This Week in Lembeh…. We get close up! One thing we here at Lembeh are known for is being a Macro Photographers wet dream (pun intended). Very similar to this Napoleon snake eel, many of the critters here allow you to get close up and personal. Many of these critters going about their business on the sand, making appearances while buried in the sand or just saying a quick hello. Its possible to accommodate everyone from simple point and shoot cameras to 4k Cameras and beyond.
The leaf scorpionfish or paperfish is about 10 cm long. Their color varies from green, red, pink, brown, ocher and yellowish to a ghostly white. The fish is almost as flat as a leaf and resembles a leaf in many other ways. The leaf scorpionfish resembles a dead leaf lying in the water. To enhance this camouflage, it even makes gentle sideways movements in its pelvic area which make it resemble a drifting inert object
This week in tec… We had a visit from a group of Chinese technical divers this week at our Bunaken and Lembeh locations. Haiyan brought her rEvo Rebreather, and herself and Jessica dived in their dry suits like they do in the caves back home; in 10 degrees and 2 m vis.
Two weeks have passed since I arrived in Bunaken. I spent those weeks doing the EFR course, the PADI Rescue Diver course in Bunaken and lots of dives. I also did the PADI Nitrox course with Dion (one of the PADI Instructors). I had (and am still having) a lot of fun with the diveguides which like my name and renamed me “Elo”:-)