Tag Archive for "Diving"

The Sound of Silence – why we don’t like shakers and tank bangers

March 25, 2015 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

There are many dive destinations in the world. And all have their typical or unique characteristics … drifts, sharks, whales, blue water, pristine reefs, ice, green water, wrecks. But no matter where you dive; most divers agree that one of the main things they like in diving is that it is quiet under water. And we ...

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Mototi is Born!

October 20, 2014 by Simon No Comment

We have a new diveboat! Mototi joins out fleet of ‘new’ Octopus Boats, Mimic and Wonderpus.  This gives us without question, the nicest and newest boats in the region… and we are pretty excited about that. Mototi is our largest diveboat with some pretty cool features that we added after we received her.  She had ...

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Fish Fireworks

I’ve been digging through my footage from just before I went on my mini holiday to South Australia for White Sharks, and I came across this nice sequence.  This was one of my favourite  dives of the year so far, it was a real pleasure to be in the water with so much movement.  If ...

Time to say good bye: No more Gloves at NAD

Gloves have always been a very big topic in the touristic dive industry – and they are still today. And after having been quite liberal for a while, we decided to re-think or gloves-policy: In most dive destinations in the world it is an accepted fact that Gloves are a No Go – even in ...

Communication between species

Communication in order to share information between conspecifics is very common in nature. Just think about male birds singing very loudly early in the morning with the dual purpose of telling conspecific males that this spot is taken as well as getting information through to the females what a hunk he is, or the male ...

Rebreather Courses in Lembeh

It has been a crazy few months for us recently.  Obviously, we’ve had the busy season with lots of amazing critters – but we have also been doing some studying.  Simon had studied the rEvo IANTD course over the summer, but has now added his Poseidon MK6  SSI Instructor certs.  So, we can now offer ...

Camouflage

Yesterday`s blog on Batesian mimicry got me started thinking (thus the big tank of air, brain activity requires oxygen!).  Batesian mimicry was about “parasitizing” on the true signal of something sending out an honest warning. This is a very special type of mimicry. Camouflage, where animals try to look like something more or less inedible, ...

New Scuba Tanks and New Superman

This summer we have taken our inventory of diving cylinders to over 200.  We have added a whole bunch (4 dozen) of Aluminium 80’s to our existing inventory of 80’s and 100’s.   We have also just added some other cylinders to fit in with our new tec outlook.  We have added Aluminium 40cu ft ...

A crab up your butt!

All divers interested in critters sooner or later will get interested in crustaceans. Some of the crustaceans are considered “must see” items, such as harlequin shrimp, tiger shrimp, several of the extremely small shrimp recently found here in Lembeh, emperor shrimp and a host of other shrimp. The keyword here is shrimp.  Crabs on the ...

Have sex and die – the octopus way!

When I visited Lembeh in September/October there were flamboyant cuttlefish around in numbers that I have never seen before. On more or less every dive, we saw one or more flamboyants. Blue ring octopus were not as common, but still there was hardly a day when we didn´t see them. This is very much in ...

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