This week in Bunaken… Today is the last day of the PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) and we are having two quite nervous and stressed out candidates polishing their skills to perfection in the pool this afternoon. Tomorrow the examinor from PADI arrives and the dreaded IE (Instructor Examination) kicks off with written exams.
This week in Lembeh…. we love our frogfish! One thing we are not lacking here in Lembeh is frogfish. From the family Antennariidae, these fun angler fish come in all sizes and color. As an ambush predator they are often found waiting and waving its lure to attract an unsuspecting meal. This is one reason it is one of the favorite creatures for photographers. We have been seeing everything from Giant frogfish to the tiny Randalls frogfish this week.
This week in Lembongn… It has been a week full of mantas. People may know Lembongan for the currents or the stories from Crystal Bay or Mangrove but the sites that protect us from these know currents, provide us with the amazing reward of spending time underwater with manta Rays. Lembongan = Manta Rays.
This 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!
This week in Lembeh….. We see babies …. Completely opposite to seeing dead people, we have been seeing the beginnings of life over here. Everything from Peacock Mantis shrimps with eggs to Flamboyant Cuttlefish eggs. This well proves life is always starting over here in the strait!