Over the last couple of weeks we have had great weather here at Lembeh. Not only have our guests seen flamboyant cuttlefish, stargazers, hairy frogfish, and clown frogfish, but also the latest Lembeh discovery, named the Lembeh Dragon. It looks a little bit like a pipefish and a little bit like a sea horse, and is a wee little critter about 3-4 cm long – see photo on right taken by Chris Payne, who stayed with us at Two Fish Divers Lembeh in early January
After the service, a huge buffet was served that consisted of mainly local dishes, this was a great hit by staff and guests alike.
Merry Xmas everyone!!
Last Thursday I was diving at Hin Muang / Hin Daeng in the South Andaman Sea (SW of Phuket, Thailand) when along came a very large Manta Ray. It cruised around for quite a while. On the next dive, a couple more Mantas arrived and glided around for most of the dive. They seem to enjoy swimming through bubbles. One came within a meter of me before passing over my head. Magic!
To watch two minutes of video footage of the Manta Rays, please visit this page on my website: http://web.me.com/peter.walker/peterwalker.com/Mantas.html
(emailed to TwoFish by Peter Walker)
We installed our first hot water system into Standard Cottage 1. This is just a trial for now, we want to see how the loading on our electricity is affected. We installed a new & larger generator a few months ago but the power need of a hot water unit is very big and so can affect the rest of the resort.
If all goes well, we will be putting in hot water into Bunaken in the first quarter 2009. This will make night dives much more enjoyable!
On Monday, 09 December we had our annual Christmas Party at Two Fish Divers Lembeh Resort. To say that we had a “full house” would be an understatement – approximately 120 guests from nearby Mawali village, from our Manado office, and from Two Fish Divers Bunaken Resort joined the festivities!
The church service was followed by a feast with tasty local foods, and music was provided by our own incredibly talented dive staff. Our kitchen was a hive of activity from early morning onwards, and helped by local ladies our kitchen staff managed to feed everyone, and a great day was enjoyed by all the staff, in-house guests and visitors.
Marry Xmas everyone!!