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 the island, it was a day of no electricity and sun bathing! Here’s an ogoh ogoh, one of many paraded through the village, a locally made ‘demon’ which got burnt after the parade.
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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 Soft Corals, Schools of Fusiliers, Dolphins, Pilot Whales Pleurobranchs.
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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.