This week in Bunaken… We have seen ghosts this week! Luckily though it has been the kind that makes you squeal with delight, rather than with fear. All of a sudden plenty of gorgeous ornate ghost pipe fish has been popping up around the reefs, hiding especially in feather stars and pretending to be one of the arms of the colourful starfish. Thank you Benita Vincent for the photo!
This week at “The Magnet” in Belongas, South Lombok we have been blessed with a huge school of Bigeye Trevally (also known as the big eye jack, great trevally, six-banded trevally and dusty jack). The school was so big that they blocked out the rays of sun shimmering through the water and the divers Simon and Josi had no choice but to hover and stare at the glistering silver bodies as the circled around them. “An outstanding dive site and experience” is what Simon said to his old friend our dive master Kiko.
This Week in Lembeh…. We get close up! One thing we here at Lembeh are known for is being a Macro Photographers wet dream (pun intended). Very similar to this Napoleon snake eel, many of the critters here allow you to get close up and personal. Many of these critters going about their business on the sand, making appearances while buried in the sand or just saying a quick hello. Its possible to accommodate everyone from simple point and shoot cameras to 4k Cameras and beyond.
The leaf scorpionfish or paperfish is about 10 cm long. Their color varies from green, red, pink, brown, ocher and yellowish to a ghostly white. The fish is almost as flat as a leaf and resembles a leaf in many other ways. The leaf scorpionfish resembles a dead leaf lying in the water. To enhance this camouflage, it even makes gentle sideways movements in its pelvic area which make it resemble a drifting inert object