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North Sulawesi – what a crowd pleaser!

When many divers hear ‘North Sulawesi’ they actually think ‘muck diving’ as in the infamous Lembeh Strait. But being in the centre of the Coral Triangle North Sulawesi has so much more to offer – something for everyone.

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Saving Bangka

We just got back from Indonesia and my head is still reeling as I write this (partly due to lack of sleep). We visited several, quite different diving destinations over the three weeks we were away, all good, but there’s one that sticks out in my mind like no other: Bangka, in northern Sulawesi.