Just to start with: Yes, we’ve seen a whaleshark this morning. Yes, we’ve seen it in Lembeh Strait. And it was the 10th dive for our 16 years old guest Warwick. Congratulations! Also to Godfrey and Antoine who have seen it as well. It was on the second morning dive and it was about 4-5 meter long with beautiful painting – unfortunately no photos as everyone was either on Macro or too stunned to react.
But even though there was a whaleshark … it was not really a lucky dive for me. After one month of diving only with a fisheye lens i yesterday switched back to macro and mounted my 100mm macroport and a wetdiopter. And just to top it off i also forgot to change the lens. So i was diving with a Macro Setup with a Fisheye Lens inside the port. This is how it looked to me through the viefinder: A lot of black inside of my Port and a small circle of actual image 😉
So after seeing the beautiful whaleshark at about 15 meters depth and enjoying the moment i decided to end the dive and go to the buoyline and do my safety stop. Hanging around at 5 meters and beeing still unable to believe that i saw a whaleshark in Lembeh Strait, with a fisheye lens on inside a macro port (how unlucky can you be?) suddenly a Manta swims by in maybe 2 meters distance and i could swear he was smiling at me.