What did you do last Sunday morning? I decided to go for a dive with my camera and our new DM student, Phillipa, and we came across some mating turtles. This is the first time I have seen this in 11 years of diving here, and it was amazing!
I managed to get some close up shots of the female before the male arrived and Phillipa got some distance shots of the action – I had my macro lens on so was lucky to get the close-ups!
Lets hope its not another 11 years before we see this again!
Cheers – Nigel
Just wanted to say congratulations to Charig and Jop on comlpleting their Open Water courses with us.
Charig had to leave yesterday but Jop is stayed on for another day, he loves diving so much that he decided to do the Deep Diver from the advanced course and is now exploring the walls of Bunaken to 30m!
Hope to see you both again, happy diving!
They spent the week fun diving and doing some courses – EFR, Advanced course & Nitrox speciality.
On their last night we gave them a special romantic dinner on the beach by the sea with a nice bottle of red wine (sorry, it was Argentinian wine!).
We had great fun with them, and we hope that they will visit us on their anniversary next year!
Lembeh Straits is a Mecca for underwater photographers as they love the current-free (well most of the time!) waters, sandy bottoms and the multitude of crazy critters we have living here!
They both spent time with Gizmo (our resident photography instructor and resort manager) learning firstly about caring and looking after their underwater cameras. They went on to learn about understanding the camera and how to maximize the functions to get the best possible photos underwater.
One of the most important elements of a good photo is good composition and lighting and Gizmo gave them both plenty of tips on taking the best photo possible.
Even the world’s best photographers use a photo-editing programme and during their course both Dan and James gained some skills in ‘post production’!
Check out a mixture of their photos in the album. A couple of my favourites are the Feather Star on Whip Coral and Lionfish/Bannerfish Ménage (see above)!
Thanks to James and Dan for allowing us to publish their photos and ‘Great Job’ to both of them!
If you would like to take this course on your trip to Two Fish Divers Lembeh, then please drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ben, a regular annual visitor at Two Fish for the past six years, spent another four weeks with us recently with his lovely wife, Amandene and children Loyanne and Kenno. Ben is an experienced diver who regularly dives in Switzerland in much colder conditions requiring a dry suit. The near perfect conditions here in Bunaken meant he was just in shorts and rash vest the entire time!
While Ben spent most of his time diving and searching out subjects to photograph (one of which was the elusive Marbled Shrimp!) Amadene and Loyanne joined him for a a number of dives too. Unfortunately Kenno is only nine years old so is unable to dive just yet but his Dad is thinking of bringing him back in December to complete his Open Water course! However, this didn’t deter him from joining everyone on the boat every day to snorkel and enjoy the beautiful Bunaken weather and water conditions.
In addition to the fun dives Ben spent some time with Brendon, our Course Director, doing some technical diving down to 50m. This required a bit of extra planning and logistics but it meant Brendon was in his element with two tanks on his back and a technical diving buddy.
With Ben having spent so much time at Two Fish he has come to know all the staff over the years and threw an impressive party for everyone the day before returning home. There was an abundance of food, drinks and an entire roasted pig for everyone to enjoy. Thanks Ben for your hospitality, we hope to see you again soon.
A selection of Ben’s best photos can be seen attached. He has only just got his G10 but is already getting some great shots.