Lots of excitement in Bunaken this week as usual, both in and out of the water!
Initially, my week started off on a bad note with visa issues. Let this be a note to all who are doing their Divemaster course, get your visa renewal done early. I had thought that it would be a quick process, and it would have been relatively so, if only I had gotten the wheel moving earlier. After I turned my papers into the front desk late last week, I was told the process would take longer than I had expected.
This week we saw 5 Mola Mola on 1 dive in Lembongan so I thought that I would find out what a Mola Mola is, and the first thing I discovered is that the Mola Mola is the heaviest bony fish in the world!! (sharks and rays can be heavier, but they’re cartilaginous fish).
The Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish, resembles a big floating blob, and the adult has an average weight of 1,000 kg and is 180cm long (250cm fin to fin).
Weekly round-up: hairy octopus in Lembeh, a great photo of a Giant Flathead from Bunaken, and Molas still being seen in Lembongan. Plus we have just announced our Special Offers for next year Jan-Mar, and we found a great deal to get PADI to pay for some conservation!
Padi has a contest for new Dive Masters. To enter you have to have just finished your DMT, so I will have to wait a couple of weeks to send this in,, but I thought I might share it with all of you in the meantime.