Froggies Divers Bunaken
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... other home reef that surrounded all the huts. Again we saw enormous bright coral and many schools of fish. The most impressive fish on this particular snorkel was a large cuttlefish that hovered over some coral camouflaging in very well. So much so that we first thought it was a rock. We followed it as it swam and observed it's change in colour luckily managing to catch it on camera. We snorkelled for a while longer then returned to our hut. That evening before another ...
... is at the accommodation drinkable water is provided at your accommodation! They bring in the 15 litre bottles and use the dispensers. So nice not having to buy 4 bottles of water a day with the resulting plastic pollution! Great work islanders! Water is scarce and Ferdinand here has taught the locals they can collect fresh water from their roofs during rain. Means fresh water can be used for washing and showers now rather than the brackish water from the wells!
... our bungalows, wading across mangroves to get there as the tide was too low for the boat to pull in close. We are staying at Cakalang Resort. Many places here are called resorts, but not what you expect, generally a collection of bungalows, restaurant/kitchen area and an office / dive gear building if that is offered. Cakalang is owned and run by a Dutch gent, Ferdinand and is very welcoming friendly place. Totally laid back ...
Are 2 nights on Pulau Bunaken enough? No - an answer we should have appreciated before leaving Manado. But everything happens for a reason and we had to spend time in Manado to work our way through the arduous transport options (or lack off if you want to go east) mixed with rainy season and the relative expense of travelling further East into Papua... (Papua at this time of year is more expensive than normal). Not everything is bookable via the ...
2 more dives this morning. really good - Saw pigme seahorses for the first time they weren't even a quarter of the size of your fingernail a shark, lots mote turtles and puffer fish. Another massive coral wall which started shallow and then dropped off. Had another snooze this afternoon, it's very tiring all this diving - hard life hey!
after dinner tried to look for accommodation ...