This week on the Gilis, north Lombok we have been spotting a few more Ribbon Eels than usual. We see them a couple of times a week usually at various dive sites but this week it has been almost every dive. And this variation is the most common here.
We see the black and yellow sometimes as well as an albino one which has been spotted at Frogfish Point a couple of times.
Ribbon Eels can be fairly shy at times hiding in their holes if you get too close but dangling something above them tends to bring them out, brilliant for us divers to get a chance to see just how long they can get as it is rare to see them swimming out and about.
Following the super moon last week the water has been calm, clear and barely any currents. A big change compared to the lead up of the super moon where we had pretty strong currents for the north gilis.
Among our friends of Ribbon Eels we have been seeing a lot of Turtles, Peacock mantis shrimps, Bluefin trevally, rainbow runners, bat fish, cuttle fish and octopus.
We also had some luck last week with 3 Eagle rays passing us by at Gili Air wall. Such a lovely encounter with these rays we get every one or two months. Waiting on the start of 2017 for the MANTA’S