This week on Lembongan some of our guests spotted one of the most unique looking fish on the planet, the Unicorn Fish. The unicorn fish has a long horn that protrudes from the top of its head but biologists are unsure of the purpose of it. It isn’t used as a weapon or swimming aid,…
A mix of cool drift dives and some hip creatures sitting in the Bunaken coral walls made our divers happy See the picture of the giant frogfish at dive site Lekuan II which our guest Mary Nell took! Thanks very much Mary Nell!
We had a crazy busy week Bunaken diving with amazing dives and fun music sessions in the evenings with a full house. An Indian group of 15 divers and a mix of other guests made it very lively in Bunaken! We had a great mix of cultures in the resort and our crew was really…
Who knew there was beautiful reef diving in Lembeh? Often overlooked because of all the world-class muck diving sites, there are also some amazing reef dives in Lembeh. Angel’s Window is a regularly requested site amongst return guests because of all the incredible animals encountered there. Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorses are easily located at a few sites, but the Denise Pygmy Seahorse is a rare sight in Lembeh Strait these days. The Denise is differentiated from the Bargibanti by its smoother look: while the Bagibanti has many tubercles to match its host Gorgonean fan, the Denise has fewer tubercles, giving it a smoother appearance. And while the Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse is usually found living on pinkish colored fans, the Denise is assumed to more often reside on orange fans (though not always).
Interested in seeing a variety of Octopus in Lembeh? The best way to catch the most variety is to vary your dive schedule. The morning dives are the best time to see Reef, Mimic and Coconut Octopus. Mimic Octopus sightings are well sought after due to the animal’s unique ability to imitate venomous animals when threatened. The Mimic Octopus plays an amazing game of charades and can convincingly mimic venomous Lionfish, Banded Sea Snakes and Banded Soles in its attempt to scare off potential predators. And though it is our most commonly encountered Octopus, the Coconut Octopus is not to be dismissed! The right individual can be endless entertainment as it plays peek-a-boo and shows off it’s attachment issues as it runs across the reef holding a house of shells or coconut husk!
This week in Lembongan… Our instructors have been busy teaching new students about the wonderful world of diving. We have had Rowan jumping between teaching an Open Water course with the help of Yayan, to teaching discover scuba divers. Bryce and Fred have been out panicking and screaming for help while teaching a rescue course. Yayan has popped over to Bali to teach another person Open Water course and Fred has just started a deep specialty course.
This week in Lembongan… It’s been an eventful week over here on Nusa Lembongan; our divemaster trainee Eanna McAtamney, completed his 6 week course. We have had some up and down water temperatures which normally starts to happen with the seasonal change of the currents. With these changing currents, visibility at the manta dive sites has been a little low, but it has not scared the manta rays away. Some dives, divers have reported seeing 10+ manta rays and staying around for most of the dive.
This week in Bali: Our guest were lucky enough to spot not just one but a pair of Robust Ghost Pipefish in the Padang Bai Area. Credits to Petra for this picture who had spotted these guys on another trip just a couple of weeks ago.
This week in Bali: We had one of our busiest weeks here and we have seen everything from Molas to baby Frogfish, each day our divers have been coming back saying that they have seen stuff that they have never seen before.
Welcome to our Weekly Roundup! Last week we had some sargassums, octopi, TEC50 courses, some amazing views of the ocean and peeing in your wetsuit.
Welcome to our Weekly Roundup! Last week we did some exploration of Lembongans waters, had some pegasus sea moths, and offer some amazing facts about scuba diving.
Welcome to our Weekly Roundup! Last week we had schooling barracuda, emperor shrimps, ninja manta’s and an amazing story of a young girls journey on becoming a cave videographer.
Welcome to our Weekly Roundup! Last week we had porcelain crabs, cuttlefish, turtle power, rebreather diving, and Mr Bean on first aid.
Welcome to our Weekly Roundup! Last week we had devils and scorpions, wishing upon a stargazer, strange snorkel masks, and Fintastic news as CMS agrees to protecting sharks and rays.
Welcome to our Weekly Roundup! Last week we had sharks, memo fish, sea serpents, mandarin fish madness and a look at why protect sharks.
Welcome to our Weekly Roundup! Last week we had Hermit crabs, finding nemo, octopus, frogfish and how to photograph wall dives!
Welcome to our Weekly Roundup! Last week we had skeleton shrimps, sharks at 50m, protecting sharks and rays, eating lunch underwater and lots of blue rings!
Welcome to our Weekly Roundup! Last week we had aliens, trimix diving, the end of tanks, ghostpipefish and the amazing Shark Buses of Hong Kong!
Last week we had pilot whales, mating mantas, rebreather diving and diving in the coral triangle! In Bunaken we had pilot whales and a whale shark; in Lembongan we manta’s mating in a train; in TEC we had lots of rebreather diving in Bunaken; and we have reports from our two DMT interns in Bunaken and Lembongan, plus a congrats to our new Instructor.
This week we have Purple jellyfish, diving courses for kids, and top 10 conservation tips! In Bunaken we had a gerat dive on the shipwreck; in Lembongan we are diving like a jellyfish; in Lembeh we are seeing two of everything; and we have reports from our two DMT interns in Bunaken and Lembongan.
This week we have Sharks, CCRs, beautiful airports and savings! In Bunaken we are see lots of sharks; in Lembongan the mola’s are taking voer from critters; in Lembeh our guests are saying “Don’t show us any more Hairy Octopus”; in TEC we are CCR friendly with 2 guests; and we have two new DMT interns Hanna in Bunaken and Maya in Lembongan.
Fun divers are having turtle town in Bunaken, and it’s not the size that matters in Lembongan.