The North Gili’s this week we have had 6 Scuba Diver courses and plenty of Discover Scuba divers. Up here on Gili Air we get all sorts of travellers turning up from families on a long holiday to daily travellers going about Southeast Asia to couples and so on. Since opening here we have noticed a lot of beginner divers. It really is a great place to start as the currents are avoidable; we have crystal clear warm water and Turtles everywhere. The Scuba diver course is really a great introduction to diving and it allows you to continue and practice with professionals. It only takes 2 days which seems to be ideal for the people visiting the Gili islands.
On our adventures underwater this week we have been seeing plenty of Spot fin Lionfish coupled with Giant Moray eels. Turtles galore, Bluefin Trevally, wide jaw Mackerel, Cuttlefish and schooling Squid. Nudibranch are showing themselves a bit more now around various dive sites as is the Orang-utan Crab. Another delight that we have been seeing are the feather star shrimps. They are beautiful with all their range of colours and strips but a bugger to get a picture of. Lobsters are around a fair amount too but we only seem to be seeing the babies, we are still in search for the adults hiding somewhere under a rock!!!
All in all a good week here on the Gilis, fairly calm water and plenty to see.