This week in Bunaken… This week we have had quite a few dawn dives going out as well as the years’ first day trip to Mantehage Island. The dawn dives proved once again that the early bird catches the worm and treated the divers to quite a few sharks, large barracudas and tunas hunting.
Even though the schooling barracudas that Mantehage Island is famous for were absent on this day trip the divers still came back smiling after great dives.
Derek and Phyllis from Singapore are familiar faces here in Bunaken and it was great to have them back for a few days this week. As they always do four dives per day they have discovered that for the third and fourth dive of the day they really have to watch their no decompression limit. Easy fix! On their last day they completed the PADI Enriched Air Diver course and next time they come diving they will have plenty of more bottom time!
Fang from China completed his PADI Open Water course and during his last course dive he got treated to two green turtles and five white tip reef sharks. Not bad, ey? For a few months now we have been able to follow those five juvenile white tip reef sharks. In the beginning all five cuddled up with each other in a cave on Lekuan II. Since they now have grown a bit three of them have moved out and found a cave of their own just a few meters from the first one. Teenagers want their own room!
Yesterday we were happy to welcome back PADI Course Director Marlise Lang and her being here can only mean one thing – it’s time for the first Instructor Development Course (IDC) of the year! Cross your fingers for our candidates!
Thank you Sylvia for the gorgeous photo of red fang triggerfish! On some dives here there are so many of these guys it looks like it’s raining fish!