Whether you have seen every species of Moray Eel or just the common ones it is always exciting to see them guarding their holes and even better to see them out swimming. For some divers at Two Fish Divers this week was the first time spotting Snowflake Moray Eels in Bunaken.
The Snowflake Moray (Echidna nebulosa) is sometimes called the clouded moray and is widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific but for some it has been the first time spotting Snowflake Moray Eels in Bunaken. The photo shows one of our resident Snowflakes that lives in the eel grass in front of the resort but this week we also spotted them in the lagoon near Alung Banua where Two Fish Divers Course Director Restuning Sandini was conducting PADI IDC training and presentation workshops with candidates Max, Mereike and Kris and IDC Staff Instructor candidate Colin.
A big congratulations to the above mentioned who successfully completed the IDC and have since passed the PADI Instructor Exam and become Open Water Scuba Instructors and well done Colin for becoming PADI Staff Instructor. These guys had an intense but fun filled 2 weeks with Indonesia’s first female PADI Course Director, Restuning, in Bunaken, developing their skills in the classroom; custom built dive pool, and spectacular open water sites that are on offer here. We can’t wait for the next IDC!
This week we said goodbye to Arlan and Pamela who decided they wanted to head to Lembeh to see what all the fuss was about with muck diving. Camera gear in tow, and Thomas closely on their heels, we arranged their transfers to Two Fish Lembeh and they managed to squeeze in a couple of dives there before flying home. See you next time!
With Wilfried and Nicholas here to do their PADI Divemaster training; Lindsay, Margo and Christian learning to dive, and Stephane here to explore all the diving Bunaken has to offer, the Snowflake Morays will be spotted again soon I’m sure.