Feathers stars are everywhere here in south Lombok and wouldn’t believe how many, it’s always nice to see them when they are actively swimming around or just fluttering in the breeze. It is also nice to see what treasures they hide amongst themselves like shrimps, crabs, juvenile fish and of course the ornate ghost pipefish.
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 here in Sengiggi, north/west Lombok, we are happy to announce that the start of our new location is going extremely well up here including our day trips to the famous Gili Islands.
We slowly started diving up here back in November and as of this month it has really kicked off.
Week 3 of my dive master training was full of tests and assessments, in the water and on land.
One experience that stands out is the equipment exchange underwater which would be a little tricky even without instructors causing a few extra problems. Not to mention underwater mapping which is definitely a fun experience – you think you’ve drawn the dive site on your underwater slate and then you look at it on the surface and can’t make sense of it!