The second leg of my Divemaster journey was spent in the South Lombok location. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I got there, most of what I had heard about the location had certainly given me a bit of trepidation about making it my second choice. It seemed like every time someone mentioned South Lombok it was: “it’s really slow there right now,” “it’s extremely remote,” “the dives are really intense.”
It’s been an exciting week here in Amed – firstly we were given an award from Padi Asia Pacific – Outstanding New Dive Centre 2016!! So congratulations to all the team for their hard work and to all our guests over the past year!! No time to rest on our laurels though – we’ve been carrying on diving and training this week.
This week in Lembongan we had a very memorable dive with a cute little thornback cowfish hovering over some corals in Crystal Bay, and is the first time I saw one.
The little cowfish looks a little bit like a juvenile boxfish and gets its name from the two horns on top of its head, and its turn out that this cute thing is actually poisonous!
My third and final destination on my divemaster journey was the Two Fish Lembongan dive center, and although I pride myself on my ability to “rough it,” being somewhere a bit less remote was a pleasant change after Bunaken and Lombok. Lembongan was a charming little island, with lots of good food choices, and some great coffee shops to watch the breathtaking sunsets from.