March 2010 Archives

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Seahorses so many

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After a great breakfast, fresh fruit and yogurt, freshly made croissants at the cottages.  We were all set for a fab days diving.

Did we get it? I think so. 1st dive at Makawide II, soooo many seahorses and most of them bright red.  I was so excited I went to take a photo and wondered why my camera would not focus properly.  Umm, could be something to do with half of my dog Scrappy's coat in the port. Still, I did manage to get this photo.

Back diving in Lembeh Straits

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Frog Fish

Well its been a long time.  The last time I dived in Lembeh was April 2009.
So with the 1st customers of the Lembeh Cottages, I was very excited to be getting in the water with them.
Wow...... I forgot how wonderful diving there really is. On the first dive Wonderpuss and the days just got better, Mimic, Frog fish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, the list is just endless.  Iwan and Detmon had there eagle eyes out and we didn't miss a thing.  The night dive at Nudi Falls never fails to impress. We needed to work hard in the water to work of the cooks, cakes and 4 course meal that was being served to us on Nautica. Then back to the cottage to have a great massage and fabulous food, served by the ever smiling Merlin.  We sadly had to say good by to Johan, Hilda, Org and Rika well see you again in October.  I will not leave it so long to get in the water.
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Very nice day at the wreck and the mainland

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My dearest friends,
We finally have come back from our vacation and the next day I was right back in the water diving.
While in Japan I have bought a new 105mm lens and I could not wait to try it. The plan was to make the first dive at the wreck and the second one on the mainland. I was amazed by the good visibility we have found at the wreck (arhghjhgjghf, I would have loved to have my fish eye lens).  Like always it has been a nice and we have seen a pink frogfish in a nice black coral bush.
During the second dive we have seen 2 babies frogfish and a hairy pipefish , huge cuttlefish and squid group. The water got a bit chiller in fact the temp. was down to 26 Celsius, which is very good for all the marine life ,as lots of nutriments from the deep come up to shallow water.
Over all I was amazed by the quantities of marine life I have seen, we can easily tell that, thanks to the rich nutriments in the waters, fish are abundantly feeding  and this means that in June and July We should have many critters mating  which for us  means to be able to see 3 or even 4 pigmy seahorses or ghost pipefish or etcccc........ccccc in the same spot.
I am really looking for that ;).

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