Two years ago, Simon completed his Divemaster course with Two Fish Divers Bunaken. This year, he returned to take the next step and become a PADI instructor. After his course, he decided to stay on for a couple of weeks and complete an instructor internship. Here’s how it went….
Our resort in Bunaken has just been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2012 from Tripadvisor!!
The Certificate of Excellence is for 4+ star and it is a fantastic result. We would like to say thanks to all our guests that helped us with this, as well as all our staff who made this happen.
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We are really please to announce that our new swimming pool in Bunaken is now complete and ready for use!
We started it in Jan with the digging and transport of materials, and it was finally finished on 27 July. We had an official opening by the local village head and community leaders such as the village priest, and we invited all the workers to come and have a swim! Soon after this it was open to guests.
At Two Fish Divers we eat fresh fish from the local catchs. We only buy pelagic fish and never buy reef fish! Yesterday we had a great surprise! A local fisherman came to our beach and showed us his catch of the day: a two meter Sail Fish (Istiophorus platypterus,)! Apparently, this is a very common species here in the Bunaken area. We have seen many small traditional boats fishing this beautiful animal with great success. It is really amazing to see how this little boats can bring up such a big and strong animal.
This time, we bought the whole animal and we had a treat for dinner last night! Grilled steaks of Sail Fish in Coconut saouce! mmmm! yes, it was delicious.
Sailfish are a native of warm regions of oceans worldwide, so they are truly an international entity among sport fishes. They are easily recognized by the large fin that runs from the back of the head to the tail, known as a sail.
Spawning is thought to be in the warmer summer months in water that is fairly shallow, where mating males and females will swim side by side.
Sailfish grow extremely quickly, reaching a length of almost one meter in just a single year. They can live as long as 16 years, a highly migratory species, they have been known to travel as much as 200,000 miles or more in their lifetime.
They are both from Spain, and are experienced instructors with some years under their belt in both Thailand and Indonesia.
They have already made an immediate impact on the resort side by helping to set up our beach cafe so that it serves coffee, fruit juices & sandwiches, as well as teaching many courses!
We wish them all the best.