This week we have Purple jellyfish, diving courses for kids, and top 10 conservation tips! In Bunaken we had a gerat dive on the shipwreck; in Lembongan we are diving like a jellyfish; in Lembeh we are seeing two of everything; and we have reports from our two DMT interns in Bunaken and Lembongan.
I arrived in Manado, Indonesia the 21st September after a 34h travel from the Seychelles (where I did a Marine Conservation and Research Program before). Therefore it was really late at night when I finally got to Manado, so I had to spend a night there before continuing my travel the next day to Bunaken Island.
This week in Bunaken…. Our divers on Bunaken have been super lucky to spot both a whale shark and a pod of pilot whales during the surface intervals of the two morning dives! The whale shark came very near to the Bethlehem boat on Sunday to show off to our divers while they were de-kitting. Then just this morning there was a large pod of pilot whales swimming just along the front of our boat Sylvia – one pilot whale was so huge and curious, he just hung out next to the boat with our divers looking on!
On September 29th in support of Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action Two Fish Divers Bunaken, Lembeh and Nusa Lembongan all organised a Dive Against Debris triple whammy clean up! Yep, that’s right – We did a coordinated dive against debris in all of our dive centres on the same day hauling in a total of 119 kilos of marine debris!