Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lagoon dive, Bunaken Island

We did sunset(night dive) lagoon dive yesterday to see "Mandarin Dragonet" - body size around 3 or 4 cm, it's surely catch your eyes with that colorful pattern on their body.
It was great dive to also see some different creatures who live on the sandy & muddy bottom of the lagoon.
Mandarin Dragonet - mandarinfish

Barred fin Moray Eel

Mandarin Dragonet - mandarinfish

Pajama Cardinalfish

Cha Cha Fish(young - Many spotted Sweetlips)

Spiky Devilfish

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Chinese New Year

Lot's of boat on Sunday around Bunaken Island.

water was very murky due to the storm we had, but when the sunshine came back, it was not too bad  in the shallow water.
for the coral reef, this murky water must be necessary process to grow.

after the bad storm.

Sun rise after few days of bad storm passed through.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Lucky golden color creature on New Years Day.

Feeling lucky after we saw this tiny but beautiful golden color Pontohi pygmy seahorse!
though body size is only less than 1cm.  
1st dive in Mikes point was so so visibility due to lot of rain in these few days and gentle down current with surge made us little bit of sea sickness while we were looking down on the coral reef. 
The water temp. was 29℃, I think it too warm water still but we saw couple of sharks in deeper. 

Luckily Lekuan point was quite clear vis. compare to 1st dive, and I noticed that new group of coral started to grow on shallow reef top.   Awesome!! (Photo by Ritsuko)

Lyretail anthias

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year 2017 to everybody!!!

New years eve was raining ... it was chucking it down. so we did our fireworks event last night so as many other resorts around this island, they were beautiful to watch while we having dinner though it was much more exciting to watch our fireworks right on top of us after dinner!!