This week in Lembongan… We have been spotting many leaf scorpionfish under the water on our north dive sites. The north coast of Pendia’s gentle slopping reefs, dressed in coral, provide a great place for these camouflaging creatures to hide out.
This week in Lembongan… We were able to find a tiny flatworm drifting in the soft current at the Mangrove dive site. Now normally it is the dive guides with the amazing eyes to spot the tiny little creatures but on this dive, instructor Bryce was lucky to spot this flatworm that was drifting with the current, all curled up in a ball before settling on a bit of coral to open up and hang on.
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!
This week in Lembongan… With the changing currents due to the change of the season, we have seen an increase of visibilty in Lembongan. With this visibility have come a few more jellyfish. Although to no worry to divers, these strange creatures provide an interesting sight while underwater.
This week in Lembongan… Turtles have been cruising by our divers and giving them a little wave. There are a lot of divers that have the turtle at the top of there list of things to see under the water and Lembongan is a great location to spot them.
This week in Lembongan… Our divers have been able to spot some lions… Lion fish that is. The common and the long fin lion fish are common sights in the waters around Nusa Lembongan and they are natural inhabitants, so they are not a pests like in other parts of the world.
This week in Lembongan… The seas have been calm and flat, allowing us some great chances to nip around to the south coast of Nusa Pendia to the famous manta sites. Although Manta Point hasn’t had the number of mantas that it normally has, Manta Bay has been the site of choice for these hungry manta rays to feed.
Goodbye mola! Today I finished my divemasters with a really good last day! While mapping crystal bay a mola came by to wave goodbye to my instructor Gwen and me. The first half of my Divemaster was in Sanur, Bali mainland, where I started with 4 days of theory and skills practice in the pool with my instructor Reuben. During these days I learned that performing a skill and demonstrating one is a whole different story and how much control in diving I have left to gain.