Time is running fast when you are having a great time and that has been unfortunately so true for me. After the first three weeks of my Divemaster training on Bunaken, I really was not ready to leave for Nusa Lembongan. It was not easy all the time, I have learned a lot from my instructors…
Think of technical diving and a picture of a diver in black carrying a heavy twinset comes to mind – pretty similar to the picture here. But think of cave diving and that picture often changes to a sidemount diver.
Both kinds of diving simply simply require different equipment. So far, so good, but what do you choose when you’re looking to get into technical diving? We’ve put together a bit of advice.
PADI Divemaster training is about to commence for our two Staff Mr. Munahir (or Moon as most know him) and Mr. Ipan, and we wish them every success!
They are both ready but also a little nervous as it is going to test some of their weaker areas such as physics, physiology and their general English skills, but we have every confidence that they will succeed.
The time has flown by but amazingly today marks one year to the day since we opened in Amed – so Happy Birthday to Two Fish Divers Amed!!
Our soft opening last year turned out to be not so soft – we arrived with all the staff and equipment at 3pm to start setting up the centre and by 4pm we had our first guest! And since then we’ve gone from strength to strength.
This week in South Lombok our favourite find was this little painted frogfish running around on the sand! It has not been the best week for the visibility but that has not stopped the boys going on a super macro hunt, and Alice from the U.K. joined us for a few dives to help in…
2017 is off to a fantastic start at Two Fish Tech. Our Tech Instructor/Manager Yvonne recently passed her TDI Instructor Trainer Course and is now TDI’s first (and only) female Instructor Trainer in South East Asia. This means that we are now able to offer technical instructor courses at our Amed, Bali centre.
We can run technical instructor courses at any time of the year with varying durations starting from 2-4 days. So if you are a diving instructor and a technical diver and are interested in teaching tech courses then you can become a technical instructor whenever you want!
So Here I am in Bunaken Island and after a little over a week and I can tell you I have survived! You can say I have thrown myself into the deep end with this my first days of diving were straight to learning a rescue course then starting on my Divemaster training with Instructor Markus and the other DMT Romana (who is at a similar level of experience to myself).
Many people ask us at Two Fish what is the best time of the year to visit Nusa Lembongan. As locals who live here there is no clear answer to this, because it depends on what you are looking for. Do you want to have sunshine all day long? Do you want to avoid the crowds? Or do you want to see mola molas or mantas?
Every season on Lembongan has its particular charm and only you can decide what’s suits you best. Hopefully, this overview will help you to choose when to visit our special island.
It is great to see what can be achieved if everybody works together! We had an amazing combined effort to do a beach clean up at Bunaken village and the divesite Muka Kampung on the reef in front of the village. The dive resorts Siladen resort, Cakalang resort, Cica Senang and Two Fish Divers supplied the boats and divers and the people from Bunaken village cleaned up the beach. The 30 divers alone collected an astonishing 200 kg of debris in the 60 min dive!
This week in Lembongan … we would like to welcome our new managers, Nat & Sandra. Read their own words below!
Hello! My name is Nat Rawson, and together with my wife Sandra Bruckmann, we are the new managers of Two Fish Divers on Nusa Lembongan.
This past week has seen various celebrations and amazing critter spotting here in Lembeh, as well as a lot of fun and laughter. On New Year’s eve, all the guests and staff in the resort got together for some games, silly hat wearing and singing, which made for some entertaining photos as I’m sure you…
It’s been a busy week here in Lembeh!
The dinner tables are almost at full capacity and we have a fantastic mix of guests. It’s lovely to spend the festive period with new friends from all across the globe, each with their own stories and experiences and of course, words of advice about diving and underwater exploration.
Maddi’s first divemaster trainee blog WOOHOO! I’ve started my Divemaster in the centre of the Indo-Australian archipelago- Bunaken Island, North Sulawesi. Arriving on day 1 to a bunch of friendly faces was a comforting feeling as a solo backpacker, and with a few welcome drinks at night I couldn’t wait for the next day to see the dive sites.
It has been two fantastic weeks in Amed for my Divemaster course. Although the weather has not been great in the afternoon, the mornings were very sunny but the main thing is; there’s been no time for boredom.
The PADI Wreck Specialty is a fantastic course which, once completed, opens the door to truly magnificent wreck diving around the world. Big congratulations to Brent Heckendorf and Jackie Murray for finishing the PADI Wreck Specialty, despite a few frustrating days beached on land watching the calendar with a worried eye. However, an ear infection and a dwindling time schedule were not enough to deter Two Fish’s newest DMT’s from completing the Wreck Speciality on Lembeh’s famous Mawali Wreck.
Well what a few weeks it has been, having the pleasure to assist and teach various courses during our instructor internship with Two Fish.
Diving has traditionally been taught and done in teams or with a buddy. The rationale behind this is that adding another person automatically adds safety (as well as enjoyment) to the dive. However, we believe there are exceptions to the rule: situations in which Solo Diving – or knowing how to safely dive on your own – might be a great alternative.
We also spot them a lot on “Gili Air wall” and “Bounty Wreck”. Sometimes they can be really friendly and come out to get a closer look and other times they can charge out and give you a little bite, which of course never really hurts. More funny than anything. We have also been on…
The Great Life Experiment
The last time we wrote a blog post it was as Dive Master trainees with no long term plan past October 2016.
This week in Lembongan… Office staff Ludwig, the one who meets and greets all our guests in Lembongan when they arrive, the one who takes care of payments and helps around the resort, had the chance to get out of the office and into the ocean. With instructor Bryce, Ludwig completed his PADI Open Water this week.