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.
We have had several divers join us in the crystal clear, warm waters around the three Islands. There is such a variety of sea life but the one thing that has stuck out recently is how many orangutan crabs are around. Orangutan crabs habitat is usually in bubble corals, under anemone and in table’s corals. They are a beautiful fluffy reddish brown and can easily be missed if you have never seen one nor know what they look like. They don’t get very big, maximum 2cm and are fascinating to star at and make out the actually body outline.
Other than our Crabs we have around here in the north/west Lombok plenty of nudiebranchs, Blacktip reef sharks, ghost pipe fish, a range of scorpion fish including the leaf, barracuda, turtles, shrimps, pygmy seahorses, cuttlefish, trevally and plenty more.
Really there is something for everybody here, from our bigger fish to our outstanding macro.
Just off the coast of Sengiggi we have our muck diving so we don’t need to venture out as far as the gili to get the macro.
There is plenty of choice up here in the north/west.
We are also happy to announce that our very first open water course has started!!! Looking forward to what Sengiggi has to offer all of us underwater lovers!