This Week in Lembeh…. There is a Cold Bonanza! Waters have been slowly chilling the last past weeks in the strait, dropping to a much cooler 24deg. Where as this may not sound pleasant, life is exploding all over the place. We are getting more sightings of Cephalopods, Nudibranchs, Shrimps, Crabs, the water is really alive. Night dive’s have been going out on a daily basis with Bobtailed squid, long arm octopus, squids, congregating sea hares, and many more critters being highlights.
Grey giant frogfish or commerson’s frogfish at the south gilis. This beauty can grow up to 38 cm and can change their coloration in a few. But he is not alone we found on top at our dive site “gili ringit east”another green one. This week in Lombok we saw also: white leaffish; orang utan crap; hairy spider crap; pygmy seahorse; turtle and many more!
We had Hilde and Marcel diving with us. They saw a frogfish for the first time. They liked our grey friend and said: “Breathtaking and amazing what the sea is creating…”
This week in Lembongan… we are proud to welcome five new members in the worldwide diving community. Anneloes, Giel, Cyrielle, Aurélien and Edouard just finished their Open Water Course. We had a lot of fun trying to do bubble ring in the water, watching mantas dancing around and looking in the blue to find molas molas!
This week in Tec… Even old salty sea dogs can be taught new tricks. Dyed in the wool CMAS diver Ben from Switzerland has been coming to Bunaken for years and it looks like we may have finally persuaded him to do his decompression properly. Picture shows Ben with his “Biberon” of 50%.
This week in Bunaken… Dive guide Rolly really made the day for his divers, Magnus and Jonas from Denmark, when he found this stunning pair of halimeda ghost pipefish on the dive site Alung Banua. Halimeda ghost pipefish are very rare and sought after by many macro enthusiasts so we are super excited to have them here. Seeing that this is a pair we are hoping that they are going to hang around for a while! (Thank you Jonas for the photo!)