After amazing dives, huge Napoleon wrasse, three black tip sharks, nudibranches, turtles….any place and time is good to have a bit of fun!! HERE FEW IDEAS!!
Today again we found a blue ring octopus in Bunaken, this time in Lekuan I. They have a awesome dive, right at the beginning the giant turtle, two minutes later an eagle ray passing by, and later blue ring octopus!!!!All this just in the first 5 minutes of the dive!!!!!Great last dives for Amanda and Lasse, who are leaving tomorrow after few weeks with us in Lembeh and Bunaken. Also congratulations to Lasse for his
Advance course and for showing so much interest in learning every little thing and much more!!!!!Thank you very much to Alex for the pictures!!
Sunday was last day with us for Fabian, Gessa, Phillip and Nickie. They spent three weeks in both resorts, Lembeh and Bunaken. As they were taking beautiful pictures and we all wanted to watch them we set up our big screen in the cafe and after dinner we all enjoy the critter that we can find in north Sulawesi.
Thank you to Phillip Ayres and Fabian Buttner for sharing the photos with us!!An hope to see you again!!
Yesterday we organize a trip to Nain island, the northern most island in the Bunaken National Park. Nain is about one hour an a half from Two Fish, and when looking for hammerheads you need to be in the water early morning, so we depart really early!!
Diving in NAIN has similar topography to the rest with impressive steep walls. Jalan Masuk offers the only way in for boat traffic due to the huge fringing reef that surrounds the island. There is often great viz of 35 meters and above and myriad smaller reef fish living in the coral plateaus here. Also place for strong currents.
A large very deep pinnacle starts at 40 meters with caves at 60 but this is beyond recreational limits, possible with tec diving offer by Two fish…
Due to its remoteness from the other islands there is always the prospect of an encounter with big visitors , maybe even hammerheads or pilot whales. And that is what we were looking for……no luck this time for hammerheads but they still have a good dive and did found a impressive school of jack fish. We will keep trying!!!
Yesterday a lucky group coming from Belgium (Didier, Jan, Eric R., Eric F., Cool, and Hugo) saw a blue ring octopus. It is not common to see it in Bunaken, last time was two years ago!!
The BLUE RING OCTOPUS can be recognized by their characteristic blue and black rings and yellowish skin. When the octopus is agitated, the brown patches darken dramatically, and iridescent blue rings or clumps of rings appear and pulsate within the maculae. They hunt small crabs, hermit crabs, and shrimp, and may bite attackers. Blue Ringed Octopus are one of the most fascinating of all octopus. They are quite small, only a few inches across but have one of the most toxic venoms in the world. When threatened they flash neon blue rings.
The Belgium group stayed with us 4 days and saw a little bit of everything, ghost pipe fish, sharks, napoleon, huge huge turtle, orangutan crab…..BLUE RING OCTOPUS… They are heading to Lembeh today.
Thank you to Cool Gunther for the pictures!!