Bali has once again shown its amazing diversity this week as our guests have seen everything from Thresher Sharks to Mimic Octopus when diving in Amed. With our new boat we are able to get to places that other centres cannot reach and it paid off for guest Barry and guide Bayu at one of the reef corners between here and Tulamben – while hanging out at 25m Bayu looked up and was pleasantly surprised to see a large Thresher Shark (Alopius Vulpinus) cruising slowly by – of course he immediately pointed it out to guest Barry who had Thresher Shark high up his bucket list. Tick!! Threshers are known for often being seen in deep water, so you can imagine the feelings of our technical diving manager who was at 50m on the same dive site at the same time but didn’t see it!
Our guides Gerry and Bayu have both worked for Two Fish Divers in Lembeh previously so when they’re not encountering Threshers they’re showing off their keen eyes. Many of our divers this week have seen mimic octopus that the guides have found for them – another rare creature that is on many diver’s wish list. And Samantha was especially lucky – as part of her Open Water Course with instructor Anh-Vu she saw a mimic octopus on our house reef – on her first ever dive!! Not a bad way to start at all.
The variety has continued in the centre this week too, with Open Water, Advanced Open Water, EFR, Rescue and Nitrox courses all being taught as well as having happy divers fun diving every day.
So if you want some variety in your life – come to Amed!!