After a little more than one week diving in Lembeh and Bunaken we had to said good bye to the Spanish group :(…..but before that we organized a proper Spanish leaving party in Blue Parrot Cafe!!Palm wine for everyone and music!!He had a crazy night with lots of fun!!We enjoyed so much with Oscar, Rosa, Miguel Angel, Graciela, Miguel, Mario and Itsaso. He hope to see you again!!
Here some pictures!!
Yesterday our guest Selina and our head guide John had the privilege of enjoy diving with a dugon in Ron’s point!! The dive start with three black tip sharks and after 20 min they spotted the dugon who stayed with them until they were low on air!! Great last day diving in Bunaken for Selina who did over 40 dives between Lembeh and Bunaken.
The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a large marine mammal, together with the manatees, is one of four living species of the order Sirenia.The dugong is the only strictly-marine herbivorous mammal, as all species of manatee utilise fresh water to some degree.
Like all modern sirenians, the dugong has a fusiform body with no dorsal fin or hind limbs, instead possessing paddle-like forelimbs used to manoeuvre. It is easily distinguished from the manatees by its fluked, dolphin-like tail, but also possesses a unique skull and teeth. The dugong is heavily dependent on seagrasses for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats where they grow, with the largest dugong concentrations typically occurring in wide, shallow, protected areas such as bays, mangrove channels and the lee sides of large inshore islands.
The dugong has been hunted for thousands of years for its meat and oil, although dugong hunting also has great cultural significance throughout its range. The dugong’s current distribution is reduced and disjunct, and many populations are close to extinction. The IUCN lists the dugong as a species vulnerable to extinction.
After amazing dives, huge Napoleon wrasse, three black tip sharks, nudibranches, turtles….any place and time is good to have a bit of fun!! HERE FEW IDEAS!!
The new dive site is nicknamed THREE CORNERS and is a very good dive, the bottom is around 35m and starts out as white sand & rubble, it then turns into really pristine coral wall with lots of sea fans and many whip corals as well as lots of hard & soft corals. There is plenty of life here including all the main coral critters, NUDIBRANCHS aplenty, several ROBUST GHOSTPIPEFISH & also Melly was really thrilled to see her first BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS (Thanks again Leo!!). The new dive site was found by our guides Frans, Sem & Leo. Cheers guys!!
We have our fist Spanish group since we start working at Two Fish. They spend some days in Lembeh and now they will spend few more here in Bunaken, they have enjoy a lot diving in Lembeh between the critters and now they are felling in love with our corals in Bunaken.
Two of them, Itsaso and Mario are on their HONEY MOON!! So we prepared their room full of flower and organize a romantic dinner to celebrate it and we are sure that they would have a good memory of their honey moon at Two Fish!!
We want to thank all of them, Miguel A., Rosa, Oscar, Miguel, Graziela, Itsaso and Mario for bringing us this Spanish taste to the resot.Thank you!!