Although April is still considered our low season here in Lembeh, we can’t tell by the amount of critters and especially Frogfish we’ve been spotting lately. Several Hairy Frogfish on a few different dive sites, Giant Frogfish in all kinds of colors and a whole portfolio of both Warty and Painted Frogfish in varying sizes have been spotted.
I was focussing on super macro at the beginning of the month and was lucky to shoot the Little Green Shrimp right next to a tiny juvenile Decorator Crab and two Lembeh Sea Dragons swinging around together with the water movement. The Barred Xenia Pipefish was my personal highlight because it was the first time I’ve ever seen one!
We’ve also completed our first BlackWater Night Safari in April which was a full success! 8 Blackwater Night Dives in a week’s diving with many of the more usual suspects like Flounders, Eels, Mantis Shrimps and Squids. But also the more special type of creatures came to say hello just like the settling Longarm Octopus or Bobtail Squid. Overall a very busy month which makes us looking forward to the month of May!