This week in Lembeh…. All shrimps aren’t “Shrimps”. As I’m sure the Giant Mantis Shrimp think, “ Who you calling a shrimp?! ” Something we have a bountiful amount of here in the strait is shrimp. They come in all colours, shapes, and sizes. For example the whip coral shrimp is only about 1 cm, compared to the Giant Mantis Shrimp who’s eye alone can be larger than 1.5cm. Even if there is little to find on a dive, one can guarantee shrimp. The variety of shrimp in the area can keep a diver and photographer coming back for more.
Return guest Hui has been on fire catching hairy frogfish within his camera frame. It has not only been the frog fish but everything from flamboyant cuttlefish to pygmy seahorses. Guests Aileen and Ljubisa have been really busy with learning while doing their Wreck, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and Digital Underwater Photography Specialties with Instructor Luke, they are even starting their rescue course as we speak!
Mike and Eve had most of their list checked off on the first two days of their trip with things like Mimic Octopus, Rhinopias, Blue ringed octopus, and the Black hairy frog fish. Other things being seen are: Painted frog fish, Warty frog fish, Giant frog fish, Ornate Ghost pipe fish, Hairy shrimp, Pygmy Sea Horses, Wonderpus, Tiger Shrimp, Skeleton shrimp, and Coconut Octopus.