Mandarin fish are waiting for you in Gili Air. The stand out shot of the week was right off the house reef on a muck dive at dusk to catch the elusive Dragonets Mandarin fish. Great eye by Dedan on capturing this rare species. Other notable sightings were giant frogfish, white tip shark, orangutan crab, pygmy sea horse are also rewarding finds.
This week we welcomed two international groups, one group of 14 divers and one group of 4 divers, who are spending up to a week diving with us. Many brought their own camera equipment so it was really great to see the great underwater photographs taken by our guest and the amazing macro critters they were able to find.
As well as the groups we had some courses this week that kept our instructors busy. Valentina from Italy took her first Discovery Scuba Dive and was so excited about scuba diving that she decided to extend her vacation and complete her PADI Open Water course with us. We also had a honeymoon couple, Joerg and Sandra, that did their first Discovery dive at our sister location Two Fish in Amed, and they enjoyed it so much they did another two Discover dives with us in Gili Air. What a great way to use our network of dive centers to continue diving! Congratulations to all three in joining the Scuba Diver community.
Other courses included some ReActivate divers who wanted to dive after having a lengthy time out of the water. Welcome Cheryl, Fengi, Terry, and Gao back into the diving scene.
Did you know that Gili Air’s waters are perfect for year around diving. We enjoy water that is a comfortable 25 to 29 degrees. On any given day, we get to dive up to 4 times and luckily we have access to countless dive sites, abundant sea life, and colorful soft and hard coral. In order to keep it pristine we conduct weekly clean-up dives to keep our local waters beautiful from floating debris that floats into our harbors. We hope you can join us on one when you visit us!
Stay tuned on our blog for other happenings, Happy Bubbles!