Blue Ring Octopus have been everywhere form months now, which is unusual to have them around for so long. The guests have seen them mating, feeding, fighting and now we saw a beautiful specimen with eggs. Blue Rings doing normal behaviour are a Top 10 Critter for Lembeh, where would you place one with eggs?!
Blue Ringed Octopus have a life cycle of 2 years, however, for this female her time is nearly up as once the eggs hatch she will die. She will not have eaten for the entire pregnancy (which lasts around a week to 2 weeks). This beautiful girl has moved away from where we found her, hopefully to live out the rest of her days in peace without any photographers! Hopefully in a few months we will start to see her offspring out feeding.
This was a first for me and as such the video is probably not as clinical as it normally would be. I also left the clip in of the Octopus leaving the bottle without being abused.. Although to be honest I am sure he would not have left the bottle if there were no divers around.
We are now more than half way through the Underwater.kr Shoot Out and the contestants will have their last day of diving tomorrow, before they have to submit their shots for judging. All cameras are still dry and all equipment is fully functional – thank you again to our sponsors from Nauticam for their on-site support.
Besides the four contest dives a day we also had a bit of evening programm including a Lembeh photo slideshow by Serge, a Video Showcase by EunJae and Simon will do a little lecture this evening. Other than that, all contestants are busy selecting and editing their photos. We are looking forward to the results!
NAD Lembeh proudly announces, that underwater.kr will be hosting a UW Photography Shoot Out at NAD Lembeh Resort this December.
Date: 8~15th Dec 2012
Location: NAD Lembeh Resort, Lembeh Strait, North sulawesi, Indonesia
Prizes: Over US$35,000 including Cash prizes.
Please note, the list of great prizes will keep growing so please keep visiting Photo Shootout Page to see what’s new!
* 08th : Registration & Orientation, Welcome Function
* 09 ~ 13th : Dive Photo Contest, Photo Seminar
* 14th : Awards Ceremony
* 15th : departure from the resort
Official Underwater.kr Photo Shootout Page: http://www.facebook.com/UnderwaterkrPhotoShootout
More detail will be here: http://underwater.kr/shootout/2012/
Photo Contest Rules: http://underwater.kr/shootout/contest_rules
Judges: Simon Buxton plus other judges TBA
– NAD Lembeh Resort
– Nauticam International Ltd.
– Maluku Divers
– Cam Square
– GoPro for UnderWater
– FUN-IN Underwater Photo Equipment Co., Ltd.
– Halcyon Korea
– more TBA.
Media Partner: ScubaNet
Package Price: US$965.00/person (ROH)
* Accommodation (Twin share basis)
* All meals, morning and afternoon snacks
* Guided boat dives x 17 (air)
* unlimited Self-guided House Reef diving
* All tax
* EXCLUDE: Airport Transport: USD$40/car/max 4pax/one way
For book your seat, please contact email@example.com
Our Guests Markus and Nicole from Germany have been diving with us this January/February for 3 weeks. It was their first trip to Lembeh Strait and they were amazed by the immense biodiversity and all the beautiful and weird critters. Now they put up a slideshow with their photos and videos on vimeo. It has 4 parts – this is the link to the first one. You’ll figure out how to find the other ones. Ah … and please don’t get irritated by the strange music selection.