What better way to spend your days off than learning to dive??! That is what Elodie did when she was given a few days leave from her project work here in North Sulawesi!
Elodie took to diving like a professional and breezed through the classroom sessions, confined skills and also all the open water dives. She was lucky enough to see some of the rare Lembeh Critters on her dives including the Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Pegasus Sea Moth and a Blue-Ringed Octopus. One of the coolest things we saw on the course was snake ell enjoying his lunch of Lizardfish! It was an amazing sight to see as he came about a metre out of his hole to capture his prey!
It was an absolute pleasure (and we had lots of laughs!) to teach Elodie and we hope to see her back on Lembeh soon!
What did you do last Sunday morning? I decided to go for a dive with my camera and our new DM student, Phillipa, and we came across some mating turtles. This is the first time I have seen this in 11 years of diving here, and it was amazing!
I managed to get some close up shots of the female before the male arrived and Phillipa got some distance shots of the action – I had my macro lens on so was lucky to get the close-ups!
Lets hope its not another 11 years before we see this again!
Cheers – Nigel
Just wanted to say congratulations to Charig and Jop on comlpleting their Open Water courses with us.
Charig had to leave yesterday but Jop is stayed on for another day, he loves diving so much that he decided to do the Deep Diver from the advanced course and is now exploring the walls of Bunaken to 30m!
Hope to see you both again, happy diving!
They spent the week fun diving and doing some courses – EFR, Advanced course & Nitrox speciality.
On their last night we gave them a special romantic dinner on the beach by the sea with a nice bottle of red wine (sorry, it was Argentinian wine!).
We had great fun with them, and we hope that they will visit us on their anniversary next year!
Lembeh Straits is a Mecca for underwater photographers as they love the current-free (well most of the time!) waters, sandy bottoms and the multitude of crazy critters we have living here!
They both spent time with Gizmo (our resident photography instructor and resort manager) learning firstly about caring and looking after their underwater cameras. They went on to learn about understanding the camera and how to maximize the functions to get the best possible photos underwater.
One of the most important elements of a good photo is good composition and lighting and Gizmo gave them both plenty of tips on taking the best photo possible.
Even the world’s best photographers use a photo-editing programme and during their course both Dan and James gained some skills in ‘post production’!
Check out a mixture of their photos in the album. A couple of my favourites are the Feather Star on Whip Coral and Lionfish/Bannerfish Ménage (see above)!
Thanks to James and Dan for allowing us to publish their photos and ‘Great Job’ to both of them!
If you would like to take this course on your trip to Two Fish Divers Lembeh, then please drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org .