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27 Sep / 2010
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All at Two Fish Divers Lembeh would like to congratulate Lucy who has just IMG_5730completed both her Open Water Course and Advanced Open Water course with us!!

Lucy got the diving bug within the first couple of hours and really  loved completing the Open Water Course – however she wasn’t too fond of the compass skills! She took to like a ‘duck to water’ and managed to perfect her buoyancy pretty quickly! 

After completing the Open Water and celebrating with a couple of Bintangs, Lucy decided to also complete her Advanced Open Water Course with Helen ( her own personal instructor!).

Wanting to fine-tune her buoyancy more we completed the Peak Performance Dive and then also got to use some of these skills on the Underwater Photography dive! Lucy was so lucky to be able to get photos of 2 Hairy Frogfish and a Shaggy Frogfish on this dive! She took the Deep and Navigation Dives within her stride and finish all the skills with ease! To complete her Advanced Course we went on a IMG_5727awesome Night Dive to Jahir – we were joined by squid, sponge crabs and a huge Common Reef Octopus just to name a few!

She set sail to enjoy some more fun dives at our resort in Bunaken and we wish her all the best in her travels and would love to see her back here soon!

If you would like any information on courses run by Two Fish Divers please do not hesitate to contact us on helen@twofishdivers.com .

26 Sep / 2010
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team clean up Yesterday was Project Aware International Clean-up Day and Two Fish Divers decided to visit the Trikora dive site to give it a spring clean.

We had two teams – Daria, Roland and Sanna were our surface team ( they were unable to dive due to flying the next day ) and they did an excellent job of collecting plastic caps, packets and paint tins from the surface and the shallow waters.

The Underwater Team comprised of Handry, Hendro and Steven ( three of our guides), Greg & Andrea, Jo & Tom, Lucy and also Helen our resident instructor and Clean-up coordinator. We all kept busy collecting plastic containers, pain tins, fishing net and lines and even clothing and nappies! All in all we collected approx 80-100kg on rubbish between us!

It was a great team effort and we would like to thank everyone who took part!

19 Sep / 2010
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Glossodoris cincta Lembeh Straits is a great place for night diving and this week we have had some awesome ones! I have been out completing a Night Diver Specialty and also Adventure Night Dives towards the Advanced Open Water course and the students have got to see some real cool critter action!

Serena is always great for a night dive – no current and plenty to see in the shallows and it is also a great place to see different types of Hermit Crabs, Decorator Crabs, Waspfish and cuttlefish.

A personal favorite night diving spot of mine is Jahir ( which is also awesome during the day!) and it turned out be a winner the other night which us seeing a Stargazer, Bobtail Squid, Frogfish, Octopus, Flamboyant cuttlefish and huge Pleurobranchus nudibranchs ( one was about 30cm across!) as well as Scorpionfish galore and more Glossodoris nudibranchs.

Here’s a few photos that Marianne ( buddy of one of my students!) took during the dive Jahir! Thanks for the photos Marianne!

13 Sep / 2010
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razor fish Just had a great dive on our house reef on Sunday afternoon with a really nice gentle drift.

Lighting was bad as it was cloudy and late-pm so the camera was a bit difficult, but still managed to get some good shots of a couple of scorpionfish, nudibranchs, nemo fish, school of razor fish, a dragon net and an orangutan crab.

Cheers – Nigel

 

11 Sep / 2010
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As you heard on a previous blog we have been extremely busy recently and we are continuing to be be busy as everyone is flocking to come and see the critters that have been on display!!

The Blue-Ringed Octopus has been seen many times over the last three weeks – we normally average 2-3 sightings a month but we have seen 4 on one dive alone and also probably 8-10 other sightings in the space of two weeks. They are a favourite due to their rare nature and also the fact that they are one of the most venomous creatures on the planet!

Pygmy Pipehorse JPGAnother regular has been the Pygmy Pipehorse – they are very hard to get a photo of as they take after their distant relative – Seahorses – and love to turn away as soon as you get them in focus. They are a relatively new discovery and are not seen in many places in the world. We have also seen the Hairy Ghost Pipefish which is not a regular sighting!

Don’t worry all the other critters are been seen as well – Flamboyant Cuttlefish and Frogfish are frequently seen as are the Mimic Octopus, beautiful Nudibranchs, Pygmy Seahorse and crazy-eyed Mantis Shrimps!!

We have also continued to have more people come to Lembeh to start or continue their dive education. Congratulations to Elodie on gaining her Open Water, Maria, Miguel and Bethune for completing their Digital Underwater Photography Specialty ( Bethune also completed his Night Diver Specialty) and Linda completed her Advanced Open Water course, which included an awesome dive on the Mawali Wreck! 

If you are coming to Two Fish soon, then we are looking forward to having you stay!


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