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02 Mar / 2015
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Bunaken reefThis week in Bunaken… Dugong o’hoy! Luke from Australia got a very nice surprise when he did some snorkelling on the dive site Muka, just in front of the Two Fish Divers resort. While enjoying the reef ledge something made him turn around and just a couple of meters behind him, a few meters down, swam a dugong!
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23 Feb / 2015
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Red fang triggerfishThis week in Bunaken… This week we have had quite a few dawn dives going out as well as the years’ first day trip to Mantehage Island. The dawn dives proved once again that the early bird catches the worm and treated the divers to quite a few sharks, large barracudas and tunas hunting. 
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16 Feb / 2015
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Juvenile frogfish This week in Bunaken… Everywhere around the world people get worried when Friday the 13th comes around, but it takes more than superstition to put divers off from diving! And of course it was smooth sailing with calm seas, sun and clear water as well as great sightings. Among other things the divers got a curious black tip reef shark coming in several times to have a close look before it disappeared in to the blue again.
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09 Feb / 2015
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juvenile batfish in bunakenThis week in Bunaken… The weather gods have been all over the place this week with stunning sunshine that became pouring rain and back to sun again in just a blink of the eye. This didn’t put off the divers though who were rewarded with great sightings; plenty of reef sharks, sting rays, the usual abundance of friendly turtles as well as large cuttlefish, schools of squid and tunas and giant trevallies hunting small fish. One exciting treat spotted on Tanjung Parigi was a gorgeous little juvenile batfish trying to look like a flatworm. (Photo: Ina Wallin)
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02 Feb / 2015
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pontohi pygmy seahorseThis week in Bunaken… From having a couple of weeks of big stuff, this week has been one of awesome macro. Candy crab, crinoid shrimp, ornate ghost pipefish, painted frogfish, harlequin shrimp, tiger mantis shrimp and several types of  pygmy seahorse (Pontohi, Severn, Bargibanti) just to name a few. The seahorse in the picture is a Pontohi pygmy seahorse which was classified as its own species just seven years ago in 2008! Growing to a maximum size of 17 mm from nose to the tip of the tail we are happy our guides have the eagle eyes required to find them. Thank you Phil Clarke for the great photo!
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