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13 Mar / 2010
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Congratulations to Zoe Brownhill and Christian von Damm, their pictures won first prize in our 2009 Photo Competition, and they win a 5-day holiday with us in Bunaken and Lembeh. Check out all the results of the 2009 Photo Competition.

13 Mar / 2010
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Congratulations to Zoe Brownhill, her picture of the Mantis Shrimp with eggs won first prize in the 2009 Photo Competition, and she wins a 5-day holiday with us in Lembeh. Check out all the results of the 2009 Photo Competition.

13 Mar / 2010
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Congratulations to Christian von Damm, his picture of the two Tropical Stripe Triplefin fish won first prize in the 2009 Photo Competition, and he wins a 5-day holiday with us in Bunaken. Check out all the results of the 2009 Photo Competition

02 Mar / 2010
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IMG_2297After feeling disappointed that we were going to be unable to dive Tandu Rusa and visit the resident Hairy Frogfish, we decided on Nudi Falls for the second dive of the morning (01/03/10). The visibility was looking good; there was no current – perfect conditions!! It was going to be a good dive, I could tell!

We set off, closely inspecting the Gorgonian Fans for Pygmy Seahorses but after 10mins and 3 fans we were unable to locate any. Nudi Falls was delivering a great dive – plenty of Nudis, Morays, Banded and Long Nosed Pipefish and much, much more.

I was just about to go up to do my safety stop, when Opo (our Head Dive Guide) came rushing over to me, with a look of pure excitement on his face. I decided that it was worth following Opo, especially after he started to write SEA DRAGON into the sand! My heart was racing, he couldn’t have possibly found a critter that was only discovered in recent years (2006) but is hardly seen? Or could he?? After a quick swim back to an algae covered part of the wall, he started a thorough search and within seconds, he was pointing to what looked like a tiny strand of hair floating in the water but this was to be my first look at the extremely rare Lembeh Sea Dragon ( Kyonemichthys rumengani).

This rarely sighted critter tends to hang around in the shallows with its tail wrapped onto some algae. They have the face of a Pygmy Seahorse but the body of a very thin pipefish.

I was still shaking with disbelief and joy when we surfaced and was smiling all the way back to the resort. We are hoping to get some pictures this afternoon if he is still there – so keeping checking the blog!

25 Feb / 2010
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We just received this great pic of a baby cuttlefish from Zoe who stayed with us for 1 month in Dec 2009. This egg hatched in an hour and the baby immediately swam off – too fast for another photo!


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