This week in Lembeh…. We get Freaky. Like something horror movies were made from, The famed Bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) is some divers dream to see. Seen during the night, these creepy critters can grow to a length of 3m, waiting to snatch their pray and drag them down into the earth. Victoria has been wanting and waiting to see one for as long as she can remember. Since the first time she saw one featured in a magazine, this has been her prize. She was lucky enough to see one on her first night dive and was dancing for the next few days.
Raswan has had his mind blown with how many things he has seen so far. “Its almost like I ask to see something and the guide points it out the next dive.” Things on his list have been: Harlequin shrimp, Coconut octopus, Robust Ghostpipefish, Skeleton shrimp, Hairy shrimp, and he has seen way more things he never knew existed. All guests doing the Night dives have come back saying there are more octopus then they can remember. Also the algae growth that this cold water brings in has also brought in mating sea hares by the thousands.
Frogfish seem to be everywhere at the moment as well, types like: Hairy, warty, clown, painted. Seen are also: Ambon scorpion fish, cuttlefish, ghostpipefish, pygmy seahorses, seahorses, blue ringed octopus, long arm octopus, and so much more.