OCTOPUS COME OUT TO PLAY IN LEMBONGAN
THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN…… Randy, one of our professional dive guides, has had the lucky wandering eye this week, picking out the rare juvenile Scorpion Leaf Fish, quite a few turtles and a large octopus out for a swim. We have also seen Nudibranchs, Candy Crabs, Porcelain Crabs and Orang Utan Crabs.
We have had some quite spectacular waves on the south side of the island which has only enhanced the excitement and adventure of finding Manta Rays. With many of our guest cursing the waves to spot the beautiful giants while snorkel. One trip was lucky enough to encounter 7 Manta Rays at Manta Bay.
Welcome to our (new-look) weekly round-up #15, May 2014. This is the week we found a very rare fish in Lembeh, a Sargassum Frogfish at Hairball hiding in a piece of trash!
7 weeks of diving down! Finished both my rescue diving course and my Divemaster. Its sad to say goodbye to all the new friends I’ve made but I hope to see everybody somewhere down the track.
THIS WEEK IN TEC…. Ever wonder how rebreather rescue works? Our technical diving instructors Sandy and Hiro Yoshida spent many days this past week training all the local dive guides on Bunaken how to rescue rebreather divers from underwater. All of the staff participated in bailing out a rebreather diver who is breathing a bad mixture and also surfacing an unconscious rebreather diver. We had fantastic fun with our rebreather rescue training even though it’s a very serious topic, and we’re now ready to assist all our technical divers who come to us for diving!
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN…….the turtles have been out in force again with 10 turtles in one dive in Bunaken! Bunaken is generally quieter this week with uncrowded dive sites. The seas are still flat, but the rain is back for a shower around lunchtime and drying up before the afternoon dive.