Halimeda ghost pipefish

Halimeda Ghost Pipefish our favourite fish in Bunaken this week

The Halimeda ghost pipefish was our favourite fish in Bunaken this week. We have a couple of divesites around Bunaken where the trained eyes of our diveguides find that cutie-pie! Here is some info about the rarity from Wikipedia: “Halimeda ghost pipefish, Solenostomus halimeda, is a species of false pipefishes belonging to the family Solenostomidae.…

unicorn fish

The Unicorn Fish in Lembongan that changes color

This week on Lembongan some of our guests spotted one of the most unique looking fish on the planet, the Unicorn Fish. The unicorn fish has a long horn that protrudes from the top of its head but biologists are unsure of the purpose of it. It isn’t used as a weapon or swimming aid,…

Mimic Octopus

Mimic Octopus, House Reef, Muck Diving, Amed, Bali

This week in Amed, we encountered the very in demand Mimic Octopus; a “must-have” subject for underwater photographers, our specialty here in Amed. It holds this name because of its ability to impersonate other local species by changing its skin color and texture and literally blend with its environment. All thanks to what is called the…

Diving during the solar eclipse – this week in Bunaken

Solar Eclipse in IndonesiaThis week in Bunaken we had the unique opportunity to dive during the full solar eclipse. And, as a double treat, senior dive guide Fenly picked a rarely visited site which usually offers a good chance for larger marine life. But that’s not what happened on this magical dive…

To witness a full solar eclipse, you really have to be in the right place at the right time. Turns out, Bunaken was the place to be this week as we had a chance to see a 98% solar eclipse just before 9 am. Some of our guests opted to dive later, but a few hardy ones wanted to know what it might be like to dive when the sun disappears.