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01 Aug / 2011
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celebrate-the-sea-logo The 10th Celebrate the Sea Festival 2010 is once again gearing up to be the most exciting and inspiring festival of the sea in the Asia Pacific. Howard & Michelle Hall, world renowned film makers for their astonishing IMAX 3D productions of Deep Sea and Coral Reef Adventure, will be attending the September festival to share their adventures along with National Geographic’s deep-sea explorer Emory Kristof, acclaimed as among the first to discover the wreck of the Titanic. Attendees can expect very extraordinary presentations from a host of celebrated underwater luminaries including Dr Mark Erdmann, Leandro Blanco, Eric Bettens, Amanda Cotton, Steve Jones, Michael AW, Mathieu Meur, William Macdonald and Indonesia’s very own award-winning underwater photographer Ronny Rengkung.
Special Guests: Howard Hall: Michelle Hall: Neville Coleman

With the association of the World Festival of Underwater Pictures, Le Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine – Marseille – now in its 37th year, Celebrate the Sea is seen as the most important underwater film and photographic event in the world outside of Europe.

One of the highlights of Celebrate the Sea is the 4-day photographic SOS ‘shoot out’ competition from 19-23 September; photographers from the world over are invited to North Sulawesi to compete for the prestigious “Most Influential Shoot Out Underwater Photographer of the Year award” with cash prize and holiday prize of USD5000 value.* The festival’s international underwater imagery competition also calls for entries from photographers and film makers to compete in the seven categories; Black and White print, Colour Print, Portfolio of Festival, Trio, Slide Shows, short video and feature length documentary.

The Celebrate the Sea weekend at the scenic Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Manado shall be jam packed with seminars on ocean conservation, climate change, underwater photographic workshops, a photographic exhibition and an international underwater film festival featuring winning films from the World Underwater Pictures Festival. Highlights of the weekend also include screening of films and prints in competition, slide show competition, children’s painting competition, photographic workshop, dive travel, and an exhibition of marine arts & craft. As in previous festivals, the event is the platform for OceanNEnvironment Australia to launch its annual shark conservation campaign. Over 5000 children will compete in this year’s Celebrate the Sea art competition and the finalists will be invited to compete in the final round to win the prestigious Ambassador for Sharks Award.

The festival’s international underwater imagery competition also calls for entries from photographers and film makers to compete in the seven categories; Black and White print, Colour Print, Portfolio of Festival, Trio, Slide Shows, short video and feature length documentary.

The Celebrate the Sea weekend at the scenic Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Manado shall be jam pack with seminars on ocean conservation, climate change, underwater photographic workshops, photographic exhibition and an international underwater film festival featuring winning films from the World Underwater Pictures Festival. Highlights of the weekend also include screening of films and prints in competition, slide shows competition, children’s painting competition, photographic workshop, dive travels, and an exhibition of marine arts & craft. As in previous festivals, the event is the platform for OceanNEnvironment Australia to launch its annual shark’s conservation campaign. Over 5000 children will compete in this year Celebrate the Sea art competition and the finalists will be invited to compete in the final round to win the prestigious Ambassador for Sharks Award.

Join Two Fish Divers is one of the sponsors of the event.
Join us for our SHOOT OUT PACKAGE from 19-23 September. You can choose from a single location in either Bunaken or Lembeh or get the best of both worlds with a Combo Package for both. Prices start from just EUR405 per person per double/twin cottage. You would get disccounted masterpasses!

Find out more…

01 Jul / 2011
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Our Course Director Brendon Sing is presenting a weekly Shark Guardian Presentation at Two Fish Bunaken. As divers we do care about sharks and this is a great way to learn more about them and have chat about this subject at Blue Parrot Cafe.

SHARK GUARDIAN PRESENTATION
The Shark Guardian multimedia based slide show has been in development for over 10 years. The presentation is unique and incorporates a combination of brilliant images and films, leaving the audience amazed and with a new found insight and appreciation for sharks. The presentation is designed to show people the true and natural beauty of sharks, their role in the eco-system and why sharks are vital for all life on Earth. The Shark Guardian presentation is suitable for all ages and when necessary it is altered to suit the audience.

As part of the presentation Brendon wants to show the audience how they can help and get involved with shark conservation efforts anywhere in the world. Through education and action, with the belief that we can make a difference and with the right motivation, we can achieve stronger protection for sharks worldwidePLEASE VISIT THE SHARK GUARDIAN WEBSITE

http://www.sharkguardian.org/

GET INVOLVE!!!

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24 Apr / 2011
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269 KILOS OF RUBBISH!!

66 bags

12 ballons

28 beverage bottles

23 glasses

5 caps

124 clothing, shoes

4 bait containers

15 cleaner bottles

3 buoys

66 fishing lines

8 fishing lures

15 cigarettes

11 wrappers

17 diapers

6 syringes

1 tampon

21 plates, cups, knifes….

31 food containers

12 toys

8 nets

6 light bulbs

13 plastic sheeting

11 rope

11 batteries

34 building materials

1 tires

20 metal buchets

MANY THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEERS! Fendi, John, Eli, Rian, Ronald, Tina, Laura, Martin and Lene!!

23 Apr / 2011
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Friday 22nd April 2011
All the guests at Two Fish Divers Lembeh helped to first do a beach clean up in the front of the resort, then after that off to the Police Pier Reef for an underwater cleanup!!!!
Special thanks again to all those who helped on the day: Hugo, Phil, Nickie, Budy, Cenk, Gabi, Luk, Pierre, Sharon, Fabien , Udo, Christian, Alfred, Harry, Torsten & of course all of the Two Fish Divers Lembeh team as well – well done guys the amount of trash collected was pretty amazing!!!! Some of the more unusual finds were a roll of linoleum, game console controllers & one complete dinner set!!!!!!!!

22 Apr / 2011
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Today 22th of April is the international DIVE FOR EARTH DAY!!

As divers we do care about ocean protection, so to contribute Two Fish Bunaken organize a underwater clean up.

After having done a briefing providing an explanation of how to recover the trash, as well as what should be recovered and what should be left behind, the dive took place this afternoon in Bunaken village pier. We arranged the buddy teams and both staff and guest jumped into the water with a mesh sack ready to began our search for debris and trash. After one hour underwater working together for a common good we all came up with full sacks. However it was to late for some of the rubbish found underwater at it was already part of the reef!!

Tomorrow we will report our event data to Proyect Aware

Thank you for celebrating the ocean planet with us!!

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