THIS WEEK IN LEMBEH… Lots of Ambon Scorpionfish in various colours! Plus Hairy Ghost Pipefish, Hairy Frogfish, Pygmy Seahorses galore, Coconut Octopus, a huge Melibe (hooded nudi), Bobbit Worm and Stargazers. Plus two Dives Against Debris… Details of those to follow!
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Karen & Tom will be joining us in Lembeh for their 5th trip 4-11 November. Although they are keen muck-divers, they are dead keen to do some exploration diving as well. We are therefore opening an invitation to anyone else who also wants to join us!
We will be running normal diving during this time, but as Karen & Tom want to do as much exploration as possible, we will also be be running exploration trips almost every day!
Today at Two Fish Lembeh our guests were lucky enough to see… PYGMY SEAHORSES, JUVENILE COCONUT OCTOPUS, LARGE COCONUT OCTOPUS, FLAMBOYANT CUTTLEFISH, THORNY SEAHORSE, JUVENILE SHAGGY FROGFISH, FRECKLED FROGFISH, 3 X PYGMY PIPEHORSES, MELIBE NUDIBRANCH, JUVENILE PAPUAN CUTTLEFISH & also 1 breaching EAGLE RAY! Great dives!
Also last night we were happy to see a family of TARSIERS in the trees around the resort! Unfortunately not all of our guests saw them as they were quite shy and jumped away after a while. Hopefully they will re-appear tonight!
After our successful explorations last week finding new dive sites, we decided to take a trip to the lesser known Pulau Dua around the back side of Lembeh.
The name “Pulau Dua” stems from it’s appearance… from a distance it resembles two islands, but on closer inspection it is just one.
We were welcomed with a beautiful morning, calm waters & a 45min ride to get there, the island is a picturesque pinnacle stretching up from far below +40m. We found beautiful corals and sponges, amazing visibility, plentiful reef fish and a variety of critters.
The new dive site is nicknamed THREE CORNERS and is a very good dive, the bottom is around 35m and starts out as white sand & rubble, it then turns into really pristine coral wall with lots of sea fans and many whip corals as well as lots of hard & soft corals. There is plenty of life here including all the main coral critters, NUDIBRANCHS aplenty, several ROBUST GHOSTPIPEFISH & also Melly was really thrilled to see her first BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS (Thanks again Leo!!). The new dive site was found by our guides Frans, Sem & Leo. Cheers guys!!