This week in Lombok …last week we had a lot of new sights at our fantastic dive site in South Lombok “the Sand”. We saw a achaeus japonicus, sometimes known as the orang-utan crab. With a carapace of only about 2 centimetres or 0.8 inches in diameter, which are thickly covered with fine hairs, red or reddish brown in colour. It is frequently, but not always, found in association with the bubble coral and often laden with small bits of debris for further camouflage.
This week in Lembongan… We know we are becoming repetitive! But seeing a whale shark again just a week after spotting one, is just a big deal for us. This time some of the divers were lucky enough to see it during their dive on the north coast of Nusa Penida. And it was a much bigger specimen than the one that has been spotted last week.
This week in Bunaken… Divers got wrecked this week when we ran a PADI Wreck Diving Specialty Course on the shipwreck that is near the mainland, not far from Manado. The shipwreck is not visited very often as it is exposed to the elements with, at time, low visibility and strong currents. None of that this time though and the divers could enjoy clear, calm waters.
It’s been a fantastic past few weeks here in Bunaken. I did eventually conquer my ear infection, and since then we’ve been diving just about every day on my Divemaster course – heaps of diving!