Dive Into Biodiversity Off Moyo Island

December 20, 2011
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Few islands in Indonesia’s Nusa Tenggara chain offer the same snorkeling travelers can find on Moyo Island. Lining the perimeter of the island's coast is a gold mine of untouched coral reefs. The reefs offer a trove of biodiversity that give even the most seasoned snorkeler something to revel in.

After arriving to the island aboard the Sea Safari VII, guests on IE’s Indonesian cruise will find that nearly all of the land is undeveloped. The Moyo Island Nature Reserve makes up most of the island, so nature travel through the island may offer sightings of wild boar, banteng or flying foxes. The reserve is also a pleasant home for a variety of species of birds.

Donning flippers and a snorkel mask, visitors can traverse the fine coral sand beaches to reach crystalline waters that are home to thousands of species of plants and animals. Massive sponges and healthy corals with vibrant colors await off-shore. Snorkelers may also pass by huge schools of fish such as banner fish and red tooth triggers. It is also common to see frogfish and white-tipped reef sharks.

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