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ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN INDONESIA'S NTH SULAWESI



WAKATOBI'S ANCIENT REEF DWELLERS

THE LADY IS A TRAMP
By LEIGH BISHOP

Taking steps to preserve (as well as promote) growth of healthy coral ecosystems
NORTH Sulawesi is a relatively unknown treasure as a diving hot spot, but anyone who has ever visited the area before, knows how rich the biodiversity is in these warm, tropical waters. Lazy turtles are hanging out on the corals, schools of colourful reef fish are darting through the shimmering light, and (much) smaller life is waiting to be explored by divers with a sharp eye — from robust ghost pipe fish to teeny-weeny crabs.
It’s a sheer joy to dive here and we want divers from all corners of the world to enjoy it, preferably forever. This is why we as a resort take great care of our dive sites.


Did you know that the reefs of Wakatobi are home to some of the oldest and most resilient creatures in the animal kingdom? Creatures that have survived more than a dozen planet-wide mass extinctions and outlasted the dinosaurs. You will find them everywhere from the shallows to the deepest dive sites, and they can live for hundreds of years. Pretty impressive for an animal that can’t even run away from danger.
A growing understanding
Sponges were once thought to be plants. Which is understandable, because they have no brain, digestive system, or circulatory network. They stay rooted in place, grow like a colorful vegetable, and when chopped into small pieces, will anchor back to the reef and regenerate.


Often it’s the little things in life that please us, could this be true about those relatively unknown and less famous shipwrecks in our waters, to which there are many. Leigh Bishop returns to one such small and unknown wreck that although not famous or known in its own right was still part of serious maritime history.
It often amazes me just how far technology in our diving equipment has evolved in recent years. Sometimes it makes me angry to think that during the true ‘heyday’ of technical diving exploration, equipment we all now take for granted was not available but needed more so than now!

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