Thursday, April 20, 2017


This was just the other day.

had quite good visibility in Tiwoho and Cha Cha 2 point.

In the middle of the movie, there is a fish who got gray color head and red body, this one must be one of the version of  Firetail Dottyback, Labracinus cyclophthalmus (Müller & Troschel 1849) I guess.

I've seen similar one many years ago but just very quickly on the reef at Timor point, but not sure if it's same one or not.
In more than 20 years of diving here, this maybe the second time I saw this one. normally they are hiding deep inside coral thus does not come out at all.   wow.. very very rare fish!!!
I could not go any closer because they are very shy, but you can see at least it's swimming! Amazing.. never seen them swimming before.


Bunaken Cha Cha April 2017 Diving

Beautiful diving video from James.

Thank you!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Life goes on.

This morming, we had news from staff that our youngest dog "Brexy" gave birth to some puppies last night.
Brexy herself is still too young to have puppies though.. (she was born last year on "Brexit Day")


from a death, new life start again...

only a week ago, we lost our oldest family(dog) and great grandmother "Chin chan" .
She was really great mother of all doggies we got now.

we hope she was released from all pain and running around with joy again with her younger brother Gonzo together in beautiful place.

Thank you, Chin chan, we never forget many wonderful memories of many years (
almost 13 years) with you.


Thank you to all friends and guests who gave her lot of love and support.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Our villas - blue sky day

Brexy - youngest one

Night Dive in Tanjung Parigi

Last night was very calm sea again and moon was not coming out yet.
almost no current, water temp. was 27℃, sometimes I felt chill compare to 29℃ in day time.

Twinspot lionfish

Tiger cowry

Harmit crab

Pencil urchin

Orbicular Damsel (sleeping color)

type of anemone coral


Blue ring octopus


harmit crab

sleeping red-tooth triggerfish

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Back in business! The good visibility is back!

Afternoon dive in Cha cha 2 point.
on the surface current was going to Manado direction, but after jumped in, it was totally opposite direction (It's call "Nimaijio" in Japanese).
Water temp. was 29℃ as usual but bit warmer side, but I was very happy to see this good visibility went back to normal.
to watching this calm flat see, I could not believe we had big wave till just few days ago at Manado side thus not so easy to close over to main land.

Rainbow runner

Regal angelfish

more like
"Halimeda ghost pipefish - Red version"
than Robust Ghost Pipefish??

Very nice to see the group of "Pacific sail fin tang" passing through like river. 

also we saw
Two-spot red snapper, Bluefin trevally doing hunting, Napoleon fish, Giant moray, etc, etc......

Monday, March 06, 2017

Diving in Manado Tua and Bunaken

Today was beautiful sunny day in the morning.
We dived in Tanjung Kopi on Manado Tua Island, and Raimond point at Bunaken Island.
In Tanjung Kopi, we saw GT, Tuna, Jack fish, Rainbow runner, big Napoleon fish in gentle current.
Watching "Rockmover wrasse" busy moving some coral rocks, it's has such a red eyes looks like DORACULA eyes.

Found small crab looks like just a piece of coral.
Water temp.  was 29℃, Visibility about 15m, not bad at all in rainy season.

Rockmover Wrasse
Huge coral bommie in Raimond (Bunaken)

small crab

lot's of amazing big coral mommies in Raimond point (Bunaken)

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.