Please help to Shout for Sharks at CITES

In March 2013, the member countries to CITES – the world’s largest, most effective wildlife conservation agreement in existence – will vote on whether or not 11 species of sharks and rays receive protections from the devastating effects of international trade.

Before CITES leaders vote, they need to hear our voice, so we are asking you to help by shouting about protecting these exceptionally vulnerable species while there’s still time.

Two Fish Shouts for Sharks & Rays!!

Vote yes for sharks and raysTwo Fish Divers did a Shout for Sharks at each of its 3 locations – Bunaken, Lembeh and Lembongan/Bali. “We tried to do it on the same day but this proved difficult, but we did manage to get each location do it within 3 days of each other!!” says Tina, owner of Two Fish Divers.

This March, member countries to CITES – the world’s largest, most effective wildlife conservation agreement in existence – will vote on whether or not 11 species of sharks and rays receive protections from the devastating effects of international trade.

Dive against debris underwater cleanup in Lembongan

dive against debris underwater cleanup in LembonganOur DMT Kris organised another cleanup in Lembongan this week, but this time it was dive against debris underwater cleanup. We pulled up a ton of trash including 7 tyres, one had at least another 6 months worth of tread on it, any takers for a second hand goodyear?

Check out more pics from the cleanup in the gallery below.

Find out more about diving in Lembongan with us.

Its official: North Sulawesi has more diversity than Komodo & West Thailand!

In September 2012, Dr Mark Erdmann and Dr Gerry Allen were visiting Manado as Guest Lecturers for a biology workshop. At the same time they conducted a survey of fish species to measure the marine biodiversity in North Sulawesi, and it threw up some most absolutely amazing unexpected results. Namely that North Sulawesi has more marine diversity than Komodo and West Thailand, so now you can dive some of the best marine diversity on the planet with us!

How did this reach this conclusion? To begin with, they recorded 967 species from 329 genera and 84 families, and they said that they were “nowhere near reaching a plateau with every day adding 25-40 new records to the list!”.

Dive Against Debris – Triple whammy clean-up!

Triple whammy results from Bunaken, Lembeh and LembonganOn September 28th, for the first time ever, all three of our resorts combined to do a simultaneous Dive Against Debris in support of Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action. This is what we are calling our Dive Against Debris – Triple whammy clean-up!

All of our joint efforts managed to bring in an amazing  677 kilos of marine debris, collected from sites in Bunaken, Lembeh and Nusa Lembongan.

Helping to protect the underwater environment by Supporting Project Aware Debris Month of Action in Sept

With the re-launch of Project AWARE this year, two main focuses emerged: Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris. To support this, Project Aware have targeted September 2011 as the Debris Month of Action. As divers, we do love nature and underwater life and Two Fish have decide to start contributing to protect this underwater life…

HELP US TO PROTECT SHARKS!

Help Give Sharks A Fighting Chance – Sign the Petition Shark populations are devastated by overexploitation, including targeted fishing, bycatch and finning. Join thousands of AWARE divers and shark advocates who are serious about shark protection. Support the goal to reach 100,000 petition signatures from around the world by June 8th, World Ocean Day. Sign…