anemones are not only beautiful to look at; they also offer protection from predators to numerous marine species. While sea anemones may look delicate, they actually take on the role of a fortress for many anemonefish species and crustaceans. To gain the protection of a sea anemone there is a price to pay which varies […]

Symbiosis: Marine Matchmaking in North Sulawesi

Symbiosis: Marine Matchmaking in North Sulawesi

Symbiosis is a system that has been in place on Earth among various species for millennia and nowhere is it more apparent than in the ocean and on coral reefs. Here are some of our favorite symbiotic match-made marine species which we spot regularly around our dive sites in North Sulawesi… Sea Cucumbers and Emperor […]

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