Hi Tina and Nigel,
Have made it back to the Netherlands (last week) and wanted to thank everyone for for a great time in Lembeh and Bunaken. I will need to return to photograph the Pontohi and the Rhinopias…
Thanks to everyone, the guides, the cooks, the captain for all taking excellent care of me. Take a look at some of the photo’s (Arne’s Flickr set of Bunaken & Lembeh) I managed to take despite flooding both my flashes during the holiday (won’t happen again!).
Yours sincerely, Arne
The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta informs Americans that the Department of State has cancelled the Travel Warning for Indonesia effective May 23, 2008.
The Department has determined that the current security climate in Indonesia no longer warrants a Travel Warning. However, the Embassy will not modify security precautions in light of this development and urges public facilities in Indonesia to also maintain their current high level of security as terrorist threats remain.
The Embassy reminds Americans living and travelling to Indonesia that the information in the Country Specific Information (formerly Consular Information Sheet) for Indonesia as well as the Worldwide Caution still remains valid. American citizens are urged to read the newly revised Country Specific Information Sheet, which can be found on the Department of State’s website at http://travel.state.gov .
Mike and his daughter Amelia are from Seattle, US and they stayed with us in Feb 2008. Mike thought diving with Two Fish was “double the value”, and he wrote a “trip report” on our guest book. You can read his report on the Two Fish Guestbook
They both really enjoyed the diversity of Bunaken and Lembeh, and Amelia had such a great time that she’s coming back for sure! “I wanted to thank you and tina for the wonderful stay… I will definitely return and send people your way! The crew is incredible; I want to return just so we can catch up on our scrabble game and singing bad 90′s pop songs! I felt at home in many ways. It’s amazing how such a short time can prove to be so genuine and lasting! Now I just need to figure out how to come back and stay longer next time!”
Mike and Amelia sent us some of their pictures, check them out on Mike & Amelia’s photos on Ringo.
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Dave Stephens is from Perth, Oz, and lives and works in Halmerhera, Molucca. He left us on 29 Dec to spend New Year at home in Perth.
He took some great photos and kept everyone amazed with his slide shows in the evenings.
Thanks for spending XMas with us Dave, and hope you had a great New Year. Hope to see you in Bunaken or Lembeh in 2008!
Check out his photos at Dave on Flickr