Murex - Bangka
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Since 1987, Murex has hosted scuba divers from all over the world and continues today providing quality service within a tranquil, tropical resort setting showing divers the wonders of Bunaken National Park, Bangka island area and Lembeh Strait.
Murex is the pioneer dive resort in North Sulawesi. As such, they were the first to introduce Nitrox to North Sulawesi, the first to open a dive center on Bangka island and today the only dive operation servicing three locations.
Few dive destinations match the diversity found in North Sulawesi. Known for steep walls and abundant hard coral, Bunaken Marine Park is easily accessed from Murex. In recent years, Manado Bay has become popular for finding critters for divers who want to experience muck diving. Bangka island offers white sand bottoms, pinnacles and wonderful soft coral. Both Bunaken & Bangka have stable and healthy fish life. In many areas strong currents bring nutrient-rich water from the ocean depths close to shore, creating one of the most beautiful coral environments.
Muck enthusiasts venture to the waters of Lembeh Strait with is endless promises of finding and photographing rare and unusual critters. Marine scientists believe Lembeh Strait has the highest concentration of unusual under water animal life found anywhere on the planet.
Can you imagine diving all year round in more than 150 dive sites with 1000 reef fish species? You Can! In terms of sheer diversity and variety of scuba diving, North Sulawesi is quite possibly one of the best dive destinations in the world. Just take a closer look at what it has to offer and you’ll soon see why.