This week in Bunaken…. dive guides have been showing off to our divers Bunaken’s little wonders underwater, including ornate ghost pipe fish, Potoh’s pygmy seahorse and the usual range of candy & orang-utan crabs, skeleton shrimps and whatever else is smaller than the normal eye can see. Pictured here is the ornate ghost pipe fish (black & yellow variation) hanging upside-down next to a feather star.
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!
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN… the ShipWreck dive was really nice with great viz and almost no current, so it was good dive for all the divers. This shipwreck has lot of life growing on it and supports many fish, such as a super cool Mappa Pufferfish sitting on the deck and greeting divers. Even after a few photo’s were taken of him he still did not move away, instead giving just a little waving to say hi. On the reef side of the wreck also had lot of cool little encounters like juvenile sweetlip, mantis shrimp, ornate ghost pipefish and scorpion fish.
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN…. Fun divers are having turtle week and it seems like every dive site is turning into a turtle town around Bunaken. Everybody is commenting that many BIG turtles are swimming around and passing really close to the divers. They are certainly not afraid of cameras, which is the good thing for the people who like to take underwater photos. Thanks Geby & Hajo for the nice Turtle photo!