At last our new restaurant is finished – it was started in May 09 and was due to be completed in Aug 09. Like anything in Indonesia things get delayed and we are very happy that it was completed end of Sept 09.
It creates alot more space for guests as the old restaurant has been converted to a relaxing area.
On 19 September all our guests and diving crew participated in this event by going to clean up a part of the reef on Bunaken Island. We went to the base of the jetty next to Bunaken Village, and everyone dived or snorkeled for rubbish for about 2 hours.
The jetty is large and extends out from the island, out over the coral wall. We found alot of trash on the reef flat and in the shallows to 5m – in total we collected over 22 bags of trash that weighed a total of almost 900kg!
In the evening we also presented the PADI Coral Reef Conservation that was presented by our 3 IDC candidates.
Thanks to all our guests and staff, what a great day!!! Check out our clean-up pictures on Flickr.
Our IDC started at the beginning of this week. We have three candidates – Rod and Gina, and one of our local dive guides Dion – and they are being very spoilt with the services of both Course Director Brendon and Staff Instructor Tina!
This week Nigel started his Tec Deep Diver diving course. This is probably the first Tec course ever to be held in the area, and our aim is to explore the deeper caves & crevices of the islands at the 50-70m level. If there is colder water then there may be bigger fish! Watch this spot!!