This week in Lembongan. It’s that time of year again. On the fourth full moon of the Balinese calendar Nyepi Laut is celebrated on the islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. This year this day falls on September 29th. On this day the inhabitants of the three islands pay homage to the Dewa Baruna who is the ruler of the seas. This ritual has been performed in the region of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan since 1600 during the reign of Dalem Waturenggong. The ritual practice of that day includes meditation and quiet contemplation on the importance of the watery environment that surrounds and sustains the islands.
This week in Lembongan, The North Coast of Nusa Penida offers a lot of great dive sites and our dive at Mangrove this week was completely stunning!! The visibility was amazing and the fun divers pointed some big moray eels, scorpion fish and crocodile fish. Guy and Emily who were doing their Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dive found a lot of species that they didn’t know and enjoyed learning more about plants and corals.
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!
This 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.
This week in Lembongan…. We have many return guests again. Nadine and Flavia, who did their Open Water Course with Karoline in March, just came back. Flavia is back now to do her PADI Advance, while Nadine is completing her PADI Rescue course. As an instructor it is great to see that people enjoy this sport as much as we do and want to progress and become better divers.