This week on Bunaken…. Some of the tiniest creatures known as skeleton shrimp are ready for Halloween here on Bunaken. Our guides are famous for finding the tiniest things underwater and there is no exception for this one. The skeleton shrimp is only millimetres long and completely transparent – they hang around on pieces of soft coral in a sort of praying mantis like way. The picture here is taken by our repeater guest Keith from New Zealand on one of his dives with Rolly. Nice job focusing on such a tiny and clear creature!
Many of the underwater organisms living around Bunaken in fact don’t need any extra costumes for Halloween as they are already weird enough. This week our guides have been showing the divers some really bizarre and colourful nudibranches, candy crabs, fuzzy orang-utans crabs and funky pygmy seahorses. On the scary side, we’ve had several dives with fierce looking sharks – both black tips and white tips – and then we’ve had really up close encounters with the friendly and goofy looking sea turtles.
For courses we’ve had a couple of young girls doing bubblemakers that instructors Dion and James lead. We’ve also had Shayne from Australia do a couple of refresher dives with instructor Hiro.
This past week we’ve also welcomed back some repeater guests, including Keith, as well as Fiona from the UK who are both doing a combo trip on Bunaken and then Lembeh!
Enjoy your Halloween and stay tuned for more stories of Bunaken next week!