Heading to Aerprang 2, one of the best dive site where octopus species make their home in this large, spread-out gradual sand slope. Dave was very kind to let Enal taking the shoots from his camera.
First found was the Coconut Octopus taking resident in a coffee cup, exactly his colours.
Long arm octopus and the Mototi Octopus surprisingly friendly.
But the Frecklet Frogfish was a star with his bright blue eyes staring wondering about us.
Eggshell shrimp hardly recognized. Golden Mantis Shrimp and the green shrimp watching us from a distance.
We were amazed of how this nudi got this beautiful spoted not far from the sea slug.
Not a bad dive after all.
If you have already made the plan to come visit North Sulawesi in October, know that on the eastern side of this island is the little town of Bitung. It is the small town sheltered by Lembeh Island, where in between is Lembeh Straith, the home of the rare critters.
From October 6th to10th, our little town is having the Lembeh Straith Festival “Pesona”, where we have boat festivals, culinary show, traditional music and dancing, and a lot more culture shows for our visitors.
Kungkungan Bay Resort was invited by the government to participate. We will be participating in boat festivals, and culinary show.
Ais and Ade are working on the decoration for our boat.
We got two giant seahorses finished this week, and we are working on the sea urchins and blue ring.
We will post pictures next week of the boat decoration. Everyone is excited to join the boat festivals.
You who have been at Kungkungan Bay Resort and was there when we had our Culture show must have seen our boys performed the Kolintang Music. For you who have not been lucky to see our performance, Kolintang is Minahasa very own traditional music. Specially made from lighter wood which naturally forming parallel lines that creates sounds ranging from low to high pitch notes. The music was named from the sound Tong as low tone, Ting for high tone and Tang for middle tone. In the phrase from Minahasa Language “Maimo Kumolintang”, meaning “let’s play Tong Ting Tang” was the name came from. It was known that this music has the ability to produce a low tone as the lowest tone of grand piano.
Here at KBR, The Kolintang were played in Culture Show by our own staffs. Constant is our taylor playing the melody, Akri & Noldy from construction, Handry and Langi, from security department. Our guest sometimes take the joy to try playing this music.
Yes, it is about time for a party! We have all these wonderful guests to celebrate all the great dives.
Everyone has done amazing job serving, and all excited to entertain our guests. Here at KBR, the more guests to serve, the harder the work is, the happier the staff. No kidding, the staff seemed to be more happier when we have more guests to serve, tired but happier.
Entertainment is great as always. We got a lot of compliments the next morning. Hard work paid off.
We hope every guest knows how much we appreciate them.
Looking for stories to share with you all about the critters, we decided to go on the third dive to Jahir, but then changed our mind at the last minute to just see what we can find in our house reef. I have heard about the blue ring in the house reef and saw pictures from our guests but never had any luck meeting this handsome critter before. Here at KBR private house reef, at 42 feet dept we encountered with him.
He moved from one spot to another and showing his moves.
The next time you dive with us, make a time to dive in our house reef.
There is this very old Indonesian song sang by the Koes plus, we consider them the Beatles of Indonesia.
The lyric goes like this:
Orang bilang tanah kita tanah surga
Tongkat Kayu dan Batu jadi tanaman
(People said that our land is the land of paradise. Where stick and stone grow food to harvest)
That’s one of the very old songs in Indonesia, describing how prosperous the land is. And it is true.
With its two seasons, and its vast and abundant fertile soils , you can plant many things here and it will grow so well.
At KBR, we planted spices and fruits on our backyard;
Papaya, Avocado, Mango, Jackfruit, pineapple, corn, cassava, rambutan,coconut etc..
Some of them are seasonal. But we always enjoy the harvest time …. !!
In 30 feet deep not far from our floating jetty, this couple showed up in our house reef last month.
They were very shy yesterday, they kept running away from camera. Today they were nice enough to pose for us. And she was not so shy to show off her belly.
We are such fans of our house reef, and really happy to see the old friend was still around, only she kept her distance this time.