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28 Mar / 2010
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Anna from Sweden recently sent us a few of the great photos that she took during her stay with us here at Two Fish Divers Lembeh in February 2010.

If you look very closely at the photo of the Saddleback Anemonefish you can see another pair of eyes staring out at you Saddleback Anemonefishfrom its mouth! This is a parasitic relationship, where the tiny isopod climbs into the Anemonefish’s mouth and latches onto its tongue. The tongue then dies and the isopod replaces the tongue! The fish continues to live but if you see one looking like it is coughing, then try to get a close-up look into its mouth and you may see one of these little guys looking back at you! Thanks to Bent for enlightening us about the existence of this relationship and of course Anna for the amazing shot!

Hairy Frog Fish
The Striped Frogfish (Antennarius Striatus ) comes in a couple of different varieties including the Hairy Frogfish, which is shown here.  The usually solitary Hairy Frogfish trap their prey with the help of their long worm-like lure, which Anna managed to capture perfectly!  You can find them laying in wait for their next victim on sandy or rubble bottoms.

Mandarin FishAnna took a beautiful photo of two Mandarinfish (Synchiropus Splendidus) whilst they were doing their mating ritual. Mandarinfish shelter amongst shallow coral rubble areas and only tend to come out of hiding at dusk to spawn!

If anyone else has any great pictures from their stay in Lembeh and would like to see them on our blog then please email them to us on helen@twofishdivers.com and gizmo@twofishdivers.com .

27 Mar / 2010
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Gina just spent 2weeks with us and had a great last few days – 3 different colours of harlequin ghost-pipefish!

Gina did her IDC with us in Sept 09 and then went travelling down-under for a few months before escaping NZ to come back to us and warm her bones.

She also saw alot of different nudibranchs and leaffish, but the ghost-pipefish were the highlight of her trip. Good luck to Gina on the rest of her travels, hope to see you again!

24 Mar / 2010
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We think every diver should get to the level of Rescue Diver, as this makes you a much better diver. Its great fun and every student says that its the best course they ever do.

rescue course dive package

There is alot to do on the course – in-water exercises and scenarios as well as videos to watch and course manuals to read.

In order to allow our guests to take the course AND do some fun diving, we have just developed a new 5-day package for the Rescue Course. The price is €451 and includes:

- EFR first aid course
- Rescue course
- 4 x fun dives
- all manuals & materials, dive equipment and certification

The schedule would be:

Day 1 Arrive
Day 2 am – 2 x fun dives
pm & evening – study theory for EFR
Day 3 am – EFR Course
pm – 1 x fun dive; evening study theory for Rescue Course
Day 4 am – Rescue course practical
pm & evening study theory for Rescue course
Day 5 am – Rescue course practical
pm & evening study theory for Rescue course
Day 6 am – Rescue course practical ** Rescue course completed **
pm – 1 x fun dive

As another incentive, we are also offering a special price of €18/dive (normal price €22.50) for any extra fun diving that you do during
this time (afternoon dives AND night dives), it depends on how your study theory goes.

24 Mar / 2010
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Well done to Valentina, who recently became a Rescue Diver with Two Fish! Valentina’s fiancé, Dom, did his Dive Master course with us on Bunaken 5 years ago, and he was back here again fun diving 2 years ago, bringing Valentina with him to do the Advanced Course.

They recently got engaged, so what better way to celebrate than with yet another trip to Two Fish and a Rescue Diver course? Congratulations to you both and all the best for the June wedding!

22 Mar / 2010
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We have had a great week at Two Fish Lembeh – Wonderpus, Tiger Shrimps, Harlequin Shrimps, Stargazers during the day and to top it all our second Lembeh Sea Dragon sighting this month!!

Karen & Paul , two of our current guests, came back extremely excited from the Mandarin Dive last night. We thought that the Mandarinfish must have been particularly ‘active’ on the dive but when they came running over to the ‘Chill-Out Lounge’ with huge grins on their faces and told us what they had spotted how we all wished we’d been on the dive with them!

As you can see from Karen’s photo, they are extremely small, this one not measuring more than about 2cm in length, hence the other common name for them – Pygmy Pipefish. It is a good photo as you get a good look at its face! Thank you Karen for letting us use it.

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