Saturday, April 29, 2006

Manado,Bunaken 29April End of the rainy season days.

I can not see the sun today, I thought the weather will be good in next few days, or in the beginning of May the rainy season will over.

I wasn't dive today, only watched the water movement infront of the resort.
Rain, wind were made me confused, unpredikable weather, but soon the sun will come,
no worry.......

by Nyoman (Instructor guide at Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort)

Friday, April 28, 2006

Manado /Bunaken Dive log 28April06

Today generaly the dive was fine and good, but the other side of the Resort, west coast wasn't good on surface, cause today wind blow from west to east whichmean all along coast was fine.

Cela Cela was good but on surface it was bit rough.

The third dive was Cha Cha point which is just in front of our resort, that's was a super, we saw sharks, turtles, and nice beautifull corals were best.

by Nyoman (Instructor guide at Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Manado,Bunaken Cha Cha from sky

Manado, Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort from sky.

Manado /Bunaken Mandarin Fish by Bunaken Cha Cha

We were dive in several places today. North west of the island, Raymond and Sachiko point.

Generally the weather was fine today, the water visibility and surface was fair.

The most interesting dive today was the third dive at mandarin point.

To meet this "Mandarin Fish", we need to determine the time cause they only will come out and play just after sun set.

Today was great and lot's of fun.

by Nyoman(New instructor guide at Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Manado/Bunaken, Dolphin in front of Cha Cha Resort

Perfect..... today the weather was perfect, nice sun shine, no wind, calm water and nice visibility.

We were dive in west side of the island Alungbanua, and last dive were in Siladen island.
It was very calm dive, we could see the beautiful coral wall slowly and relaxed.

And another great things happened today was a school of grey dolphins just playing around in front of the resort all day.
Great creatures!!(*^ ▽^*) 

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

STARBUCKS COFFEE and Bunaken Cha Cha at Manado,Sulawesi

STARBUCKS COFFEE in Japan, they pur a story about Indonesia especially about Jawa, and Sulawesi in their free paper called


The story made by a Japanese writer who virtually travelled in Sulawesi, and stayed at Our resort Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort on Bunaken Island in Bunaken National Mrine Park.

Reiko(Owner of Cha Cha) helped them to give many infomation as much as possible about local cultuer & music around this area, so we as Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort got thanks from STARBUCKS who put our name and web site address on credit line in this free papaer.

You can get this free paper "STARBUCKS PRESS" April2006 in the STARBUCKS Coffee shop all over JAPAN, right now.

Feel Good, isn't it??

If you are living in Japan, just go to STARBUCKS COFFEE and get this STARBUCKS PRESS.
Sulawesi travell story is waiting for you!

Rainy day on Manado/Bunaken

We were upset today related to the weather, the sun was sleeping all day long, it started from early morning, the sky was covered by dark cloud.
We started to dive at the same time rain started.Surface was cold but under water was so warm and calm.

After lunch the wind blow from west coast to east. It made most of diver from another resort dive in east coast of the island, liketimor, sachiko, cha-cha point.

by Nyoman(New instructor dive guide at Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Manado /Bunaken Dive log at Fukui point 23April06

Today we choosed Fukui as our first dive spot and lekuanⅢ was the second, cause Fukui has nice sandy bottom, which is good to doncuct the courses.

The weather was not bad. but the sky was cloudy all day long, and current was almost non.
The surface was flat as pancake.
Wather temp. 26℃ was a bit chilly in lekuan.

we imagined if the sun smile today, we will had a perfect visability.

by Nyoman (New instructor dive guide at Bunaken Cha Cha Natrue Resort)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Walking to the village

It's a bit tired today.
After being walked arround this island, the wather was still like the day
before unprodictable, I thought, cause maybe this month gonna be the
last month of the rainy season in Indonesia.
After having a lunch and few hour rest, we tried to get close to the peoples
around the island, it was nice village, we been the toher side of the beach and
walked back to the resort by the beach side.
It was lot of fun, but tired.

by Nyoman(New instructor dive guide at Buanaken Cha Cha Nature Resort)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Manado/Bunaken Open Water Cource in Indonesian?!

Today big group of guest went home, so we are not diving today.

It's nice to having out of the water after being in water and diving for so many days.

But I started to teach to some local staff "PADI Open Water Cource", and they were quite good,

though they still have a problem with the language. (No Text in Indonesian!!)

But I can see they are enjyoing it.

by Nyoman (Instructor Guide at Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort)

Manado /Bunaken Dive log Bango 16April06

The weather today wasn't good. I mean a bit cloudy.

When we did first dive, and it was so really strong currents, this site we went called BANGO point one of the dive site around Montehage I.S.. Water temp. was good 28℃, and surface was quite calrm. we found nice yellow nudybranc.(see the pic)

After a hour surface interval we moved to the east coast of the island, this dive was enjoyable cause of nice carals, sky is getting bright and also not too much current.
I like this site.

by Nyoman(Instructor guide at Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Manado Dive Log Ship wreck 14April06

Today the weather was fine, we were dive in the wreck, the water was very calm and this midium size wreck lies down just between 26-40m depth.

Unfortunatly the visibility was poor (+-)8m, it maybe because of the rain yesterday, Water temp. on the bottom was 27℃, luckily no current.

This ship wreck is quite far away from the resort compair to other dive sites, it's in very near Manado(main land), about 40mnt by boat from Bunaken Island.
The ghostpipe fish and being inside of the wreck was the most I like.

Dive Log by Nyoman (Instructor Guide Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Manado Tua Dive log 13Apr06

The Dive today was a bit hard in the beginning because of current.
But the weather was fine, calm sea, nice sun shine, 28 of water temp, around 20mt visibility, and not so windy.

The currents was swept us away from the reef, but only for a moment, in the end of the dive the current was completly stop, and followed by a school of big eyes travally fish just before we surfacing......

coment by Nyoman (Instructor Guide)
Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort

Manado /Bunaken Dive log 12April06

I was Dived today in two several places Lekuan I, nd Timur I which is near by the resort.

The weather was a bit cloudy today, but not so much windy, and the water temp. was fine 28.
Visibility was fair as well in between 15-20mtr.

Nooon dive was great for me, I was dive here before(Timor), but the dive today was so special.
White spoted egle ray was swam away in 30mtr bilow, Great!!

Coment by Nyoman (Instructor Guide)
Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Welcome to our new Instructor "Nyoman"

Warm welcome to Cha Cha to our new instructor Nyoman.

My name is Nyoman.
This is my first time to be here in Bunaken.I started to work in Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort since last week.

I've been diving here for few days all around the island, and all was just great!!Specially the wall.

The water temp. and visibility and all the marine creaturesthat live here was fine and good variety, Lekuan Ⅲ is my favorite site so far.

There are still lot of place that I need to dive in, so why don't you come here and let's explore Bunaken together.

Manado/Bunaken 11April06