THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN….Mantas Mantas, Mantas. We had a good amount of manta’s including maybe 10 today. Nudi’s,crabs, shrimp, seasnakes (including one big lad on the beach the other night!) turtles and fish galore. Also shhhhhhhhhhhh….yesterday was Nyepi down here so everyone had to be quiet and do nothing so the evil spirits wouldn’t plague…
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN…..Two Fish Divers turned 12 years old! Many fish and marine creatures put in appearances to celebrate with us. John, our DMT asked our guests what their highlights were. The answers were Severns Seahorse, White Tassled Scorpion fish, Comet, Turtles, Orangutan Crabs, Candy crabs, Anemone crabs, Nembrotha nudibranch (photo by Lars), Colourful…
Celebrating Historic Decisions for Sharks and Rays yesterday at CITES when all five marine proposals to protect sharks and rays received a majority vote!
Week 1 of Divemaster Internship in Bunaken
And so one gets to spend his 51st birthday diving, studying diving skills, getting underwater experience, new knowledge of marine life, new friends … and a school of dolphins frolicking on the surface after a dive! It overwhelms the emotions to think of the winter I left behind and the warmth I find myself in.
OzTek 2013 next weekend 16-17 March in Sydney, Australia. We’ll be at the show this year but not as Two Fish Divers – we are going as Blue Label Diving Indonesia as part of the Blue Label family!
Join Leonardo DiCaprio + Project AWARE to Protect Sharks – didn’t know that Leo is a diver, but excellent support for a great cause!
THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN….Wow! another amazing week in Lembongan. Saw some small critters like a pair of robusts, some bubble coral shrimp, whip coral shrimp and leaf scorpionfish. Turtles, white tip reef shark and had 3 days in a row of epic manta dives, and yesterday our lucky divers saw a Mola mola happily being…
Week 4 of Eco Divemaster Internship now in Bunaken
What an eventful week this last week of my Eco Divemaster Internship has been!
The week began with assisting my instructor Dion on Eli’s Junior Open Water course. This was my first experience assisting on a whole Open Water course and it was very rewarding. I will never forget Eli’s first time under water. He was a bit stressed at the surface from salt water getting in his eyes but as soon as we pointed out a turtle swimming past he completely relaxed. For the rest of the dive every so often I could hear a muffled “wow” coming out of his regulator.
Big congratulations to Matthias for completing his Open Water Diver course in Bunaken with us yesterday. On this photo Matthias standing in between his Instructor Meska & John, our new Divemaster Intern.
Find out more about doing your PADI Open Water course on Bunaken.
A huge shout out to Kris, new Divemaster on Lembongan! Our DMT who is now not our DMT but DM after finishing up yesterday and completing his equipment exchange with Rein down in Lembongan. It’s been a great course and you’ve been a huge help to the operation (with the small exception of your short…
Congratulations to Sofie for completing a Discover Scuba Dive in Lembongan. Very fortunate to have 7 manta rays feeding around us! Here she is with Kris and Jason.
Find out more about Discover Scuba Diving on Lembongan.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lars who just completed his Wreck Specialty course in Lembeh with instructor Dani in Lembeh! This was his 6th specialty course with Two Fish and this also makes him a PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER – Well done Lars!
Find out more about doing your PADI speciality courses on Lembeh.
THIS WEEK IN LEMBEH…. Some fantastic dives ticking off our guests critter wish lists! Coleman’s Shrimp in Lembeh, plus 4 types of Pygmy Seahorse one on dive site (over 20 Pygmy Seahorse in that dive alone!), Hairy, Shaggy, Painted and Clown Frogifsh, Ambon Scorpionfish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Coconut Octopus and Zebra Batfish! Thanks to Neil Perrin…
We recently revamped our PADI Divemaster Internship programs and they have already proved a huge success.
As part of the revamp, one of the new programs that we addded was our 2-month Divemaster Internship run over over our 3 locations – Bunaken, Lembeh and Lembongan.
Congratulations to the lovely Jess and Keriann (or Blake and Michelle!) in joining us for a Discover Scuba Dive in Nusa Lembongan and enjoying a few dives and awesome dive sites. Here they are with Kris and Jason and Yayan and Lauren who were also diving with us!
Find out more about Discover Scuba Diving on Lembongan.
In March 2013, the member countries to CITES – the world’s largest, most effective wildlife conservation agreement in existence – will vote on whether or not 11 species of sharks and rays receive protections from the devastating effects of international trade.
Before CITES leaders vote, they need to hear our voice, so we are asking you to help by shouting about protecting these exceptionally vulnerable species while there’s still time.
Week 4 of Divemaster Internship in Lembongan
My last blog update! Time goes by too quick! The last week have been abit more relaxed, I assisted in a rescue diver course which was really fun since I had to be the victim. During two days I lost my arm to a Mola Mola, I got a bad case of gas narcosis and panicked all the time. Fun couple of days!
They may be extremely cute looking but pufferfish are the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world, after the golden poison frog. Certain internal organs, such as liver and eyes, and sometimes the skin, contain tetrodotoxin, a substance that makes them foul tasting and often lethal to fish.
Purna our Resort Assistant Manager try scuba diving on Lembongan for the first time this week! During Kris Divemaster course workshop they did a Discover Scuba Diving in the pool. Next step the ocean! Well done for this nice afternoon and so much fun!
Find out more about trying scuba diving on Lembongan.
Well done to our new student who complete his Open Water Diver Course with Laurent. Great course with many Nudibranches, Orang Outang crab, Turtles, Barracuda, Sea Snake and so beautiful corals!!!
Find out more about doing your PADI open water course on Lembongan.
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN… on our day trip to Mantehage we saw schools of giant travally & barracuda’s and a banded seasnake, and a big school of dolphin on the way. On other places around Bunaken we have been seeing the normal things like turles, eagle rays and seahorse hipocampus, plus a lovely chromodoris bullocki…
Week 3 of Eco Divemaster Internship now in Bunaken
The third week of my internship has been a busy one. On Friday afternoon upon the return from my morning fun dives, it was time for me to get my transfer to Bunaken where I would spend my remaining two weeks.
Its great to do PADI Dive courses with Two Fish Divers in Indonesia, but the Lembongan team think that Nusa Lembongan is the best Two Fish place to make courses!!! Congratulation to David who did his Open Water Diver Course this week and Meghan who passed her EFR and started her Rescue Course with Laurent! It…
THIS WEEK IN LEMBEH… Lots of Shaggy Frogifsh, Wunderpus, Mimic, Coconut and Blue Ringed Octopuses, Lembeh Sea Dragons, Boxer Crabs, Candy Crabs, a free swimming Sea Moth (!!), Ambon Scorpionfish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish and we had a huge Sargassum Frogfish floating on our house reef!
Find out more about diving in Lembeh with us.
Well done as the Norwegian team did adventure dives in Lembongan – they did the drift and navigation with their Instructor Laurent. We had a really good time and they found their way back to the boat during the navigation dive! Congratulation, have a good trip and hopefully see you soon again! Find out more about…