Category Archives: Sightings

JUNE 2016

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A bit of muck exploration at the beginning of this month worked out well as we found a great new diving spot – Barry’s Bay. We have been going back every week to see the great critters found in the shallows there including the paddle flap and weedy rhinopias. Barry’s is also a great spot for seahorses,

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MAY 2016

It has been a great month for the muck again with multiple rhinopias spottings and also many octopus spottings including wonderpus, bluering and mototi. We even found a striated frogfish in kalabahi bay – something we usually only see at end season in south Pantar!

The big stuff did not fail to impress with our usual hammerhead sightings and snorkeling with mola-molas plus 2 marlin sightings and a school of 30+ eagle rays.

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APRIL 2016

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Diving highlights this month included some very small critters and very large fish!

In the muck, we had tons of nudibranch, most notably at Bakalang and Apuri Bay including 4 different sightings of the psychedelic batwing slug. We tracked down a little hairy octopus at Pussy Galore and at Lothar’s Place a pair of ambon scorpionfish that have been moving around through the silt left over from rainy season.

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MARCH 2016

We are now open for the 2016 diving season and have kicked off the first week with some exciting little things and also exciting big things.

We have found so many types of nudis (and a 4mm psychedelic headsheild slug!) with many of them mating, and also have had great luck with a variety of little crabs and shrimps for macro photos.

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Juvenile Sharks Spotted Near the Jetty!

Alami Alor Jetty

Our jetty has been up for 6 months and already it is attracting a variety of marine life including pipefish, moray eels, juvenile batfish and a huge school of bait fish. We have even had multiple sightings of juvenile black tip reef sharks! This is very exciting, as locals have informed us that it has been a few years since sharks were spotted in this part of the bay.

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