Bumphead Parrotfish is one of the hi-light of the Liberty shipwreck in Tulamben. You’re happy when you see one or two but what a great feeling when you meet fourteen of them while diving on this beautiful wreck. The bumphead (Bolbometopon muricatum) is the biggest in the parrotfish family. It can reach a good 1.5m long and weight around 50kg which make it a very impressive fish to encounter. It has a beautiful blue/green color and a powerful jaw planted of big teeth to bite and feed itself out of coral. A big benefit is that the bumphead parrotfish is not shy at all and will swim around you without minding you at all.
This week, as we were having a training dive on the Liberty with our Divemaster trainees Chao and Desmond, we cross path with fourteen of them in their daily journey. Fourteen adults schooling all together make a breathtaking procession that passes its way next to the happy divers and slowly moves on. Swimming around you can easily follow them for a while before they leave the dive site to continue their way. When on top you got a hawksbill turtle, couples of nice nudibranchs and all the many fishes we can find there it really feels like a very nice dive!
This week as well, brand new instructors who just passed their Instructor Examination in Sanur came to Amed to do some specialty courses. The TwoFish family congratulate candidates Christina and Milan for becoming Padi instructors with us. Maybe they will be lucky to meet these Bumphead parrotfish in one of their dive!