This week we have been diving Senggigi to explore the dive sites just off from the shore a short boat ride away, and let me tell you what amazing dive’s we have been having!! Senggigi has not been dived much by anyone up now actually so it really is an adventure of exploration. The water is warm, clear; we have a selection of both soft and hard corals surrounding our beautiful big bommies on massive plateaus.
The diversity of sea life in Senggigi really did blow me away and I have to say my favourite part was that on nearly all the whip coral I found the truly magnificent Anker’s whip coral shrimp (Pontonides Ankeri).
These shrimps are generally quite small and extremely tricky to find, you really have to look hard to make them out. The colours are so bright; I saw both the green and the orange varieties.
I absolutely love them!!
Among our friends we also saw tons and tons of nudibranch’s, on the first dive within 10 minutes we must have spotted a total of 8 different kinds. There were flat worms scattered around, turtle’s came to say hi, squat lobsters, painted spiny lobsters, moray eels, skeleton shrimps, anemone crabs, boxer crabs…the list goes on!!
It truly has been wonderful diving in Senggigi. We are excited to continue our discoveries and get the word out there to fellow divers that Senggigi is a gold mine of diving variety!
One of the mainstays of Bunaken’s spectacular diving are its dramatic walls, often dropping away to far more than 100 meters, sometimes featuring ledges, overhangs and small caverns. They’re a fantastic playground for beginners and experienced divers alike. Especially for newbies, though, the topography might be a little daunting, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you enjoy your wall dives more.
Learning scuba diving in South Lombok is a once-in-a-lifetime treat, and what a place to learn with our sloping reefs and amazing corals and abundance of marine life. This week in Sekotong the waters have been clear and the fish are showing there beautiful colours, we have had many sightings including a whole range of nudibranches, broad clubbed cuttle fish, common octopus, skeleton shrimp, hawks bill turtles, moray eels, clear cleaner shrimps, giant frog fish.
This week we had Steph and John from Germany here doing there open water course and we had an amazing time under water with practicing skills, finding fish and floating about.On our surface breaks we had a good laugh with the dive guides who also joined us on the boat sharpening there skills and playing games like jumping and throwing each other off the boat.I would just like to say a big congratulations to steph and john and welcome them in to the diving world.
Its been a big week for training with Pauline and Valentino also doing there open water course and a big congratulations goes to them to for completing it. Pauline, Valentino and my self had an amazing experience on one dive with a very active Cuttle fish who showed us every colour under the sun and then went on to give us a demonstration of his hunting skills along with a whole host of unbelievable marine life.
Weather has been really hot this week with 20 meters visibility and warm calm waters. Come join us for pristine visibility, excellent tropical weather and stunning scuba diving in South Lombok!