THIS WEEK IN LEMBEH… Yet more sightings of Blue Ringed Octopus (this is a great time for spotting them), plus Hairy Ghost Pipefish, a fantastic sighting of a free-swimming Mimic Octopus, Hairy Frogfish, Lembeh Sea Dragons, Stargazers, Wonderpus, Pygmy Seahorse and lots more! Watch out next week for another Dive against Debris here in Lembeh. Thanks again to Lisa for the fab photo.
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Don’t forget that our 2012 Photo Competition is still on, and the winners get a free holiday in Bunaken or Lembeh!!
Entry is free via our Facebook, and is for anyone that dived with us in 2012.
Not sure if your picture is good enough? Compare your photo’s with last years winners (http://ow.ly/eMyXs) and enter anyway!!
In September 2012, Dr Mark Erdmann and Dr Gerry Allen were visiting Manado as Guest Lecturers for a biology workshop. At the same time they conducted a survey of fish species to measure the marine biodiversity in North Sulawesi, and it threw up some most absolutely amazing unexpected results. Namely that North Sulawesi has more marine diversity than Komodo and West Thailand, so now you can dive some of the best marine diversity on the planet with us!
How did this reach this conclusion? To begin with, they recorded 967 species from 329 genera and 84 families, and they said that they were “nowhere near reaching a plateau with every day adding 25-40 new records to the list!”.
Our resort in Bunaken has just been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2012 from Tripadvisor!!
The Certificate of Excellence is for 4+ star and it is a fantastic result. We would like to say thanks to all our guests that helped us with this, as well as all our staff who made this happen.
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21OCT12: We have been taking out Peter from Aquatice Alliance for more manta research, and the other day we did a double whammy of Manta Point and Manta Bay.
Manta Point provided a superb experience as we witnessed a manta mating train, this is the courtship ritual where a series of males follow a female around vying for her acceptance to mate with them. Manta Bay was consistent with some mantas on the surface which the guys were lucky enough to snorkel with.
On a previous trip we came across a heavily pregnant female. This is/was very exciting because it was thought that the birthing times was around august.