Our guests have been having a top time this week and seeing a tonne of
weird and wonderfully different fish and critters, big and small.
We had our first day trip of 2010 to Bangka this week, leaving at 7am,
doing 2 morning dives, a tasty lunch on the boat, followed by a great
afternoon dive at Paradise jetty on route home and returning in time
for tea. We saw amongst other things, some giant frog fish and
crocodile fish, clown frog fish, thorny seahorses and many ornate
ghost pipe fish. On the journey home, the boat was given a dolphin
escort for part of the way.
On two amazing dives at Pangalingan and Sachiko, the guests got up
close with no less than nine black tip and white tip sharks, as well
as plenty of giant trevally and barracuda.
Our visit to The Wreck didn’t disappoint either… the schoal of
friendly bat fish came out to play, there were nudibranchs galore and
the slope after the wreck was dotted with mantis shrimps, ribbon and
garden eels, a white mouth moray, a sea snake and a very impressive
octopus. The second dive on the house reef delivered a cute but
camera-shy pigmy seahorse.
Today’s highlights were definitely the HUGE green turtle and the
miniscule hippocampus seahorse at Tanjung.
Who knows what tomorrow may bring but it’s going to have to be
something extra special to top that lot!
A big thank you to our lovely guest Johan from Holland for giving us
these photos to share with you.