Posted by: Stefan
The pass few weeks had been pretty busy at KBR. We received Big Japanese team from Scuba World, dive groups from Singapore and Hong Kong, Divers from US Science Centre group, Russian dive groups from Dive.Ru, new and repeat guests from Australia, Italy, France, Germany and of course the UK. We even hosted a team of Indonesian divers from Jakarta.
Among our guests there were no short of celebrities and famous academics. We hosted several European university research fellows documenting muck critters and UV fluorescence, photography and videography experts and professionals.
Most notable we hosted Darek Sepiolo recently, award winning photographer and videographer, here to film a documentary for the Discovery Channel. Throughout his two-week stay with us, we discussed his mission and the footage he need for his documentary. Darek require weird, strange critters that reside in muck and sandy sites, as well as natural behavior of this creatures. He would film particular critter for hours on end, repeating certain sites that we know we can find the critters for him. He left happy and satisfied with his work, all his requirements met. On his departure, he commented that over Five years he had visited the Lembeh Straits numerous times for both photography and videography jobs. He had previously tried other prominent Lembeh dive operators, though this trip he chose to come back to KBR again. There’s no place like KBR when it comes to Muck and Critters’ diving. Thank you, and See you next year Darek.
Currently in house, we also have a repeat guest and prominent writer, Dr György Miklós Böhm from Brazil. Dr György authored several books and biographies, and among them he wrote a crime thriller set in KBR titled Stargazer – Crime na Baía de Kungkungan.
A chatty gentleman, if you would listen, Dr György would be pleased to describe his numerous adventures around the world including the early days of North Sulawesi. Daily Dr György enjoy two relaxing dives with us in the morning and spend his afternoons on the veranda of his cottage overlooking the calm Kungkungan bay. Looking for inspirations for his next thriller? Maybe, but i wouldn’t be surprised if we soon see Stargazer 2 on the shelves.
Lastly, move over Banksy, we have our very own graffitis on our wishlist board from departing guests, including a prominent cartoonist!
Date Posted: December 5, 2013 @ 12:51 pm Comments (0)