Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Blue Oasis Technology Building Artificial Coral Reefs Off Malaysia and Portugal


A startup company called Blue Oasis Technology is building a pair of artificial coral reef “cities” off the coasts of Malaysia and Portugal.

The one off Malaysia is located in Sultan Iskandar Marine Park, and the other one is off the Portuguese coast of Comporta.

The Comporta reef will be 72 square kilometers (28 square miles). Both reefs will be made of square modules built from recycled sludge and rice husks.

Check out the video below or go to for more info.


John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.