Sunday, October 28, 2007

Congratulations! Yuki's 100 dives

Today I bring you these two photos. First, congratulations to Sasaki Yuki for reached her 100 dives. Please continue diving and reach more higher in the future. (Yuki san ganbatte ne).

photo taken by Chizuru Kubodera

Yuki's 100s dive underwater photo.

Photo taken by Chizuru Kubodera

Spike Fin Goby

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mantis Shrimp

Many of us do not think that mantis shrimp is a very special fish in the sea. Most of time, we just try to ignore it. Even sometime we pretended did not to see it. Really? did we? No! That wrong. For us, every creature in the sea is special.

Every creature have their own life style. How do they eat? How do they hunt for food? How do they avoid themselves from predator? Every movement can be very interesting for us. Try to spend more time to observe fish behavior.

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

This mantis shrimp is the famous mantis shrimp among divers. They have colorful body and sometime will come out from their hole.

Giant Mantis Shrimp

This mantis shrimp quite common here. They do not have colorful body and seldom can see them come out from their hole.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

We Can Find These....!Believe or Not?

As a fish watching guide, we are trained to find small stuff as well. The question is how far our eyes can reach to these "Small Stuff". 5 centimeter or 3 centimeter? Maybe? But the stuffs below are even less than 1.5 centimeter. Believe its or not?

Macro lover always like to search for very small fish. It is one of the challenge. Challenge your own eyes. Once you get to find very small fish, you will feel satisfy. And sometime you will feel proud of yourself.

Juvenile velvetfish

Juvenile cockatoo waspfish

Unidentify nudibranch (if you have name of this nudibranch please share with us)

Juvenile clown frogfish

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Do Not Think They Are Not Exist!

I think some of u might see these stuff before. But for those like big stuff, maybe they did not realize actually these kind of stuff are exist in our seas. They are small and some of them can camouflage very well until we unable to spot them even they are just in front of your eyes. Need good macro eyes then can find them. We have this kind of service. Believe it or not?

Robust Ghost Pipefish

Juvenile Sea Moth

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Still In Weak Internet Coverage

Here still have problem uploading photos. So, I still unable to complete my work many days. Anyways, here just pass you some information about Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan Island.

These a few day, the weather is good. No rain no wind. So, the sea is very calm. But, the underwater visibility is not good even in Sipadan Island. Don't worry we still able to see big school of barracuda, big school bumphead parrotfish, jack fish......

Mabul and Kapalai still the same. A lot of nudibranchs, shrimps and crab, pipefish...... Now we also can see flamboyant cuttlefish.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Spike Fin Goby

Sorry for everybody! It have been very long time i cannot update the blog. I have difficulty to update the blog according to the server problem. Hope everybody do not get angry waiting so long.

The weather here is good with sunshine. Not so much wind so that the sea is very calm. That good.

Spike Fin Goby ( Discordipinna Griessingeri)

This goby i haven see before. I hope to see its once. This goby is very small and very shy. That why we are hard to spot them. They live in rubble area and quite shallow. We have spot them at 4 meter.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sorry....Server Problem

Sorry for all Paradise Log reader! Internet server have problem. Cannot upload photo to the blog. I hope the server will be fixed soon. And hope we can bring more photos and information to you.