We get Freaky.

We get Freaky.This week in Lembeh…. We get Freaky. Like something horror movies were made from, The famed Bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) is some divers dream to see. Seen during the night, these creepy critters can grow to a length of 3m, waiting to snatch their pray and drag them down into the earth. Victoria has been wanting and waiting to see one for as long as she can remember. Since the first time she saw one featured in a magazine, this has been her prize. She was lucky enough to see one on her first night dive and was dancing for the next few days.

Many spotted Eagle ray in Belongas, South Lombok

eagle rayIn Belongas, South Lombok…. Eagle Rays have been especially playful this week. We see them in “The Magnet” almost every time, usually 2 but sometimes it goes up to 5. They tend to hang out at around 20-30 meters but recently they have been rising up to 15. Luckily for our divers they got a fantastic welcoming for most of their dive. As we start at 30 meters and slowly make our way up the ray’s arranged themselves to the same profile.

Cold Bonanza in Lembeh!

Cool marine life found diving in LembehThis Week in Lembeh…. There is a Cold Bonanza! Waters have been slowly chilling the last past weeks in the strait, dropping to a much cooler 24deg. Where as this may not sound pleasant, life is exploding all over the place. We are getting more sightings of Cephalopods, Nudibranchs, Shrimps, Crabs, the water is really alive. Night dive’s have been going out on a daily basis with Bobtailed squid, long arm octopus, squids, congregating sea hares, and many more critters being highlights.

Frogfish, south gilis Lombok

Giant Frogfish in South Gili IslandsGrey giant frogfish or commerson’s frogfish at the south gilis. This beauty can grow up to 38 cm and can change their coloration in a few.  But he is not alone we found on top at our dive site “gili ringit east”another green one. This week in Lombok we saw also: white leaffish; orang utan crap; hairy spider crap; pygmy seahorse; turtle and many more!

We had Hilde and Marcel diving with us. They saw a frogfish for the first time. They liked our grey friend and said: “Breathtaking and amazing what the sea is creating…”

Halimeda ghost pipefish in Bunaken

Halimeda ghost pipefish in surprisingly cold Bunaken waterThis week in Bunaken… Dive guide Rolly really made the day for his divers, Magnus and Jonas from Denmark, when he found this stunning pair of halimeda ghost pipefish on the dive site Alung Banua. Halimeda ghost pipefish are very rare and sought after by many macro enthusiasts so we are super excited to have them here. Seeing that this is a pair we are hoping that they are going to hang around for a while! (Thank you Jonas for the photo!)

New Diving Adventures Belongas, South Lombok

Divers getting ready for a new Diving Adventure in Belongas, South LombokThis week in Belongas, South Lombok we are thrilled to announce the launch of our second boat for the famous dive sites down here in South Lombok. The boat is from Vidar the owner of Pangang Villas situated in Pangang bay at the very south tip of south Lombok. In this location are 3 self-catering villas, plenty of space, magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and the two Dive sites that everyone comes here to see “The Magnet” and “Gili Sarang”. Our first customers are a group of 5 from Singapore setting out for exploration tomorrow morning!!

Dirty Mantas coming in for a clean.

Manta Ray being cleaned in a cleaning stationThis Week in Bali, it seems like the cleaning station at Manta point has a lot of dirty Mantas coming in for a clean.

It almost feels like being in a manta soup when you have 7-8 manta rays circling around the cleaning station at Nusa Penida, all of them coming in to get rid of their little parasites that make a great meal for the hungry little cleaner wrasse that call the cleaning station at Manta Point their home.

Harlequin Shrimp Shine

Harlequin Shrimp Shine.This week in Lembeh….. Harlequin Shrimp Shine. For those that enjoy shrimp, Lembeh is a fantastic place to see more than just a few species. Our lucky divers can agree with these Harlequin Shrimp as part of the proof. Our guides found these two ready to chow down on top of a blue sea star. Other types being seen have been Tiger shrimp, Hairy Shrimp, Mantis Shrimp, Skeleton Shrimp, and the list goes on.

Great Diving During Divemaster Course in Lembongan

Great Diving While During Divemaster Course in LembonganThe first fortnight of my DM training as come to a close, along with my time on Nusa Lembongan. It’s with mixed feelings that I head to Two Fish on Bunaken to continue the course: excitement at experiencing new dive sites and working with different instructors yet a sadness in saying goodbye to the fantastic team here, just as I had begun to settle in and get to know everyone and how things work.

Lionfish, South Gili Lombok

Lionfish or Pterois, also called zebrafish is characterized by conspicuous warning colorationg with red, white, creamy, or black bands, showy pectoral fins, and venomous spiky fin rays.

Last week in Lombok south gili we saw lionfish; white and pink pygmy seahorse; frogfish; different kind of nudibranch ; orang utan crap;   swarm of sardines; turtle, whitetip reefshark; marble ray; blue spotted stingray; and many more!

Mystery fish in Lembongan

TMystery fish in Lembonganhis week in Lembongan… After a nice day out diving in Crystal Bay, JP came back and tried to find out what kind of fish he saw. His description was very precise: tail like a sweetlips with a white finishing at the end of the tail, the fish was blueish, swimming off the reef out in the blue, body a bit like a grouper and about 70 cm long. Ok, fish books out and start searching. Even Tina, who was here from Bunaken, was getting involved in solving the mystery. This is what we came up with: