Today again we found a blue ring octopus in Bunaken, this time in Lekuan I. They have a awesome dive, right at the beginning the giant turtle, two minutes later an eagle ray passing by, and later blue ring octopus!!!!All this just in the first 5 minutes of the dive!!!!!Great last dives for Amanda and Lasse, who are leaving tomorrow after few weeks with us in Lembeh and Bunaken. Also congratulations to Lasse for his
Advance course and for showing so much interest in learning every little thing and much more!!!!!Thank you very much to Alex for the pictures!!
After one month with us Star went back home this morning. : ((((
She came to became a diving instructor and when she was doing her advance course she hurt the eardrum. She still enjoyed here with us and she had a big group of friends visiting her. We all have lots of fun with this group.
Star integrates herself since the first day so she already was like part of Two Fish family. She promised to came back ones she is recover.
We hope to see you again soon!!
We had a request from our guests Nancy, Paul and Christhop; special dinner!!. “Your wish is my command” so we organize for them; Two kilos prawns, two kilos squid and groupers from Manado.
Our cook Linda give her personal touch in the barbecue and Nancy prepared Thai sauce. The food was looking great!!
They were delighted!!
At Two Fish Divers we eat fresh fish from the local catchs. We only buy pelagic fish and never buy reef fish! Yesterday we had a great surprise! A local fisherman came to our beach and showed us his catch of the day: a two meter Sail Fish (Istiophorus platypterus,)! Apparently, this is a very common species here in the Bunaken area. We have seen many small traditional boats fishing this beautiful animal with great success. It is really amazing to see how this little boats can bring up such a big and strong animal.
This time, we bought the whole animal and we had a treat for dinner last night! Grilled steaks of Sail Fish in Coconut saouce! mmmm! yes, it was delicious.
Sailfish are a native of warm regions of oceans worldwide, so they are truly an international entity among sport fishes. They are easily recognized by the large fin that runs from the back of the head to the tail, known as a sail.
Spawning is thought to be in the warmer summer months in water that is fairly shallow, where mating males and females will swim side by side.
Sailfish grow extremely quickly, reaching a length of almost one meter in just a single year. They can live as long as 16 years, a highly migratory species, they have been known to travel as much as 200,000 miles or more in their lifetime.
Their current role is being the cutest things here at Two Fish Divers ( Scubi is not taking it too well!) and sleeping in the office. Once they are bit bigger and stronger then will be in charge of Pest Control (to keep at bay any unwanted visitors from the jungle) and teasing Scubi and Chocolate.