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05 Oct / 2015
Author: Dominic Tags: , Comments: 0

Tec diving in BunakenOur new Tec50 student Karsten got the opportunity to put his newly learned theory into practise with a series of deep dives after certification. He was lucky enough to be joined by Peter who is already an experienced tech diver from Hong Kong, Peter joined him on his course deep dives and then they got to buddy up and do some real tech diving together.
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28 Sep / 2015
Author: Dominic Tags: Comments: 6

Periclimenes lanipesA prize find for shrimp geeks was finally captured on camera at Bunaken by our in house shrimpophile Robyn. Robyn has spent the last week doing night dives around Bunaken amazed by the amount of life that comes out to play only once the sun has gone down. The basket stars have been a firm favourite as they swarm over the reef, especially once she found they were full of their own little critters.

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10 Aug / 2015
Author: Ina Tags: Comments: 0

Halimeda ghost pipefish in surprisingly cold Bunaken waterThis week in Bunaken… Dive guide Rolly really made the day for his divers, Magnus and Jonas from Denmark, when he found this stunning pair of halimeda ghost pipefish on the dive site Alung Banua. Halimeda ghost pipefish are very rare and sought after by many macro enthusiasts so we are super excited to have them here. Seeing that this is a pair we are hoping that they are going to hang around for a while! (Thank you Jonas for the photo!)
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03 Aug / 2015
Author: Ina Tags: , , Comments: 2

Thresher shark for PADI Open Water studentsThis week in Bunaken… PADI Open Water students Katharina and Johannes from Germany got an exceptional treat during their open water dive 3 when a large thresher shark came cruising up from the depths to have a closer look at them! Thresher sharks are deep water sharks that sometimes come up to shallow cleaning stations to get parasites and dead skin removed by cleaner fish.
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27 Jul / 2015
Author: Ina Tags: , Comments: 0

picking fights with boxer crabsThis week in Bunaken… Dive guide Oke learned that attitude sometimes comes in small packages and that you should not pick fights with boxer crabs. During a dive Oke found a very pretty boxer crab that he pointed out to his divers. Normally boxer crabs are quite elusive and shy, but not this guy! He raised his little pom-poms (which actually are anemones held in their claws) and rushed towards Oke’s finger! Anyone ever been stung by an anemone know to stay clear of them and Oke quickly withdrew his finger. His divers got a good laugh, cause how can anyone be scared of a crab with pom-poms, right!? Thank you Phil Clarke for the great photo!
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