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!
Anna from Sweden recently sent us a few of the great photos that she took during her stay with us here at Two Fish Divers Lembeh in February 2010.
If you look very closely at the photo of the Saddleback Anemonefish you can see another pair of eyes staring out at you from its mouth! This is a parasitic relationship, where the tiny isopod climbs into the Anemonefish’s mouth and latches onto its tongue. The tongue then dies and the isopod replaces the tongue! The fish continues to live but if you see one looking like it is coughing, then try to get a close-up look into its mouth and you may see one of these little guys looking back at you! Thanks to Bent for enlightening us about the existence of this relationship and of course Anna for the amazing shot!
The Striped Frogfish (Antennarius Striatus ) comes in a couple of different varieties including the Hairy Frogfish, which is shown here. The usually solitary Hairy Frogfish trap their prey with the help of their long worm-like lure, which Anna managed to capture perfectly! You can find them laying in wait for their next victim on sandy or rubble bottoms.
Anna took a beautiful photo of two Mandarinfish (Synchiropus Splendidus) whilst they were doing their mating ritual. Mandarinfish shelter amongst shallow coral rubble areas and only tend to come out of hiding at dusk to spawn!
Gina just spent 2weeks with us and had a great last few days – 3 different colours of harlequin ghost-pipefish!
Gina did her IDC with us in Sept 09 and then went travelling down-under for a few months before escaping NZ to come back to us and warm her bones.
She also saw alot of different nudibranchs and leaffish, but the ghost-pipefish were the highlight of her trip. Good luck to Gina on the rest of her travels, hope to see you again!