Our corner of the world is a well known haven for the weird and wonderful underwater; but usually most of the attention goes to our sister location of Lembeh Straits. Lembeh is of course an amazing destination, but it isn’t that far away and so it is of no great surprise when even our guides get their minds blown by something amazing.
Often whilst visiting Lembeh, I have heard in briefings about the hairy octopus, (a rare though prominent character as yet un-named formally by the scientific community) but I always thought it was something similar to the pygmy whale shark or flying pig? Then one turns up on one of our sites that we normally go to for tuna and other pelagics- maybe it hitched a ride over?
The walls here are still beautiful and the water is clear and warm, full of life; turtles, sharks and eagle rays, but don’t be surprised if the guides are spending a little more time over the sand than usual.