www.whalesrevenge.com is trying to get a million people to sign a petition to stop whaling.
Please tell as many people as you can about this website, it would be a great help.
Thanks for your support and remember to sign the petition. We have already signed the petition to save the whales and we hope that you will too.
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
We just heard that one of our instructor candidates has landed a new job, congratulations Pim! (seen in photo with Rebecca).
Pim was on our very first IDC in Sept 2007, and will be resigning from his job in Holland to start a new career in diving on 1 Jan 2008. We wish him the best of luck.
He has sent us some of his photos on Flickr:
We just received news that one of our guests Mark Thorpe won a first prize at the 34th World Festival of Underwater Images in Antibes. Congratulations Mark!
Mark produced a short underwater film from the video footage he took when he stayed with us in Lembeh in July 2007 (click here to see Marks previous blog). As Mark said in his email to us, “My short film called The Majesty of Muck must have struck a nerve with some of the judges as it was awarded the Prix du Public.”
Mark sent us this picture of him with his award at the prize giving ceremony, standing on the right with overall category Gold Palme winner Danny van Belle.
Mark will be sending us a dvd so guests can see his work when they visit us, and you can see more of his work on his own blog by clicking here.