THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN………..We have had a bit more rain, but the visibility has still been 20 metres. Plenty of visibility to see lots of Turtles, Eagle Rays, Napoleon Wrasse and some big Bumphead Parrot fish. We have seen both brown and purple Leaf Scorpion fish, as in this nice photo from Robert. Other small critters include Candy crabs, Orangutang Crabs, Pontohi Seahorses and Nembrotha Christata. We have also have had several people learning to dive this week. I think this might be the start of an addiction for some of them!
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THIS WEEK IN LEMBEH… An interesting new dive site revealed lots of Frogfish (Hairy and Shaggy), Coconut Octopus, Wunderpus, Hairy Ghost Pipefish and Pygmy Pipehorse so we’ll be paying it another visit soon! On other sites we’ve seen Severns Pygmy Seahorse, Lembeh Velvet Fish, Blue Ringed Octopus , Mimic Octopus and Flamboyant Cuttlefish along with Bobbit Worms on the night dives and the fab “Picachu” Nudi! Our DMT Sarah also successfully installed her structure onto our house reef (blog and pics to come soon), but sadly she left Lembeh this week to continue her training in Bunaken – Good luck Sarah. Thanks to Lisa Stracci for another awesome pic!
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Week 2 of Eco Divemaster Internship in Lembeh
My last week here in Lembeh has gone too fast, but I feel that we have accomplished a lot. I started the week with a day off, where I chose to do some fun dives in the morning, and Ivone at reception arranged for me to visit Tangkoko National Park in the afternoon. It was nice to see what wildlife North Sulawesi has to offer above the surface. After being disappointed at not seeing any in Borneo, I have now seen 4 Tarsiers.
Happy birthday to Lu Zhong Dong yesterday, and today he had another present when he completed his PADI Open Water course in Bunaken! Congratulation also to his son Lu Huai Jin who also became a PADI open water diver on the same day. They will never forget their open water dive #1 when they saw EAGLE RAYS!, and again on open water dive #4 a BIG NAPOLEON WRASSE just swimming next to them!
Wife/mum Susan also gave it a try with the PADI Discover Scuba Diver (DSD), so it was a real family holiday!
GONG XI FA CAI EVERYONE, especially our new divers from China!
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