Admittedly, there’s no Dugong in this picture, but we did see Dugongs from the surface this week in Bunaken!
Heading out for our first dive a few mornings ago at high tide, our boat was crossing the shallow reef plate when when our dive guides spotted what looked like a large grey ‘mass’ moving across the reef. Slowing down and drifting closer, all of our divers spotted the so-called ‘sea cow’ playing in about two meters of water. We stayed and watched for a few minutes more.
Unfortunately, diving right in this spot wasn’t possible due to strong currents on this part of the reef, so we decided to change dive spots and ‘settled’ for white tip reef sharks, an eagle ray and a few turtles instead! And whilst you can’t beat the walls and slopes of Bunaken for stunning dives, sometimes even divers admit that we spot the most exciting things from the surface.
Do you have a favourite surface interval wildlife encounter you’d like to share? Let us know!
We would like to wish all of our divers, past, present and future, happy holidays and a very, Merry Christmas – wherever you’ll be celebrating. Hopefully, Santa will bring many diving-related goodies!