This week here in Sengiggi, north/west Lombok, we are happy to announce that the start of our new location is going extremely well up here including our day trips to the famous Gili Islands.
We slowly started diving up here back in November and as of this month it has really kicked off.
Week 3 of my dive master training was full of tests and assessments, in the water and on land.
One experience that stands out is the equipment exchange underwater which would be a little tricky even without instructors causing a few extra problems. Not to mention underwater mapping which is definitely a fun experience – you think you’ve drawn the dive site on your underwater slate and then you look at it on the surface and can’t make sense of it!
This week in Lembongan… Dive guide Rein was able to this amazing creature hiding in the rubble at 27 meters in Crystal Bay. This strangle and colourful scorpionfish is on the top of many macro diver‘s things to spot under the water and to have the chance to see one of this colour is very lucky!
All our prices are changing to Indonesian rupiah (IDR) from 1 Jan 2016. This is to comply with a new law that all companies have to price products in Indonesian rupiah (IDR).
The Indonesian government issued this new law on 31 March 2015, hoping that this will support/boost the value of IDR. The law came into effect on 1 July 2015 but a 6month grace period was given for companies to comply with this law. This means that all companies have to comply by 1 Jan 2016 or risk penalties that include fines and bans from trading.
Moving to the Indonesian rupiah will have a small impact on making deposits and payments with us, and this post describes what you need to know.
As the Indonesian rupiah is an uncommon currency, we also thought that we would provide you with some background information to help you survive your holidays with the Indonesian rupiah!
Santa Claus might have been busy handing out presents this week, but we were equally busy exploring Bunaken’s underwater world with some good ol’ Christmas diving!
Repeat guest Angela even managed to complete her 1000th dive with us, just in time for the holidays. She mentioned it took about 20 years, but that doesn’t make it any less of an achievement. She’s currently muck diving her way towards another 1000 at our sister resort in the beautiful Lembeh Straits.