Youngest diver over Easter

We had a great time over Easter – the weather was blue skies and sun and the viz was 20-25m so the diving was perfect. We were full during the week before Easter and had a great crowd of guests, and we taught our youngest ever diver – Baptiste (picture top right) is only 10…

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Another new nudi

Hot on the heels of the nudibrach spotted last week for the first time, this nudibranch is another guy that was spotted in Bunaken for the first time. Still unrecognised, please let me know if anyone recognises it. Nigel @ Two Fish Check out more critters in the Two Fish Critter Gallery

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New nudiranch

On the same dive as the crocodile fish, I was lucky enough to take a picture of this really cool nudibranch. This is the first time that it has been spotted and unfortunately there was a small current so it was hard to get a really sharp image. Just shows you that you can always…

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Ugly on the reefs

This ugly critter is called a crocodile fish, or sometimes a giant flathead. It’s about 1m long and lies around thinking that its camouflage is so good that it cannot be seen, but it doesn’t know how good the dive guides are at spotting things like this! I heard that three of these were spotted…

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Happy family

It was not until I viewed the picture on the pc that I noticed that there was a moray eel in the hole behind the cleaner shrimp! They must live together in the cave: the shrimp cleans the eel from parisites on its body whilst the eel gives protection. Nigel @ Two Fish Check out…

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Sitting pretty

These long-nose hawkfish are always fun to chase around the underwater plants. Sometimes they will stay and pose for you but its never for very long so you cannot delay taking a picture. Nigel @ Two Fish Check out more critters in the Two Fish Critter Gallery

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Painted frog fish visits Bunaken

One of our guides just found this 4-6 inch painted frog fish in the shallow reefs in front of the resort. These are very common in Lembeh but this is the first time that we have seen this in Bunaken. We hope he stays around for a bit. Check out Critters on Flickr for more…

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Weirdest creature in Bunaken

This must be one of the weirdest critters i these waters. It is called a star gazer, and it was pictured on the slopes of the mainland whilst we were doing some DM training. It literally walked right between us so of course we had to break off the training to take some pictures! It…

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