This week diving in Bunaken… A nice school of barracudas was seen during a day trip to Mantehage island. Unfortunately only one group of divers saw them which proves again that you just need to be at the right place at the right time. However, luckily there were plenty of large game fish such as tunas and trevallies, as well as quite a few sharks to keep all the divers happy.
In 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.
This 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.
Grey 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…”
This week in Lembongan… we are proud to welcome five new members in the worldwide diving community. Anneloes, Giel, Cyrielle, Aurélien and Edouard just finished their Open Water Course. We had a lot of fun trying to do bubble ring in the water, watching mantas dancing around and looking in the blue to find molas molas!