Peacock Mantis Shrimp

The Mantis Shrimp, neither shrimp nor mantis, receive their name purely from the physical resemblance to both the terrestrial praying mantis and the shrimp. They may reach 30 centimeters (12 in) in length, although exceptional cases of up to 38 cm (15 in) have been recorded. Mantis shrimp appear in a variety of colors, from shades of browns to bright neon colors. Although they are common animals and among the most important predators in many shallow,... Read More

Castaway Divers do Castaway Yoga

Castaway Resort is offering the perfect healthy, active getaway. Come diving during the day and then stretch your way into the sunset with Fernando, our part-time Divemaster, full-time Yoga instructor and all around fun guy! Fernando teaches Yoga every morning and evening, a perfect way to prepare for a full day and wind down after some amazing diving!  Read More

… Is your sunscreen killing corals?

According to a recent article in the National Geographic, four common sunscreen components can activate dormant viruses in coral’s symbiotic algae, known as zooxanthellae, which live within the reef’s tissues. These sunblock chemicals stimulate viral replication until coral’s zooxanthallae explode, releasing viruses into the surrounding seawater, where they can infect neighboring coral reef systems. It is thought that about 4,000 to 6,000 metric... Read More

Beach Cleaning!

Today Loic, Castaway’s resident freedive instructor, organized this month’s beach cleaning. 38 Castaway staff and friends went to Adang island and cleared a great strip of white sandy beach…. we collected 35+ bags of plastic bottles, styrofoam debris, lost flip-flops, tangled fishing line, tin containers, beer cans and much much more! Its important to keep our beaches clean and our oceans garbage free!  Read More