April 2010 Archives
It was the first ADEX show under new owners, Asian Diver Magazine and it was a great show. They'd put together a really good speaker program on the main stage, from Stan Waterman to William Tan and Mathieu Meur. It was a really fresh approach to dive shows, to have speakers right there in the main hall, for all to see and hear, rather than the usual practice of putting them in a side room. It created a fantastic atmosphere, where people who were into the diving hobby were able to enjoy picking up fascinating tips from experts without having to split up from their friends and family and disappear. Well done, Asian Diver, for putting on the best ADEX show I've been to so far. We're already booked to return next year.
I was able to chat to many visitors and tell them all about Eco Divers, Kima Bajo and Lembeh Cottages. There was a lot of genuine interest. We had a prize draw for a holiday with Eco Divers worth US$1250 and hundres of people entered.
Of course I also met up with many old friends, including Vimal Lekhraj from Divemasters Indonesia and Jason Isley from ScubaZoo. Thanks for the too-many drinks Jason and see you next year. I should have recovered by then...just.
The time has come, Frog fish are all happy coming out to meet others having delicious "Banquets" and so long waited "Love Dances".
Right now in our nearby waters we have 5 diving sites where we can often see this beautiful, funny, voraceus fish.
What a mix of sensational dives here at Eco Divers, Kima Bajo!!
Dive date: April: Week 1
This log is put together by guests of Eco Divers and our guides. Our plan is to record what time of year we see certain animals. Hopefully over the years we will see patterns emerging that will help guests to know when to dive to see particular marine life.
Pygmy seahorse - yellow & pink
Nudibranchs ( a crazy amount) mating, laying eggs - so many different species maybe 30?
T bar nudi with eggs
T bar nudi mating
T bar nudi with emperor shrimps.
A pair of Ambon scorpion fish
Coleman shrimp on toxic urchin
Dark pink lacy rhinopias
One pair of halimeida ghost pipe fish
Thorny seahorses - many different colours - 9 on one dive
2 pygmy pipe fish
Frogfish painted & warty
A 4-legged wonderpus
Hairy octopus on night dive
Juvenile flamboyant cuttle fish
Flamboyant cuttle fish eggs
Pink-eared mantis shrimp
Rainbow mantis with eggs
We had a wonderful time diving and staying with you. Diving in the Lembeh Stait is always good but you made it so much better with the great service, staff and food.
Your new Cottages are very cosy, beautifully decorated and made us feel at home the moment we arrived. Org was very impressed with the photography facilities. We will definitely come again.
Johan Greyling, South Africa
I forgot just how much I love diving.
Yet another day's diving: I was really looking forward to this, as I knew we were going to dive Jahir 2. We dived there a few days ago and had a good dive but, boy, was it a great dive today! Eagle-eyed Detmon was raring to go. Well, it was amazing from start to finish. Really, where to look? From Ambon Scorpion fish to Frog fish, seahorses, snake eels, nutty little clown fish and the most amazing baby Flamboyant cuttlefish. He was about 3 cm long. They are so beautiful when they're babies; the colours are that much more vibrant.
I can't wait for the next dive....Blue Ring octopus hunting!