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29 Jul / 2015
Author: Bryce Tags: There is no tags Comments: 2

TMystery fish in Lembonganhis week in Lembongan… After a nice day out diving in Crystal Bay, JP came back and tried to find out what kind of fish he saw. His description was very precise: tail like a sweetlips with a white finishing at the end of the tail, the fish was blueish, swimming off the reef out in the blue, body a bit like a grouper and about 70 cm long. Ok, fish books out and start searching. Even Tina, who was here from Bunaken, was getting involved in solving the mystery. This is what we came up with:
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27 Jul / 2015
Author: Ina Tags: , Comments: 0

picking fights with boxer crabsThis week in Bunaken… Dive guide Oke learned that attitude sometimes comes in small packages and that you should not pick fights with boxer crabs. During a dive Oke found a very pretty boxer crab that he pointed out to his divers. Normally boxer crabs are quite elusive and shy, but not this guy! He raised his little pom-poms (which actually are anemones held in their claws) and rushed towards Oke’s finger! Anyone ever been stung by an anemone know to stay clear of them and Oke quickly withdrew his finger. His divers got a good laugh, cause how can anyone be scared of a crab with pom-poms, right!? Thank you Phil Clarke for the great photo!
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24 Jul / 2015
Author: Reuben Tags: , , Comments: 0

Sharks and Rays Diving in BaliThis week in Bali, we saw the big guys and the small guys. Sharks and rays were popping up all over the place.

An interesting fact about sharks is that they do not have a single bone in their bodies! Their skeleton is completely made of cartilage and it is the same for rays!
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24 Jul / 2015
Author: Luke Tags: There is no tags Comments: 1

A Paddle Flap Immerges!This week in Lembe….. A Paddle Flap Immerges! Our first Rhinopia encounter this year was with what we think is known as a “False Rhinopia” or “Hipposcorpaena Filamentosa”. This time a Paddle-flap Scorpionfish  or “Rhinopias Eschmeyeri” has popped up to say hello. These are a popular find in the photography world so lets hope it stays around.
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23 Jul / 2015
Author: sabine Tags: , Comments: 0

Marbled Shrimp from dive sites in South Gili's, LombokMarbled shrimp or broken-back Shrimp occur worldwide in almost every habitat, from sea water to fresh water and can be found all over the reef. They are generally respected by other creatures, often sharing burrows and holes and working as housekeepers. They will wave their antennae around to attract customers, they then proceed to clean outside and inside the creatures mouths and gills.
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