It was a bit of an unlucky day for one of our guests who had left here recently. Unfortunately he had lost his underwater camera at the Boulders on his last dive, and no one could fine it. So, many days later we’re out there and Alli mentioned to everyone to have a look round for it. BINGO….it was found!! Martin and Arjan “Candyman” found it at the same time. They we’re both laughing because they say “it was a German and a Dutchman who will make the Frenchman very happy today”. Cedric and Juliette are very happy to know that his camera will come back home to Singapore soon.
Jonas Knutsson, Patrik Korp, Ola Forsberg, Patrik Linder, Robert Thorsson, Orjan Viklund Staffan Ladestrand, Daniel Tiger Dahlstrom, Michael Kinder, Mia Braten, Patrik Ekelund and Malin dalstrom enjoyed getting out of wintery Sweden for a lovely trip to Puerto Galera. They enjoyed the beautiful reefs and sunshine and are now off to Chuuk to get “wrecked”.
Soledad Navarro took this photo of the Juvenile winged pipe in the Clam area. It’s something you don’t see every day for sure. Here’s a bit of information on it.
Juvenile winged pipe fish
Scientific Name:Halicampus macrorhynchus
Also known as Ornate Pipefish and Whiskered Pipefish. Found singly or in pairs on reef flats and sea grass areas, among coral rubble and algae covered rocks. This Pipefish has flaps along the dorsal surface (back) of the fish and under the snout giving the fish an irregular outline. Skin flaps and wings are more exaggerated in juveniles. Varies in colour from place to place. They feed on tiny swimming invertebrates which they suck whole into their mouths. Length – 18cm, Depth – 3-25m, Widespread Indo-Pacific. Pipefish are like seahorses in that the male gives birth! The female deposits their eggs after fertilization into the males pouch to incubate the eggs for one month before giving birth.
Congratulations to Anna Barker for earning her PADI DPV certification. It’s always a very special time for us when the Barker family is here as they have been coming here since both girls we’re just Bubble-makers. Pete, Jeff and Anna enjoyed the scooting around while Julie unfortunately had to be the supervisor on this trip.
Welcome back to The British International School Ho Chi Minh. The group is already into the swing of things with a combination of some doing OW, AOW and Rescue. As you can see above, Jun Won Hwang is a bit “tied-up” at the moment with his Emergency first response course. We’ll have more photos of everyone in next week’s newsletter.