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07 Sep / 2012
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Cuttlefish from east LembehKaren & Tom will be joining us in Lembeh for their 5th trip 4-11 November. Although they are keen muck-divers, they are dead keen to do some exploration diving as well. We are therefore opening an invitation to anyone else who also wants to join us!

We will be running normal diving during this time, but as Karen & Tom want to do as much exploration as possible, we will also be be running exploration trips almost every day!


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03 Sep / 2012
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Two Fish Divers Bunaken - Dive Against Debris

As part of Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action, our team in Bunaken took to the seas armed with trash bags and hauled in over 197kg of trash! Well done guys!!

Visit our Facebook page to find out more about our conservation efforts in Bunaken.

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10 Aug / 2012
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Swimming Pool in Bunaken ready for swimmingWe are really please to announce that our new swimming pool in Bunaken is now complete and ready for use!

We started it in Jan with the digging and transport of materials, and it was finally finished on 27 July. We had an official opening by the local village head and community leaders such as the village priest, and we invited all the workers to come and have a swim! Soon after this it was open to guests.


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02 Aug / 2012
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Iain and Brendon ready for the Coelecanth expeditionLast week we undertook our deepest dive yet to 120m. One of our guests Iain visited us with his rebreather and decided to take advantage of the tec diving facilities offered by our sister company BunakenTec. These services include full support for trimix diving on both open circuit and rebreather, and paticipation in deep exploration dives to search for the rare dinosaur fish called the Coelecanth (read previous blog The Coelecanth, Living Fossil in Bunaken).

Brendon is our TEC Manager/Instructor/Diver at BunakenTec, and he organised the 2nd Coelecanth exploration with Iain. He was using his ISC Megaladon electronic rebreather and Iain was using his Inspiration rebreather with the Narced @90 head

After a day of some test dives to 50m, the exploration consisted of 3 deep dives over 3 days:

  • Dive 1 to 90m for 20min with total dive time of 120mins
  • Dive 2 to 100m for 20min with total dive time of 171min
  • Dive 3 to 120m for 17mins with total dive time of 200mins

Iain at 110mFor the full report, please read the BunakeTec blog about the Coelacanth Dive Expedition – July 2012.

What was also very interesting about Iain’s trip was that it showed the range of diving  that this area has to offer for rebreather divers. Before he undertook the expedition, Iain spent 4-5 days doing recreational dives with us around Bunaken, using his rebreather and camera. After the expedition he went to Lembeh and spent another 4-5 days doing recreational dives. Fantastic recreational diving as well as  fantastic TEC diving – what other area gives this range of diving opportunities in one dive holiday?

If you want to find our more about TEC or rebreather diving or Coelencanth expeditions, you can email Brendon(at)TwoFishDivers.com.

30 Jul / 2012
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Blue ring octopus
We have been seeing loads of Blue Ring Octopus recently in Lembeh so we thought we would tell you a bit about them!

Ecology
There are possibly 10 different species of blue-ringed octopus but only 4 have been formally names and all are inhabitants of asian-pacific waters:

  • Greater Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata)
  • Lesser Blue-ringed Octopus or Southern Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena maculosa)
  • Blue-lined Octopus (Hapalochlaena fasciata)
  • Hapalochlaena nierstraszi


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