Although a lot of the divers come to Lembongan to dive with the gentle Manta Rays and the weird Molas, there is a lot more in the water that is surrounding our beautiful islands: Lembongan, Cenningan, and Penida. And I’m not talking about the amazing reefs, or other “big” attractions like the Bamboo Sharks, Wobbegongs or hungry Giant Trevallies. I’m talking about the tiny strange creatures that hide amongst corals and sponges. Because our water has a whole lot of macro and often makes it difficult for our divers to decide between the macro lenses or the wide angle.
Last week, our divers have enjoyed many tiny and beautiful creatures in our dive sites: from a huge variety of colourful nudibranches, to ribbon eels, tiny orangutan crabs, ornate ghost pipefish (thanks Baron, for that finding!), flat worms, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, one of the most incredible animals on Earth, that started a long conversation on the boat about all the features that makes this shrimps so unique! And the beautiful and sneaky fish portrayed on the photo: the red fire goby (Nemateleotris Magnifica).
This great (and difficult) shot was taken by one of our Divemaster Trainees: Yury that, apart from taking great macro photos, has been very busy with our other DMTs, Thomas and Will, going through theory, performing rescue assessments, guiding, doing lots of briefings… The three of them, one step closer to become dive professionals. But they haven’t been the only ones taking courses, our Instructor/Manager Anna has been teaching and helping people to become divers and to enjoy the marine world: First with Juliana and André, from Brasil, and a few days later with Bea, from Italy. Congratulations for that, guys!!
But haven’t been all about the courses in our resort and boats, we had a pretty busy week, taking into account that we are in Low Season: One morning we arranged an early trip to the awesome and challenging Blue Corner with long time Two Fish friends: Dani and Philipp, both of them instructors; the day after we took 2 boats out: Freedom, with our dive guide Roger and a group from Check Republic, that went Manta “hunting”, and Ikan Layar, that took the other divers to the great reefs and fast drifts of the north: thanks Marco, Pascal, Mo, Ian, Christine, Jorg, Karen… For having spend all this days diving and snorkeling with us. Hope to see you soon!