On Friday we were enjoying a nice dive at TK2, when we came across our fourth frogfish of the dive but this one was look slightly distressed and on closer inspection we saw that he had a hook with fishing line attached to his lip. We quickly whipped out a knife to cut the line so he would not get it caught on anything and therefore cause himself more pain.
When we got back to the resort, we mentioned this to a few other guests and we decided that one group of our divers would go back the following day to remove the hook from the fish’s’ mouth as with the hook in there he was not able to open his mouth properly and so could not feed.
So yesterday morning we sent Cara and Lucia from The Netherlands along with Marina and Johnny from Belgium (who are here for their second stay with us at Two Fish Divers Lembeh!) along with Opo back to TK2.
The group were very careful to ensure the frogfish did not get hurt in the process of removing the hook and they stayed with him for 10 minutes to check he was OK! He definitely seemed better as he went for a walk across the bottom to find a new rock to hide against!
Cara got some great video footage and I hope to be able to add the link soon. Thanks to Johnny for some great stills and Well Done to all of you for helping this guy out!
Here is the link to the video as promised!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEBt1t46tCM
** We do operate a No Gloves policy at Two Fish Lembeh but we allowed them to be worn during this operation.
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!