Weekly Summary #5, Dec 2013
Welcome to our weekly round-up, last one of 2013! We hope that you had a great XMas last week, followed up with a great New Year.
- why not visit the sharks and manta’s the next time you are in Singapore
- On the critter front, we had a Frogfish-tastic week in Lembeh, but what is a frogfish?
Weekly diving round-up: divers had a great experience with dolphins in Bunaken, we had 10 Ambon scorpionfish on one dive in Lembeh, and for Christmas we had a nice present with the visit of santa Mola Mola in SD Point in Lembongan!
This week in Lembongan, Bali
We have had some good time again. Few Mantas were around manta bay, bamboo shark, turtles, barracuda and big grouper, as well some Mantis, Shrimp, lobster, Scorpion fish, leaf fish… For Christmas we had a nice present with the visit of santa Mola Mola in SD Point.
All the staff went for outing as well and had fun in the water park of Kuta!!! Pictures are coming soon. So let’s finish the end of the year with good quality dives! See you soon
This week in Lembeh
We welcome back many return guests as well as some who are completely new to Muck Diving… All have been impressed with this week’s critter selection.
Christmas Day turned up Blue Ringed Octopus, Rhinopias, Harlequin Shrimp, Tiger Shrimp and a Wunderpus! Other days we’ve seen Mimic Octopus, Bargibanti, Denise and Pontohi Pygmy Seahorses, Common and Thorny Seahorse, Ornate, Robust and Halimeda Ghost Pipefish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Hairy Frogfish and ten (10!) Ambon Scorpionfish on one site!!
This week in Bunaken
We have had some rain in the evening this week but the visibility is still good. One of the favourite sightings was a large pod of dolphins that were seen from the boat after the rescue diver course. The dolphins were very friendly and stayed around for a long time on the surface for the divers to take photos, and this was all in front of Two Fish Divers resort. It was a great treat after the dives. Thanks to Bjorn Lohmer for this photo.
We want to say a special hello to an old friend. Ben from Switzerland (widely known as Swiss Ben!) has been visiting us for 3-4 weeks diving in Bunaken almost every year for the last 10years, and he is here again with his family for XMas. Hola Ben, Amandine, Kenno and Loyanne!!
On the diving side we have been seeing the usual, but this week we have seen more eagle rays and sea snakes. And we ran another TEC try-it, and five divers joined us to have fun in the silent world of rebreather diving.
Here are our current special offers for next year.
|HALF PRICE BUDDY DISCOUNT
Bring your buddy for only 50% of published prices when you book a 5N or more dive package in Lembeh, Bunaken or Bali.
|SOLO DIVER PROMO
Get a 10% discount from our package prices when you book a 5 nights or more dive package in Bunaken, Lembeh or Bali.
|TEC COURSES DISCOUNT
Get a 20% discount on TEC courses in Bunaken, Lembeh or Bali.
Critter Corner – What is a Frogfish?
This week we had a Frogfish-tastic week in Lembeh with lots of different species: Hairy, Giant, Painted, Warty / Clown, all of varying colours and sizes. PLUS we found three Sargassum frogfish when cleaning our beach in front of the resort!
But what are these weird fish?
If you have a few hours to kill in Singapore and want to see some sharks and mantas, then take a visit to the Singapore aquarium on Sentosa. Regardless of your conservation views, we really think it was worth it after we took a visit with our kids (aged 4 and 6) and had a great day out.