March really turned out to be a great month for sightings of some of the more rare critters we have here in Lembeh. We have seen the Lembeh Sea Dragon, Wonderpus, Harlequin Shrimps, Tiger Shrimps and we completed the month with an awesome encounter with a beautiful Blue Ringed Octopus.
There are three confirmed species of blue ringed octopuses (Genus Hapalochlaena). You can find these usually solitary creature hiding on sandy or rubble areas. Despite their small size (4-8 inches) and their relatively docile nature, they are one of the worlds most venomous animals – the venom in their bite is powerful enough to kill humans!
The blue rings are usually not visible in the octopus when they are resting. However when they are provoked or feeling threatened its brown patches darken dramatically and the blue rings appear and pulsate.
Russell, one of our guests, was lucky enough to see this critter on only his second dive here in Lembeh! His luck continued to allow him to get this great shot even though there were a few divers all trying to do the same at the same time!!
A big pat on the back for the Hart Family, who’ve had an action packed week.
Dad, Alan, and eldest son, Daniel, made a superb team on their Rescue and Junior Rescue diver courses, while youngest son Stefan impressed us all on his Junior Open Water course.
Stefan was a little nervous at first, but he turned out to be a real natural underwater. He was such a fish, that we checked him for gills. He finished his course with a fun dive with Alan. Nice.
Daniel was a star too, really rising to the occasion on his Rescue Scenarios and making us proud to give him his cert card.
Mum, Claire, supported them all wonderfully and is now waiting for her chance to do a Discover Scuba Diving dive. So, roll on the next holidays!
A big round of applause for you all. We’re looking forward to seeing your photos soon!
It’s been a great week for returning guests…
Amelie and Greg (on left of picture) are with us for the third time. On their first visit, Greg did a few Specialty courses. The second time, he worked hard and had lots of fun doing his Dive Master course with us. Greg passed his PADI instructor exam last week, so he and Amelie decided to celebrate here with a week of fun diving.
Also, Kathi (on right of picture) is back yet again. Kathi booked this visit a long time ago, to help her to brave the cold German winter. This is her 7th time at Two Fish Divers since 2002! Is she going for a record?
It’s wonderful to see you all, you’re practically part of the furniture. So, welcome back to you all – again!
Hooray for the Webb family!
Congratulations for their recent certifications. Benjamin and Jessica had great fun on their Junior Open Water course. In the meantime proud parents, Keith and Lori, kept themselves happily busy – each doing 4 Adventure Dives for their Advanced. They all celebrated together with a fun dive at the end of their stay. Good job guys!