The island of Bunaken in North Sulawesi may get all the hype, but the nearby isle of Bangka has fewer crowds and plenty to offer. The spectacular coral gardens around the southern tip play host to marine life of all sorts. I’ll let the pictures of some of my favorite critters from my latest snorkeling adventure (including one night snorkel) speak for themselves.
… and one lonely sea star (Linckia multifora) arm:
Fish That Lie on Rocks (Lizardfish)
Banded Sea Snakes
Dory (Royal Blue Tang) Asleep in the Coral
Sponges — Plus Unidentified Items That Look Like Pine Cones
As Yet Unidentified — But Very Cool — Sea Objects!
If you can get to Bangka, the sea will not disappoint …
… and neither will the beach!