THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN……..We have had some rainy days at the beginning of the week, but the weather seems to have been improving, so much that the divers were lucky enough to see beautiful Pilot Whales! Thanks for the photo Reto & Simone.
Underwater the visibility is 20 metres plus and we have been seeing the whole range from big to small to tiny, but particularly plentiful and diverse are the Ghostpipe fish and Pygmy Seahorses this week. We have seen Denise, Severns & Pontohi Pygmy Seahorses and Ornate, Thin, Velvet & Halimeda Ghost Pipefish. We have also seen Orangutan, Boxer & Candy crabs, Pink Leaf Scropion fish, Banded Boxer, Anemone & Commensal Shrimps, Elegant Squat lobsters, Short Nose Pipefish, Black and Gold Polyclad Flat Worm, Spotted Garden eels, various Nudibranch including Nembrotha Kubaryana, Black and White Reef Sharks, Barracuda, Jacks, Dog Tooth Tuna and Turtles.
We also welcome Reto our DMT who came from Lembongan to Bunaken. This is the second resort of his three resort DM course. Lots of great and diverse experience for him!
Happy Earth Day to everyone! All the Two Fish resorts have been out collecting rubbish in celebration. More about that later.
That’s all for now, find out more about diving in Bunaken with us.
How do you feel about sidemount diving? not sure? sounds like pretty much everyone else. A few of the guys in Lembongan just had a little try out on one. Yayan one of our guides said it was lots of fun and really good for buoyancy control. Didn’t take long at all to get used to. Why not try it out yourself?
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Well done to AMALIA ANDAYANI who just finished her PADI Open Water course yesterday with PADI Instructor Dion at Bunaken. Today she is now ready for some fun dives. It was a great course with sightings of big turtles, scorpionfish, lionfish, napoleon wrasse, and the pontohi seahorse. However, there was one thing that Amalia did not like to see – the reef sharks!
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THIS WEEK IN LEMBEH… Some fab critters as usual with all four types of Pygmy Seahorse on one site (Bargibanti, Denise, Pontohi and Severns), Lembeh Sea Dragons, Velvet Ghost Pipefish, Mimic Octopus, Blue Ringed Octopus, Shaggy Frogfish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Tiger Shrimps and Harlequin Shrimps… Plus some fabulous night dives where we saw Bobbit Worms and Starry Night Ocoptus Also congratulations to Craig who has finished his Divemaster course and we prepare for Earth Day on the 22nd with beach and underwater clean-ups! A busy week!!
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THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN…Having fun with the Mantas again, seen Dolphins playing from the boat again, some Turtle action, Sea snakes, Nudis, shrimp and macro fun and some of our guys were lucky enough to stumble upon a bamboo shark. Find out more about diving Lembongan with us.