Trip report to Sulawesi and Singapore - part 3(splitting them as otherwise it is a nightmare to load the pages)
Going over to Minahasa
Minahasa under water
I went diving in Minahasa as well but took it more slowly. While I did 35 dives in Lembeh I did only 10 more in Minahasa. It was a vacation after all and I took the afternoons off. Most people went to dive in Bunaken every day but I didn't really want that but preferred to check out the local dive sites. One of them is called 'Bethlehem' (translated this means: better than Lembeh - but I can not confirm that).
The underwater world was different here. Of course some things were the same but visibility was better in Minahasa and lots of fish. I will leave the highlight of the dives to the next installment as that was so fabulous that it deserves a separate post.
A very rare species in the water...
shrimp in a feather star
Shrimp in a sea star
Not sure weather this is a nudibranch or a flatworm
Isn't she a beauty?
Small one again (worm)
The only turtle that I saw on that trip
Never seen a grey nudi before..
Booooh... spooky, is it? A demon stinger hiding in the sand.
Moray eel outside of caves
This grouper was swimming into my pic.
THIS is the pic I wanted to take...
Very small crab
Nor sure whether this is a lionfish
Frogfish - we were wondering whether this will be a hairy frogfish when it gets to adult age
No clue what exactly that is. Probably a spider crab.
Another sexy shrimp
See all the baby fish swimming around?
Don't they look like flwoers?
Sea star - this kind seems to loose legs a lot because I found a lot of single legs in the water...
Lots of fish
Pink wasp fish
Shrimp on sea star
Another shrimp on seastar - isn't it amazing how they can adapt to the colour of their host?
Shrimp on seastar
Eggs of a spanish dancer
Another very small crab...
Not sure the transparent shrimp are visible
More transparent ones...
I think this is a small fish in a feather star
Here I was about 10 seconds too late. He was still swallowing the fish he had just caught.
Lots of fish
Another strange nudi - which turned out the be a sea cucumber....