This week in the North Gilis, Lombok we have been busy, busy and more busy again. We have mainly had a lot of courses ranging from Discover Scuba dives, Open water courses to Advanced open water courses. Each day the boat has been out with a good few Fun divers on it as well as our courses.
We have been diving around all three of the Gilis in search for Sharks, Turtles, Cuttle fish and schooling fish not to mention our macro life.
The Porcelain anemone crabs have been spotted a lot this week, usually teamed up with Clarkson anemone fish. They are beautiful creatures to see and even more fun to capture on camera. It can be tricky getting a good shot as in the high season here it tends to get a little wavy. As the crabs live in or under the anemone which in turn dances with the waves you really have to time it right to get the best shot.
Alongside our porcelain crabs we often find Flat rocks crabs and Squat Shrimp. Once we learn where the sea life lives it becomes much easier to spot them.
We have been heading to Manta Point a lot this week as we have found that we have more chance of seeing sharks there than that of Shark Point and indeed we have. Just today we had 3 groups’ go out, 2 of which found White tip reef sharks at 21 meters and my group that saw a black tip reef shark cruising by us at 10 meters. Just goes to show that it really doesn’t matter what depth you go to there is always the chance to spot them.