When it comes to diving in Indonesia, South Lombok is still more or less undiscovered territory, but there is plenty of diving in this part of the world: from adrenaline dives with hammerhead sharks to pristine reefs and gentle currents – it’s all there. DiveZone and Two Fish Divers have offered recreational diving trips and…
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We are organising our first international Two Fish diving trip to offer you a fantastic 12 days of wreck diving in Truk Lagoon, Micronesia in November 2018! Truk Lagoon is simply the world’s best wreck diving. It is home to 60 WWII wrecks lying in depths of 20 – 70 metres. This trip is perfect…
In the run up to PADI Womens Dive Day 2016 with Two Fish Divers we thought we’d introduce you to the girls in our team, and share their stories of how they got into diving and what they love about it… First up is Team Lombok – Here we’re going to meet Martine and Kate!
The magnet has been showing us what she is made of this week. As you may know the magnet is a challenging dive site where only the more experienced divers may go but under the water she hides some of the best diving, hammer heads. White tip reef sharks barracudas, tunas, jacks and every know and then somthing extra special.
OMG! Finally diving in Belongas, South Lombok is open again and ready for a, hopefully, spectacular season. During the low season the staff has been out training and searching for more dive sites. It has been fun and we have discovered a lot that we will dive with our guests starting this season.
Dive Zone is back to school this week with a visit from one of the local schools who paid us a visit to practice speaking English and to learn about the tourist industry and what we do here at Dive Zone. An absolutely amazing day with laughter everywhere and a good chance for us to talk to the next generation about looking after their environment. We had a great morning with the kids making conversations, talking about diving, telling them about what we can see under the water.
Belongas, South Lombok this week we have been fortunate again to bump into the magnificent Mobula Rays. It is the end of the season and the Mobula rays have not been seen for a few weeks and for some reason they decided to show their faces again.
In Belongas, South Lombok this week we had been visiting the ever so graceful sea cobras that mainly hang around our dive site “ The Cathedral “. That is not to say that we don’t spot them elsewhere…” The Magnet “is another home for them where we can spot up to 6 in a dive.…
In Belongas, South Lombok this week we have had schools and schools of barracudas!!!
Waves have been calm, mild currents all week and still plenty of pelagic.
In Belongas, South Lombok this week for the second time this year we have encountered Manta Rays..yes Manta Rays. These particular fish were not just any mantas, but rather majestic Oceanic Mantas! It is not often that we come across them, but an extra special treat, like the Mola Mola ( Sunfish), Dolphins, Whale Shark and Dugong.
This week in Belongas, South Lombok the eagle rays have been around in numbers once again. We have seen them almost all season but the numbers dropped during the peak months, it seems as though they have had enough of hiding and decided to show their beauty once again.
Belongas, South Lombok this week…Hammer, Hammer, Hammerheads! The conditions have been calm with mild currents throughout the week and plenty yes plenty of beautiful Hammerheads both Scalloped and great ranging from 1.5 meters to 3.5 give or take….hard to tell without a tape measure and all of us were just blown away by the number of these magnificent fish. So graceful, so elegant, so lucky we were.
This week in Belongas, South Lombok we have been spotting Mobula Rays every dive at Gili Sarang. They have been a bit unpredictable this season with spells of disappearing and usually by this time of year they have head off to a slightly colder climate but they seem to be enjoying the warms waters of 28ºC.
Belongas, South Lombok this week we have once again had a successful advanced course.
Andrew from Canada but living in Bangkok was so eager to see some outstanding pelagic fish that he enrolled himself and chose Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drift Dive and Boat Dive.
In the picture is our PPB dive. Conditions were good, a little difficult at times for some skills but all in all it was a success!
This week in Belongas, South Lombok Blue Spotted Stingrays galore once again at our dive Site “Gili Sarang”.
We have often seen more than 25 stingrays hanging around the same spot, some swimming, some resting but all in within a 10 meter radius and to this day we are still mesmerized by it. It is truly wonderful to just hover and watch. I can’t get enough of it and the divers we have come to visit Belongas are the same often voicing the fact that they have never seen so many.
Belongas, South Lombok this week has been the rise of Great hammerheads.
Down here in Belongas we have the opportunity to see both the scalloped hammerheads and the great hammerheads. The scalloped form in schools where as the great are known to be more solitary.
When we encounter the great hammerheads we usually only see 3-4 on a dive if we are lucky but this week on individual dives we have been spotting 8-10!
Once again here in Belongas, South Lombok our conditions have been up and down with temperatures ranging from 19ºC-24ºC, visibility from 5-25 meters, waves from .5-4 meters and current from small to strong washing machines and still our season has not ended.
We have been seeing hammerheads, mobula rays, white tip reef sharks, barracuda, devil rays, trevally, tuna and more and more schools of squid mainly at the dive site “Gili Sarang”.
This week in Belongas we have been seeing big schools of Great Barracudas on every dive!!
The Visibility has been changing all week from 2 Meters to an astonishing 25 Meters towards the end and that didn’t stop our groups of divers seeing the barracudas circulating overhead like a flock of birds.
This week here in Belongas, South Lombok we have had the absolute pleasure of a visit from an Oceanic Manta! Having full boats all week with divers from the Gili Islands, U.K, France and Malaysia who all come from for Hammerheads and Mobula Rays were over the moon to run into the Manta.
Pi’I our Belongas guide says that this does happen so often usually about 3-4 times during the high season.
We often get emails from people who are planning dive trips to Indonesia and want to know where the best places for diving are, and what we can suggest for a 8-10 day stay. This is actually very hard to provide, its like asking to give suggestions for a 8-10 day stay for skiing in europe!
However, we can provide some of the considerations that you need to take into account when you are planning dive trips to Indonesia, and we can provide some recommendations based on this.
Belongas, South Lombok…..attracts those who are in need of encountering plenty of pelagic fish but it rare for us here to bump into the almighty Sunfish otherwise known as Mola Mola.
There have been a few sightings over the years but it is something that we don’t count on.
Down here in Belongas, South Lombok….this week we have seen an awful lot of Hawksbill turtles. It has been known to see them on occasion at our Dive sites “Gili Sarang” and “The Cathedral” but we have even run into them at “the Magnet” earlier in the week. “A lovely way to end the dive, we have been so lucky” said the group of Instructor’s and Dive master’s from Gili islands, not only did they see the Turtles they also saw a Big school of Hammerheads, Great Barracuda, 7 White tip reef sharks, Eagle rays, Bamboo sharks, Lobsters and Grouper!!