Congratulations to the winners of our 2012 Photo Competition

Results of photo competition
The results from our 2012 Photo Competition are now in. The entries were really good this year, thanks to everyone who entered. As a reminder, the prizes are:

  • 1st place – FREE 5-DAY DIVE HOLIDAY IN EITHER BUNAKEN OR LEMBEH
  • 2nd place – FISH-ID BOOK FROM AMAZON.COM, EG THE NEW DEBELIUS BOOK ON NUDIBRANCHS
  • 3rd place – 10% DISCOUNT ON DIVE EQUIPMENT PURCHASED FROM US NEXT TIME YOU VISIT

Tec diving and Tec courses now available in Bunaken & Lembeh!

blue label instructor bunakenWe would like to welcome Markko, our new Tec Instructor/Manager, who arrived in Bunaken last week, and this means that Tec diving and Tec courses are now available in Bunaken & Lembeh!

Markko is from Estonia, he is 30years old and has been diving since he was 16years old. He is a very experienced recreational instructor and has almost reached the level of PADI Master Instructor. He has just spent a month on a technical diving internship in Thailand with Blue Label;s Ben Reymenants developing his technical diving and teaching capabilities.

Boxer crabs in Bunaken

THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN……..We have been experiencing some colder patches in the water, but we have been seeing many creatures. John our DMT again asked for the divers highlights. We have seen Giant Trevally, Tuna, Napoleon Wrasse, Bumphead Parrot fish, some large Porcupine fish, Robust Ghost Pipefish, White Mouth Moray, Mandarin fish, Leaf Scorpion fish, Reef…

Coconut octopus in Lembeh

THIS WEEK IN LEMBEH……..Hui has been checking off his wish list. Octopus – Blue-Ring Octopus, Coconut Octopus, Long Armed Octopus, Mimic Octopus & Wonderpus. Check. Frogfish – Hairy, Painted, Giant & Warty. Check. Seahorses – Bargibanti, Denise, Severns & Pontohi. Check. He also saw Flamboyant cuttlefish, Tiger Shrimp, Bumblebee shrimp, Harlequin Shrimp, Candy crabs and lots…

Divemaster Internship in Bunaken – week2 report from John

Week 1 of Divemaster Internship in Bunaken

Another week done as a divemaster intern. Halfway there. Wow .. how much I’ve learned! I spent time with instructor Dion in a Rescue Diver course, and was happy to both observe the skills and get some practice and refresher myself. We worked in both the confined environment of the swimming pool and then took it all to the open water and performed the skills there. There were instructional deep dives, drift dives, navigation dives, and even managed a little fun diving 🙂