Halimeda ghost pipefish

Halimeda Ghost Pipefish our favourite fish in Bunaken this week

The Halimeda ghost pipefish was our favourite fish in Bunaken this week. We have a couple of divesites around Bunaken where the trained eyes of our diveguides find that cutie-pie! Here is some info about the rarity from Wikipedia: “Halimeda ghost pipefish, Solenostomus halimeda, is a species of false pipefishes belonging to the family Solenostomidae.…

orangutan crab

Orangutan Crab is a cool sighting in Bunaken

We see Orangutan crab or Achaeus japonicus quite regularly and they are always cool critters when they wave with their little claws. You find them usually in bubble coral or anemone’s. They have relatively longs arms and are reddish or brown and quite often have a bit of debris stuck on their hairy arms. We had a…

Sharing Their Divemaster Course Experience

Lynn gearing up for her divemaster courseDivemaster course is a really hard work to me as it deals with many tanks and equipment every day. Having a petite frame, these hard works can knock me out sometimes, nevertheless, it’s still a great experience. I have reviewed open-water skills in the pool with my instructor and learned some new techniques, such as filling cylinders, managing the boat, and doing my first briefing on the boat.
The environment here is good, the food was yummy, the staffs are friendly, and there are 3 lovely big dogs. Everything is simply just brilliant.  Except if it could rain slightly less but we are in the raining season. Despite the rain, the visibility is good underwater.

Lynn

Divemaster trainee Jason and his experience

Divemaster trainee and his experienceHey folks!
So Here I am in Bunaken Island and after a little over a week and I can tell you I have survived! You can say I have thrown myself into the deep end with this my first days of diving were straight to learning a rescue course then starting on my Divemaster training with Instructor Markus and the other DMT Romana (who is at a similar level of experience to myself).

Bunaken Beach and Dive Site Clean Up by The Whole Community

Bunaken clean up 20 Jan 17 pic 2
It is great to see what can be achieved if everybody works together! We had an amazing combined effort to do a beach clean up at Bunaken village and the divesite Muka Kampung on the reef in front of the village. The dive resorts Siladen resort, Cakalang resort, Cica Senang and Two Fish Divers supplied the boats and divers and the people from Bunaken village cleaned up the beach. The 30 divers alone collected an astonishing 200 kg of debris in the 60 min dive!