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Member Since 20 Dec 2003
Offline Last Active Aug 23 2014 09:17 PM

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In Topic: Jellyfish & Prey

30 May 2014 - 05:59 PM

Definitely Cyanea, but his 'little buddy' is a Hyperiid amphipod, parasitic... they eat the jelly's food, then eat the jelly!

In Topic: Need Jellyfish ID

05 February 2014 - 10:59 PM

Great shot!

In Topic: shore diving bunaken/lembeh

03 December 2013 - 06:19 PM

Hi Bart


Been to Diver's Lodge last year. Shore diving in front of the resort is pretty naff by all accounts; the house reef is a bit to one side and not special and is easier done via boat if I recall right. We did it like that and were not impressed compared with all the other options available in Lembeh by boat. We were not allowed to dive the bay at the back due to it apparently having a good population of some highly noxious jellyfish/ctenophore type thing. I seem to remember being told that due to the prevailing current, they get trapped in there. Whether this is seasonal or not, I don't know, Not sure there is good access to the bay anyway from Diver's Lodge - due to the prohibition I never explored it. In other respects we enjoyed Diver's Lodge very much - basic, clean accomm, and basic but adequate food - all commensurate with the price which is excellent. Boats are OK and the service, willingness to please, taking you where you ask etc was absolutely A1


We are off to Black Sand Retreat, Lembeh in May which seems like it has a good house reef.


Jim, will you post that jelly sighting on www.jellywatch.org with the approx. location/info? Always good to know areas that are trapping jellies...

Thank you!