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01 Aug / 2011
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celebrate-the-sea-logo The 10th Celebrate the Sea Festival 2010 is once again gearing up to be the most exciting and inspiring festival of the sea in the Asia Pacific. Howard & Michelle Hall, world renowned film makers for their astonishing IMAX 3D productions of Deep Sea and Coral Reef Adventure, will be attending the September festival to share their adventures along with National Geographic’s deep-sea explorer Emory Kristof, acclaimed as among the first to discover the wreck of the Titanic. Attendees can expect very extraordinary presentations from a host of celebrated underwater luminaries including Dr Mark Erdmann, Leandro Blanco, Eric Bettens, Amanda Cotton, Steve Jones, Michael AW, Mathieu Meur, William Macdonald and Indonesia’s very own award-winning underwater photographer Ronny Rengkung.
Special Guests: Howard Hall: Michelle Hall: Neville Coleman

With the association of the World Festival of Underwater Pictures, Le Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine – Marseille – now in its 37th year, Celebrate the Sea is seen as the most important underwater film and photographic event in the world outside of Europe.

One of the highlights of Celebrate the Sea is the 4-day photographic SOS ‘shoot out’ competition from 19-23 September; photographers from the world over are invited to North Sulawesi to compete for the prestigious “Most Influential Shoot Out Underwater Photographer of the Year award” with cash prize and holiday prize of USD5000 value.* The festival’s international underwater imagery competition also calls for entries from photographers and film makers to compete in the seven categories; Black and White print, Colour Print, Portfolio of Festival, Trio, Slide Shows, short video and feature length documentary.

The Celebrate the Sea weekend at the scenic Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Manado shall be jam packed with seminars on ocean conservation, climate change, underwater photographic workshops, a photographic exhibition and an international underwater film festival featuring winning films from the World Underwater Pictures Festival. Highlights of the weekend also include screening of films and prints in competition, slide show competition, children’s painting competition, photographic workshop, dive travel, and an exhibition of marine arts & craft. As in previous festivals, the event is the platform for OceanNEnvironment Australia to launch its annual shark conservation campaign. Over 5000 children will compete in this year’s Celebrate the Sea art competition and the finalists will be invited to compete in the final round to win the prestigious Ambassador for Sharks Award.

The festival’s international underwater imagery competition also calls for entries from photographers and film makers to compete in the seven categories; Black and White print, Colour Print, Portfolio of Festival, Trio, Slide Shows, short video and feature length documentary.

The Celebrate the Sea weekend at the scenic Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Manado shall be jam pack with seminars on ocean conservation, climate change, underwater photographic workshops, photographic exhibition and an international underwater film festival featuring winning films from the World Underwater Pictures Festival. Highlights of the weekend also include screening of films and prints in competition, slide shows competition, children’s painting competition, photographic workshop, dive travels, and an exhibition of marine arts & craft. As in previous festivals, the event is the platform for OceanNEnvironment Australia to launch its annual shark’s conservation campaign. Over 5000 children will compete in this year Celebrate the Sea art competition and the finalists will be invited to compete in the final round to win the prestigious Ambassador for Sharks Award.

Join Two Fish Divers is one of the sponsors of the event.
Join us for our SHOOT OUT PACKAGE from 19-23 September. You can choose from a single location in either Bunaken or Lembeh or get the best of both worlds with a Combo Package for both. Prices start from just EUR405 per person per double/twin cottage. You would get disccounted masterpasses!

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24 Jul / 2011
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Yesterday Brendon and Nigel went diving with their brand new Megadolon Rebreather!!

What is a Rebreather?
A rebreather is a type of breathing set that provides a breathing gas containing oxygen and recycled exhaled gas. This recycling reduces the volume of breathing gas used, making a rebreather lighter and more compact than an open-circuit breathing set for the same duration.

There are different types and brands of rebreathers, the one that Brendon and Nigel choose is MEGALODON REBREATHER.

The Megalodon CCR Rebreather is a fine piece of diving machine sporting double heavy-duty o-ring seals on all connections, a heavy-duty aluminum stack where the electronics and Co2 absorbent canister is living in. Individualism is the motto of the day when it comes how to carry the unit ranging from Transpack soft packs to slim or full size stainless steel, aluminum or ABS backplates or even Armadillo sidemount systems. The Automatic Diluent Valve ( ADV ) is a nice safety feature addition during busy events or runaway descents. The Heads Up Display ( HUD ) is a sweet dream to dive with enabling the diver to watch the Po2 at all times, even the busiest ones.

There is a variety of configuations possible with the Megalodon CCR Rebreather depending on personal preferences. The unit is standard back mounted with front mounted cordura counterlungs. The Megalodon CCR Rebreather does not have a standard way of configuration, but can be configured to the divers needs and preferences and to suit the diving environment such as recreational diving, cave diving, technical diving or wreck diving.
SOON SOME PICTURES!!

17 Jul / 2011
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Our two candidates, James and Jin have just finished their IDC. After 10 days of hard work they finally finished!!First IDC of the year in Bunaken!!

Brendond and Tina organized a proper graduation party!!With few games and lots of drinking!!

Jin didn’t have time for DM party when he finished because he join the IDC straight away so we make all in one!!

First of all, just to warm up, Jin and James did their snorkel test with minor spitting. Great job!! After Jin demonstrated how to remove and replace a BCD. He is going to be a instructor so the standards are high!! Of course as a penalty for any mistake he had to drink.

To finish Jin sang a song which is part of Brendon’s Shark Guardian presentation.

He did have lots of fun, we hope that Jin and James also….

Jin left yesterday after almost one month with us, we wish the best of the luck on his diving career!!

09 Jul / 2011
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In Lembeh our guests enjoyed a roasted pig dinner – BABI PUTAR. Our staff prepared and cooked the pig. It was slowly spit-roasted over a fire made from coconut husks and wood for around 4 hours until cooked to perfection (cheers Enggi)! It was enjoyed by all – Delicious!

08 Jul / 2011
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We have currently running our first IDC of the year.

Jin who just finished his Divemaster Course with us, is going to go one step forward!

Right now Jin are James are doing his INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE in Two Fish Bunaken!! Tina and Brendon are teaching the PADI standards to be a proper instructors. In few weeks they are going to be ready to share the amazing underwater life with others, teaching PADI Open Water Diver Course, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, PADI Rescue Diver Course and PADI Divemaster Course.


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