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DPG@Lembeh -- DivePhotoGuide Editorial Trip To Lembeh
By Matt J. Weiss, May 3, 2010 @ 02:37 PM (EST)
I have just returned from a productive trip from Northern Sulawesi.  It was a trip of firsts for me, the first time I saw a hairy frogfish, the first time I ate bat and the first time I got to see the  new wide angle destination --  Buyat Bay.
 


I was there getting content for a new column called "The Critter Corner," which is all about photographing the ocean's smaller majority.  There is no better place in the world to get shots of critters than Lembeh, and the guides at Critters@Lembeh found me all the tiny, cryptic subjects to start this column off right.
 


 
The first piece is on everybody's favorite, Bargibanti's Pygmy Seahorse, and we will try to add a new critter weekly from here on out.



An unexpected surprise was  that I got to spend a few days in Buyat Bay. I took off the muck-diving hat for a while and dove the crystal clear ( legit 40-50 meter vis) waters of Buyat. The corals at Buyat are noticeably pristine, and the size of the coral colonies are unlike any I have seen before.  Blue water, colorful corals and no other divers in sight.  That's my kind of place! The craziest part is that it's just a couple hours from the Manado airport.



Thanks to everyone at Lembeh Resort for taking good care of me and  to Critters@Lembeh for showing me everything on my wish list.  More from my trip to Lembeh and Buyat in the next few weeks.
 
 


 

 

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