Arrived a few days ago, and I’m starting to get into the flow of how the Two Fish resort in Lembongan works.
Being a Divemaster-in-training has been more challenging than I anticipated, but I’m also learning a lot more about different types of diving, dive operations, and teaching divers than I thought I would.
Arriving in Bunaken was like coming home even without having been here before. The early morning landing in Manado made me arrive at the resort at 7am, perfect for having breakfast, getting familiar and doing the first dive at 11 that day. What a great way to start my 6 weeks here in Bunaken.
We are back for a second up-date on our DM adventure that started 2-3 weeks ago. Time is flying by as our days are filled and quite varied, from following guides, to practicing skills in 2 meters of water, to watching the good old Open Water videos (that has been a while…).
Once again Two Fish Divers Lembeh have received a CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE YEAR OF 2013 with a 5 star rating. Thank you to all of our guests for their reviews and contributions to help us receive this award, and also thanks to our staff who helped make this happen. Find out more about…
After spending three wonderful, still very, very busy weeks in Nusa Lembongan, I finally transfered over here to the beautiful island of Bunaken.
The last weeks have all gone under one keyword – planning – despite there being resorts and dive centers on Bunaken and Lembeh the process of getting helium and oxygen in all desired combinations is still quite slow. That in turns means we need to look quite far ahead with our planning (specially for divers wanting to dive deeper on trimix) to have stock of all gases for all dives and all situations.
Ever thought of becoming a DM and dreaming of a dive-center in a location that has tropical beaches and waving palms? We have, actually we have many times… Thinking of places like Maldives, Fiji, Palau and other exotic destinations. You might ask: “how the hell did you end up in the harbor of Bitung”?
THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN…Mola mola. Our lucky divers were fortunate to see a mola mola yesterday. Great news as the sightings have been getting more regular. Mola season is almost upon us it seems. We have also been to see the mantas and caught sight of a shark or 2. Had some wonderful vis and…
Octopus THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN…Blue ring octopus which is a rare and totally cool spot here! Giant frogfish, Bamboo shark, Dolphins, Mantas, Mantis shrimp, baby seasnakes and the odd turtle or two. Also had some friends visiting for some epic diving and a few courses and DSD’s. A great week to be in Lembongan! Thanks…
Open Water Course in Lembongan. Congratulations Ralf on your OW course. Also congratulations on your 3rd wedding anniversary yesterday and passing your OW course today on your instructor Jason’s birthday! time for a beer!
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THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN……..we have been having a Seahorse week with both variety and abundance! We have seen Pontohi, Severns and Denise Pygmy Seahorses. We have also seen Candy, Boxer and Orangutang crabs, Leaf Scorpion fish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Coral Shrimps, Black & White Tip Reef sharks, Napoleon Wrasse, Tuna, Barracuda, Giant Moray, Nudis including a…
THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN…. Pygmy Seahorse thats right one of our dive guides spotted a Bergabanti on a sea fan at about 30mtrs; an unexpected treat indeed. Elsewhere we have had a few Whip coral shrimp, Mantis shrimp, beautiful nudis and on the bigger side of things we have had the usual awesome interactions with…
THIS WEEK IN LEMBEH… Lots of specialty courses on the go and we’re seeing some great critters in the process… Harlequin Shrimp, Mimic Octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Giant; Painted and Shaggy Frogfish, Velvet Ghost Pipefish, Hairy Octopus, Coconut Octopus galore, Ambon Scorpionfish, plus Bobbit Worms, Stargazers and Starry Night Octopus on the night dives 🙂 Find…
CONGRATULATIONS to Will who just completed his PADI Nitrox and Deep Specialties in Lembeh with instructor Dani!
Since we are now 100% Project Aware, for both of these specs he will receive the Project Aware Manta Ray card.
Find out more about doing your PADI speciality courses on Lembeh.
After returning from the wonderful Singapore and ADEX show it was time to get down and dirty, and over the last week we have done lots of sidemount diving in Bunaken.
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Big congratulations to Natalie on becoming a PADI Open Water Diver today with us on Bunaken Island.
Natalie started with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving and liked it so much that she continued with the PADI Open Water, and the adventure is just beginning!
Find out more about doing your PADI Open Water course on Bunaken.
CONGRATULATIONS to new PADI Divemaster Craig who completed his Divemaster Course in Lembeh this week.
Craig split his course over 4 weeks – 2 weeks in Bunaken and 2 weeks in Lembeh!
Find out more about doing your PADI Divemaster Course with us in Bunaken, Lembeh or Lembongan.
Big congratulation to Dinna Sulinda, Mutia Rahmi and Hedian who just finished their PADI Open Water course today with Dion. Good and fun and some great sightings of moray, turtle and lot of fish and nice weather.
Find out more about doing your PADI Open Water course on Bunaken.
THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN….Great diving and vis. Mantas have been hanging around with us. Dolphins seen just mere yards from our boat, Seasnakes hunting, Turtles eating, Nudis mating and a MASSIVE Giant Moray Eel seen just looking big! and an improptu sidemount demo and tryout in the pool. How was your week? Find out more…
Congratulations to Kathleen who finished her Advanced Open Water Diver course with us on Bunaken Island.
Find out more about doing your PADI Advanced open water course on Bunaken.
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN……..We have had some rainy days at the beginning of the week, but the weather seems to have been improving, so much that the divers were lucky enough to see beautiful Pilot Whales! Thanks for the photo Reto & Simone. Underwater the visibility is 20 metres plus and we have been seeing the…
How do you feel about sidemount diving? not sure? sounds like pretty much everyone else. A few of the guys in Lembongan just had a little try out on one. Yayan one of our guides said it was lots of fun and really good for buoyancy control. Didn’t take long at all to get used…
Well done to AMALIA ANDAYANI who just finished her PADI Open Water course yesterday with PADI Instructor Dion at Bunaken. Today she is now ready for some fun dives. It was a great course with sightings of big turtles, scorpionfish, lionfish, napoleon wrasse, and the pontohi seahorse. However, there was one thing that Amalia did…