Special Day to Celebrate

At KBR we have celebrated so many special occasions. The greatest thing is to see the expression of the happy faces surprised with small thing we made, even it just a small cake with the staff singing. We have gotten to know Alan and Lorraine who have been a family of KBR for so many years. This couple is very special, we witness their love all these years, how they treat each other so well and so respectful, made you believe the kind of love that is truly last. We got the honor this week to be a part of the day they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Beary, Jeff & Enal made a special board underwater to surprise them and wish them a happy wedding anniversary.


Ais arranged a special cake for them to celebrate after dinner with the girls singing special song. You know what was said, love would have a better reputation if there were more couples like them and KBR becomes a special place having them as part of our family. Happy Silver anniversary Alan and Lorraine!!!! It’s really nice to be part of your special day.


Now, what is special about diving this week? Well, more people requesting to see hairy frog fish.


Stenly shoot the image of theBumblebee Shrimp. They are commonly called the Stripped Harlequin Shrimp and grow less than an inch. Sadly they are caught for aquarium collection. Here they make Lembeh Straith the land of the free.


And this Leaf ScorpionFish resembles a dead leaf lying on the ground. One of the smart fish that got away from predator by camouflage this way or doing this trick to catch their prey by mimicking dead leaf. We like to repost the brown one we posted a few days back.


All the smiling faces

So the boys have spent the week helping the construction repainting our rooms before the next group arrived. They have been so helpful and have done a great job.


A little busy this week serving this super friendly divers from main land China. Priscilla and Joyce are friends to us here at KBR bring with them this wonderful people to dive with us. Some have short list to see, some want to see everything.

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We had rain in early morning but it clear up before noon. Water temperature is 28. Fian gave the briefing for one group going to Aerprang.


With smiling dive masters get excited every dive to show our guests all the most rare critters in the world, working long hours is just a number.

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The little things in life

When we get too busy with all the big things, there are little things in life we miss out sometimes. Diving in Lembeh Straith teaches us to appreciate all those little things and get excited about them.

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Tick all in the list

We have a group of very nice divers with us this week. They have been enjoying seeing all those critters and did not miss anything on the list.

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With all the bad things happens in the world, all the bad reports from the news, how we wish we could hide just for a moment and pause from all those sadness.


And we grief with  you all who lost the love one. We like to take a moment to let you know that our prayers is you see the light and made it out of this dark time.

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When staff got creative

Have you seen our staff being a little creative? One of the boy made good use of coconut leaf.


On to diving, we have been blessed with great weather, and amazing dives.

With some imagination, I will say this one special critter has a head of a clown. Check out his neck looking like the clown collar. Or was it just my imagination.

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While this tiny octopus took residence of this sea shell.  Slowly grab them while did not take his eyes of us, squeeze his tiny body in between, and just comfortably wrap his arms around.


Unexpected guest

Once in a while we have this unexpected guest at the dive center.This time, he was more making himself at home, sitting in the briefing bench. He was making all this moves to be sure we noticed him.


While underwater, this bright Ambon scorpion fish migrating somewhere.

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Spread his wing arms wide to lift up his body and push as hard as he can that he looked like an aeroplane wreck.

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In the other side, we saw Mr Crab trying to intimidate us.  Never try to go near him.


The Hunting day

Someone was on the way hunting when we met him. Walked calmly toward his prey with super fast move getting them into his mouth. He was not trying to run away from us, in fact he was walking toward us for another prey.


While this one just out on the walk had the gut trying to intimidate us.


And on the way up at 3 meters we just have to stop for this cutie. How could we resist this look.


The Summer Trip

Someone has said it does not matter where you are going in the summer, it matters who you are going with. Make sure you are on the trip with the people you love.

Underwater, this seemed to be a family trip ….


And does it really matter what you are doing in the summer? Maybe it does.

For these two, mating early afternoon would be one to do.


Or you can just do nothing watching people goes by.


Whatever you do, we hope you make the most of the season.


Team comes to rescue

The Rescue training is done every six months, it’s about time to do it again so we did. Everyone remembered what to do, and they all did a great job.

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And what’s up with the diving?

Here are some beauty in action at Bianca ….

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The characters underwater

I think the most amazing about diving is the characters of every living critter underwater are no different than ones above water. Every one critter is very special, even the one who won’t be in everyone’s wish list. They are so unpredictable sometimes.

Ms Nudi here took her afternoon walk when little crab met her on the top to say hi.


Mr Crab here must have thought the palm leaf must have worth something, that he wanted to do the hard work carrying one along the journey.


And here is when the blue eyes curiously watching us as we passed her by.

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Or the old folk here just out of curiosity peeking from his dark hole while Mrs Shrimp up on the ceiling teasing him.

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