I sorted the underwater photos from our diving adventures in Sulawesi in two posts. Here are some more above and underwater photos from the Togian Islands. Among these are photos of one of my favourite marine creatures, the Denise’s Pygmy Seahorse. This tiny creature can be found on gorgonian seafans in the Coral Triangle. It will take some effort to spot them as they are superbly camouflaged and very small (around 1 centimeter or smaller). All in all the marine life variety in the Togian Islands was extremely impressive and I can only imagine how richer these waters were in life before too much human interference.
Update July 2015: Apparently, due to a conflict with the local government, the resort has closed down. Which is really sad to hear and I am afraid that the natural area around these Togian Islands will not be same anymore. I want to thank Walea and its staff for the amazing time we had over there, and their efforts regarding the preservation of the centuries old pristine reefs.
With broken heart we announce you that we won’t be able to provide our services after Easter 2015 due to an unsolvable conflict with the local government about the management of the Marine Protected Area. Unfortunately we can no longer offer our services since we can’t assure a peaceful and comfortable environment. Therefore the resort and the protected area will be closed to the public until further news.
WALEA DIVE & SPA RESORT TEAM