This week on Bunaken, Two Fish Diver guests were out night diving to discover the wonders of the fish life that likes to stay out late. One of the most fascinating things we watched were sponges ‘breathing’ with the use of a special bright yellow, non-toxic dye that was injected near the base of the sponge. Within a few seconds the sponge would absorb the dye and pump it up through its complex vein system and push it out in a jet stream from the top. The photo for this week was taken by instructor Sandy’s Advanced Open Water students, Roger and Berdine, who were so addicted to night diving that after their course they went out with assistant instructor Ken and watched this crazy sponge phenomena.
As for courses, we’re happy to announce the youngest addition to the dive world, Philipp from Austria, who completed his junior scuba diver course with instructor Sandy at the young age of 10 years old. Also, instructor Hiro took divers Yukari and Nanase from Japan on their very first night dive to experience the amazing colours and crazy creatures of the night. Sally and Anja, from Germany, did a great job with all their hard work during the open water course with instructor Hiro and left the island of Bunaken very excited for more diving!
Two Fish Divers is also very happy to introduce Ishan, from India, who is doing an intensive 6 week divemaster internship with instructors Dion, Sandy & Hiro. He started by completing his Emergency First Response and Rescue course with instructor Sandy, and then moved into doing some PADI specialities including nitrox, deep and night. Look out for his future blogs on all his experiences during his internship!
As for the fish we saw, it’s the usual list of about 100+ creatures, but more than usual we’ve been having a lot of white tip reef shark spottings at our dive sites Tanjung, Lekuan II and Lekuan I. We think they may be in their breeding season now, so it’s super thrilling to be in the water with them!