Read on to understand why Sarah Ann Wormald, a writer and employee of one of our partners Murex Dive Resorts, is inspired daily by their ethos and conservation efforts.
As someone who has been fortunate enough to live in Indonesia for the last 12 years and to have dived across this stunning archipelago, people often ask me what draws me to North Sulawesi. The answer for me is easy; incredibly diverse diving which covers everything from reefs and walls through to the world’s best muck diving; amazing people; and at Murex Dive Resorts I have found a like-minded team who are willing to go the extra mile to conserve their stunning natural environments.
Murex have been in business for over 30 years which really speaks for itself, they are the true pioneers of diving in North Sulawesi. But, that’s not the reason I work there, I wasn’t living in Indonesia 30 years ago and I probably hadn’t heard of Sulawesi, but what I do know is that they never stopped being pioneers and are as much pioneers today as they ever have been – and to be a part of that is really quite incredible.
Like most divers, I’ve always had an affinity with the ocean, and like most divers, I want to protect what I love. Murex don’t just practice conservation because it’s good for business or the trend of the times, they practice conservation and sustainability because they love the ocean. The company was founded by Dr. Hans Batuna who discovered many of the dive sites in North Sulawesi and then became instrumental in the creation of the Bunaken Marine Park, because he found something beautiful and wanted to take care of it.
Murex really don’t follow trends – they set them, and that’s exciting.