This week in Bunaken…. we’ve been experiencing a shark attack on almost all of our dive sites – no, don’t panic, we’re not talking something out of a Jaws film – all of our dive groups have been seeing loads of sharks during almost every dive they’ve had here this week. The most common sharks we’re seeing these days are the white tip reef sharks, but there are also a few black tip reef sharks mixed in there as well. We think the unusually cold thermoclines have been bringing the sharks closer into the shallow reefs.
The new PADI Open Water course has a new big push on safety and there have been some new skills added which reflect this. These new skill revolve around safety equipment, giving the newly certified divers the skills and knowledge to help keep them stay safe.