THIS WEEK IN LEMBONGAN…we have been seeing a lot of pregnant manta rays around the manta dive sights this week, which means it will not be long before we have some mummy manta rays swimming around!
Female manta rays show their pregnancy on both the top and bottom and give birth to live young. Manta rays usually only give birth to one but sometimes twins. A manta ray pup is around 1-2m in disc width at birth and are left to fend for themselves. If you are traveling to Lembongan soon, you may be lucky enough to see some baby manta rays. All our dive staff are now trained in the code of conduct of manta rays and mola mola (sunfish).
The sea has been calm and we have been able to explore most of the dive sites around Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. The water temperature has dropped a little, calling the need for the 5mm wetsuits but it has not scared away the fish life. underwater we have also seen candy crabs, blue spotted stingrays, guitar shark, juvenile cuttlefish, ghost pipefish, large barracuda and Yayan saw a turtle as big as a door.