Friday, May 25, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
It has been an exciting week for us here. Diving was great with sighting of a baby whale shark by Jay's group.
And two sightings of blue ring octopus by Nina's group and Ron's group.
Other than that, we said goodbye to DM Nick and Sam Scubazoo. Nick will pursuing a new career back in KK and Sam will be transferred to Layang-Layang Island. We here at the dive center wishing all the best to both of them!!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
On the 5 May 2007, afternoon dive only one boat from SWV Resort went to Sipadan with 4 divers and 2 snorkellers. On the way back to Mabul, with the flat sea surface, can clearly see there are one flaoting things on the sea surface........ wonder what is the flaoting creature? Whale shark? Manta? Get closser...........
Its a fish with very big body size and big eyes...........its SUNFISH (Mola mola)!! Unbelieveable!
Then everyone jumped into the open ocean snorkeling to see the most rare creature that can be see here compare to whale shark or dolphin. The body length of the Ocean Sunfish its about 3 m. Its known as the largest bony fish in the world (whale sharks are cartilaginous) in the family of Molidae belongs to the order of Tetraodoniformes. Sunfishes found in all ocean in tropical and temperate water, but prefer open ocean.
There are many names for sunfish (English), Mondfisch (German for moonfish) Manbow or Manbo (Japan), Poisson lune (France), Putol (Philippines - Visaya for "cut off"), Toppled car fish (Taiwan), Bezador or Pez luna (Spain), Makua (Hawaii).
Who is the super lucky Divemaster saw the Mola mola ? ? ? ?
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Hokkaeri nasai! Welcome back to all Japanese repeaters to SWV Resort. And warm welcome to all first time comer to diving with us especially in this busy golden week. We have 60 Japanese divers and 20 divers from others country diving with us during this Golden week.
Group of repeaters : Saito Toyoko, Shitou Fujiko, Fujiki Yuichi, Onoe Takeshi, Nishino Hirotaka, Miura Ayaka, Ikeda Chie.
Another group of repeaters: Nakashima Michiharu, Nakashima Yukiko, Iwasaki Takeshi, Sakamoto Koji, Sasaki Noriko, Sasaki Satoshi.
Congratulation to Tokura Yuki (50 dives), Yaguchi Nobuyuki (100 dives), Kadowaki Takeshi (150 dives) and Matsutani Masahiro (400 dives) in SWV Resort !!! Ometedoo gozaimashita!! Gambate kudasai!!
Diving in Sipadan and Mabul have a lots of fun with big fishes and macro life here.......
Dawn dive to see the Bumphead Parrotfish wake up from deep sleep and sweet dream....
School of Barracuda and Jack fish, friendly turtles and amazing number of sharks.
Bumphead Parrotfish (Bulbometopon muricatum)
The Japanese favorite nudibranchs and gobies are the highlights of this week, and also the Flambuoyant Cuttlefish ( HANA IKA).
Yellow Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus sp.)
Flambouyant Cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi)
Lets go diving !!
We never know what we will see next dive..........!!!