We can frequently spot wonderful wunderpus on black sand dive sites like TK or Rojos, but when you see one for the first time, you really feel amazed! It is a bit the same sensation when you spot one on your own: a mix of stupefaction, wonderment and pride.
Karen is an experienced dive instructor from London and she was very happy to spot a wonderful wunderpus herself and to be able to make great pictures of this critter. Opel, one of our dive guides, had spotted a first one, and just nearby, Karen found another one!
By the way, do you know how to tell the difference between a wonderful wunderpus and a mimic octopus? The mimic octopus is usually bigger and they don´t have exactly the same color – the mimic octopus has a clearly black and white pattern while the wunderpus is usually more reddish-brown. However, the easiest way to distinguish those two cephalopods is in the lines: the mimic octopus has a white line along each tentacle while the wunderpus does not! Anyway, the Latin scientific name of this animal is totally justified: “Wunderpus photogenicus” as it is a fantastic subject to make great pictures, as Karen did today.
This week we also have spotted some coconut octopus, frogfishes, bobbit worms, and Rein our Dive Master has found a new red and white hairy frogfish. If you like hairy frogfish then last week’s white one is still waiting for our next visit!
We had also some returning guests like Patrick, he came back to Two Fish Lembeh after 4 years and he was impressed with the evolution and improvement of the resort over the years, including our relaxing area and more comfortable facilities.
We are looking forward to the next week, with much more critters to spot with our enthusiastic guests and our experienced dive guides.