Here’s a little video of those awesome molas we saw recently. Thanks to Jop and Thomas for the footage and starring in it!
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THIS WEEK IN LEMBEH……..Hui has been checking off his wish list. Octopus – Blue-Ring Octopus, Coconut Octopus, Long Armed Octopus, Mimic Octopus & Wonderpus. Check. Frogfish – Hairy, Painted, Giant & Warty. Check. Seahorses – Bargibanti, Denise, Severns & Pontohi. Check. He also saw Flamboyant cuttlefish, Tiger Shrimp, Bumblebee shrimp, Harlequin Shrimp, Candy crabs and lots of Nudibranch. Thanks for the photo Hui!
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Week 1 of Divemaster Internship in Bunaken
Another week done as a divemaster intern. Halfway there. Wow .. how much I’ve learned! I spent time with instructor Dion in a Rescue Diver course, and was happy to both observe the skills and get some practice and refresher myself. We worked in both the confined environment of the swimming pool and then took it all to the open water and performed the skills there. There were instructional deep dives, drift dives, navigation dives, and even managed a little fun diving
THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN….Mantas Mantas, Mantas. We had a good amount of manta’s including maybe 10 today. Nudi’s,crabs, shrimp, seasnakes (including one big lad on the beach the other night!) turtles and fish galore. Also shhhhhhhhhhhh….yesterday was Nyepi down here so everyone had to be quiet and do nothing so the evil spirits wouldn’t plague the island, it was a day of no electricity and sun bathing! Here’s an ogoh ogoh, one of many paraded through the village, a locally made ‘demon’ which got burnt after the parade.
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THIS WEEK IN BUNAKEN…..Two Fish Divers turned 12 years old! Many fish and marine creatures put in appearances to celebrate with us. John, our DMT asked our guests what their highlights were. The answers were Severns Seahorse, White Tassled Scorpion fish, Comet, Turtles, Orangutan Crabs, Candy crabs, Anemone crabs, Nembrotha nudibranch (photo by Lars), Colourful Soft Corals, Schools of Fusiliers, Dolphins, Pilot Whales Pleurobranchs.
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