Last night they had a party in our beach cafe to celebrate, the picture here is early on as they are still standing up!
Joining them in the celebration was Philippa who just passed her Divemaster!
(In picture are Philippa, Luke, Sam, Dion, Meagan and Course Director Brendon).
Congratulations to the four new instructors and new divemaster!
Pictured here are Luke, Meagan, Dion, Brendon (Course Director) & Sam. They are currently attending the Instructor Exam in Manado on Tuesday 7 Sept, we wish them good luck!
What better way to spend your days off than learning to dive??! That is what Elodie did when she was given a few days leave from her project work here in North Sulawesi!
Elodie took to diving like a professional and breezed through the classroom sessions, confined skills and also all the open water dives. She was lucky enough to see some of the rare Lembeh Critters on her dives including the Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Pegasus Sea Moth and a Blue-Ringed Octopus. One of the coolest things we saw on the course was snake ell enjoying his lunch of Lizardfish! It was an amazing sight to see as he came about a metre out of his hole to capture his prey!
It was an absolute pleasure (and we had lots of laughs!) to teach Elodie and we hope to see her back on Lembeh soon!
Lembeh Straits is a Mecca for underwater photographers as they love the current-free (well most of the time!) waters, sandy bottoms and the multitude of crazy critters we have living here!
They both spent time with Gizmo (our resident photography instructor and resort manager) learning firstly about caring and looking after their underwater cameras. They went on to learn about understanding the camera and how to maximize the functions to get the best possible photos underwater.
One of the most important elements of a good photo is good composition and lighting and Gizmo gave them both plenty of tips on taking the best photo possible.
Even the world’s best photographers use a photo-editing programme and during their course both Dan and James gained some skills in ‘post production’!
Check out a mixture of their photos in the album. A couple of my favourites are the Feather Star on Whip Coral and Lionfish/Bannerfish Ménage (see above)!
Thanks to James and Dan for allowing us to publish their photos and ‘Great Job’ to both of them!
If you would like to take this course on your trip to Two Fish Divers Lembeh, then please drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Late last week we received a call from Marion saying that her and her friends were interested in completing their Open Water Course with us. They had read about diving in Sulawesi and were initially interested in completing the course in Bunaken but when they were told that could complete it as well here in Lembeh, they decided to come over to the ‘Dark Side’ to become certified divers!
We started the Open Water Course as a group of five but Remi wasn’t feeling too well and so decided to complete the academics and confined (skills!) part of the course – he did a great job and should go on to complete his open water dives. Marion, Pauline, Sebastien and Pierre continued on with the courses and completed it without a hitch – we didn’t have to repeat a single skill and they all passed the exam with flying colours! It was great watching them swim along behind me looking like professionals from the start!
Sylvain was completing his Advanced Open Water course at the same time and hearing how much he enjoyed the night dive – Sebastien and Pierre also decided to complete their Adventure Night and Deep Dives and so have already completed two fifths of their advanced course!
On their final day of diving we went out and did their first muck dive and judging by the looks on their faces when they saw Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Seahorses, Cuttlefish and many cool crabs they enjoyed it as much as they did the course.
Team France – it was a pleasure teaching you all and having you stay with here in Two Fish Lembeh. We would love to have you back!! Well done again and Keep Diving!!!