This week in Bunaken… Everywhere around the world people get worried when Friday the 13th comes around, but it takes more than superstition to put divers off from diving! And of course it was smooth sailing with calm seas, sun and clear water as well as great sightings. Among other things the divers got a curious black tip reef shark coming in several times to have a close look before it disappeared in to the blue again.
Friday the 13th was followed by another special day – Valentine’s Day! Romantic, candle lit dinners are great and all that, but if you and your special ones’ passion is the underwater world what better way to celebrate it than with a dive? The dive guides reported back that there were some hand-holding and regulator-to-regulator kisses going on during the dives.
Anyone who has dived here knows that the guides have amazing eyes to spot even the smallest creatures. Sylvia and Manuela from Switzerland got proof of that when their dive guide Kres managed to find the tiniest little frog fish during a dive with quite some current on Lekuan I. It could easily fit on the nail of a pinky finger! Well spotted and thank you Silivia for the photo!
As for other sightings during the week the divers have seen bumphead parrotfish, napoleon wrasse, reef sharks, large barracudas, wahoo, sting rays, pygmy seahorses, robust ghost pipefish, leaf scorpionfish, orangutang crabs and much more.
Tomorrow we are excited to head out on the years’ first day trip to Mantehage Island. Fingers crossed for some barracuda action!