Originally from Japan, Sachiyo and Shinsuke are currently living in Manado, and decided to head over to the walls of Bunaken for their first underwater experience. It was a pleasure having them stay with us, and we are very lucky they live so close, as it’s always nice to see friendly and familiar faces with such a passion for diving.
As well as seeing many turtles and lots of beautiful aquatic life, they were also lucky to see a White Tip Reef Shark swimming deeper below us on the wall. We look forwards to seeing you again for some continuing education with your Advanced Open Water, to go deeper and see some more sharks, to explore at night, and much more.
Here are a couple of photos of Sachiyo and Shinsuke with the Two Fish Divers Instructor team, and also a photo with them and their instructor Ella.
Thank you guys and come back soon!
Tanya’s first time ever taking photos under water, and what amazing results! Proving it’s not as hard as people think, her best photos were actually taken with white balance, rather than point and shoot.
A few our her favourite photos shown here include a fun reverse picture of herself, taken by herself, an orangutan crab who will always be known as King Louis, a hiding Blue-Spotted Ribbontail Ray, a beautiful macro shot of hard coral, a sleek Chromodoris Willani Nudibranch, and last but certainly not least, the cheeky looking Orange Anemonefish.
Have fun with your new camera Tanya and enjoy taking many more amazing shots.
In mid-May we welcomed back Brendon, our Course Director, for another high season in Bunaken. He is conducting a couple if IDC’s and leading our effort to discover the depths of Bunaken with Tec diving.
The Tec Diving season kicked off with 2 guests completing their PADI Tec Diver course last week. Thijs & Daan are two instructors from Lanta Divers, Koh lanta, Thailand who decided to celebrate the end of their work season with a Tec course and Tec fun-dives to explore the walls of Bunaken to 50m+.
Following the re-development of PADI’s Tec courses, we now offer three Tec courses – Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50. Each of these are 3 day/4 dive courses that introduce divers to advanced diving techniques to 40m, 45m and 50m, and Bunaken is perfect for this with spectacular scenery, 40m viz and more sharks at depths!
Apart from being huge fans of the many Angel fish we have here, Felipe and Scott just couldn’t get over the sheer diversity of textures and shapes of all the stunning corals, sponges, sea squirts and sea stars – they didn’t know where to look and point next! Filling in the logbooks too a while…..
Well done on your courses guys, you were dream students….and thanks for reminding us how lucky we are on Bunaken to be surrounded by so much amazing aquatic life of every type!
Thankfully our two Open Water students, Seo from Korea and Gabor from Hungary, both appreciate what lucky people they are to have had such a stunning ‘swimming pool’ skills session today. During confined skills 4 and 5, they encountered no less than 3 seahorses, 3 flounders, 2 puffer fish, a tiny frogfish and a pigmy pipehorse! Now that’s pretty amazing for any dive anywhere…. but for a ‘POOL’?! Sure beats cold chlorinated water and other people’s old elastaplasts!