THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN… the ShipWreck dive was really nice with great viz and almost no current, so it was good dive for all the divers. This shipwreck has lot of life growing on it and supports many fish, such as a super cool Mappa Pufferfish sitting on the deck and greeting divers. Even after a few photo’s were taken of him he still did not move away, instead giving just a little waving to say hi. On the reef side of the wreck also had lot of cool little encounters like juvenile sweetlip, mantis shrimp, ornate ghost pipefish and scorpion fish.
When people say to us “Don’t show us any more Hairy Octopus” you know it’s been a great week of diving in Lembeh! This week in Lembeh our guests have been spoiled by the amazing critters coming out to play with the highlight being several sightings of Hairy Octopus and Velvet Ghost Pipefish.
This week in Lembeh we have been busy bees! In addition to a week of special critters and awesome night dives we have also had lots of students taking courses and held a clean-up dive!
This September 2014 Project Aware carries on the tradition of the whole month being Debris Month of Action, and at Two Fish we always support this. Not only during the month of September in fact, we organise clean-up dives all year round, but we up the game a little during September!
Wooo, I’m finally a Divemaster! My last week in Lembongan was very busy, but it was great to see all the signatures being signed off on my form. Day by day getting closer and closer to that final signature!
This week in Lembeh we have had a good time with the critters, as well as having a few return guests coming back.
This week in Lembongan…. There is a lot more then just the big creatures here in Lembongan. To some divers it’s not the size that matters. Sadly it has been the motion of the ocean that has stopped us getting out to the manta spots this week but our dive guides have been finding lots of small creatures tucked away in the reef. Just like this goby fish sliding up and down the whip coral.
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN…. Fun divers are having turtle week and it seems like every dive site is turning into a turtle town around Bunaken. Everybody is commenting that many BIG turtles are swimming around and passing really close to the divers. They are certainly not afraid of cameras, which is the good thing for the people who like to take underwater photos. Thanks Geby & Hajo for the nice Turtle photo!
This Week in Lembongan… we have had the girls out of the office and in the water with the mantas. Purna, the assistant resort manager and Lucya, our reservation staff, jumped in the pool with instructor Steph and divemaster trainee Chelsea to complete a discover scuba dive. Then today Lucya headed out to Manta Bay with Chelsea to snorkel with the manta rays.
This week in Bunake…Our favourite photo from our many-time repeater guest, Dymphna, is of a candy crabs at Sachiko, but our guests are actually experiencing their very own shark week in Bunaken!
This week I’ve been learning the art of guiding, much to the amusement of my instructors. There have been underwater fights, lost equipment, and some very bad buoyancy!
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN….we spotted three Tiger cowry shells together, just like our three dive centers in Bunaken, Lembeh & Lembongan! With great weather we have been seeing lots of other stuff, with particular mention of blacktip sharks, Baracuda’s, Doogtooth tuna, Eaglerays, Sea horses, Boxer crabs, and Sponge crabs.
For a couple of weeks already we have been feeling the temperature of the water drop in Lembeh, but don’t panic because cooler waters means lots of cool critters too!
Lembeh’s variety of critters never fails to disappoint, but this week the hype has been all about the nocturnal magic of the amazing night dives.
This Week in Lembongan…. With the super moon that featured during this week we have had some crazy tides, these crazy tides have brought some crazy currents. But this just adds to the fun in Lembongan. These crazy currents make crazy shapes underwater.
THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN…. WOW, a MANTA RAY was spotted on a dive, just goes to show that you can see anything around Bunaken!!
This week in Lembongan…. The cold currents are starting to flow but this is not all bad, with these cold currents, creatures from the deep come up to greet our divers. Today at Crystal Bay, Open Water and Advance students and fun divers were all blessed with a Mola Mola swimming around. Laurent’s Mola Mola dance may have brought the Mola, but he was the only one who did not see.
This week in Lembeh our attention has been somewhat diverted on a couple of occasions away from the tiny critters hiding in the muck… With a juvenile Whale Shark and a Guitar Shark both being seen you could say it’s been a week of unexpected creatures!
This week in Lembongan… As Divemaster Trainie, Yayan started his U-Pattern for his search and recovery dive, all of a sudden, out of the blue, emerges two buggy eyes and an white oval mouth. Instructor Bryce grabs Yayan’s arm, who is engrossed in his compass, to point out the Mola Mola coming over to have a look at what the humans are doing. Bryce could almost hear Yayan say, ‘Move over Mola Mola I am trying to do my search pattern’
Yeah, I passed all my swim tests 🙂 800m snorkeling, 400m swimming , 100m tired diver tow, 15 minute floating and last but not least the equipment exchange! Now I am super tired from all the hard work!
We can find Ghost Pipefish year-round in Lembeh but we do seem to experience seemingly random periods of high numbers of certain species. This week in Lembeh the Ornate Ghost Pipefish are popping up everywhere!
Can’t believe I only have one week left on the island. I have done a lot, but still have a busy week ahead of me to get the last things done for my DM certification. Hopefully it will go pretty smoothly….
Wow time flies! Another busy week has passed. I have already learned a whole lot but I did realize that there is so much more that I have to learn…