This week at “The Magnet” in Belongas, South Lombok we have been blessed with a huge school of Bigeye Trevally (also known as the big eye jack, great trevally, six-banded trevally and dusty jack). The school was so big that they blocked out the rays of sun shimmering through the water and the divers Simon…Details
This Week in Lembeh…. We get close up! One thing we here at Lembeh are known for is being a Macro Photographers wet dream (pun intended). Very similar to this Napoleon snake eel, many of the critters here allow you to get close up and personal. Many of these critters going about their business on…Details
The leaf scorpionfish or paperfish is about 10 cm long. Their color varies from green, red, pink, brown, ocher and yellowish to a ghostly white. The fish is almost as flat as a leaf and resembles a leaf in many other ways. The leaf scorpionfish resembles a dead leaf lying in the water. To enhance this…Details
This week in Lembongan… The big waves that were predicted for the weekend didn’t affect us as much as we had thought. Of course we were not able to go visit the mantas, but we were able to do many wonderful dives on the north coast of Nusa Penida.
This week in tec… We had a visit from a group of Chinese technical divers this week at our Bunaken and Lembeh locations. Haiyan brought her rEvo Rebreather, and herself and Jessica dived in their dry suits like they do in the caves back home; in 10 degrees and 2 m vis.
Two weeks have passed since I arrived in Bunaken. I spent those weeks doing the EFR course, the PADI Rescue Diver course in Bunaken and lots of dives. I also did the PADI Nitrox course with Dion (one of the PADI Instructors). I had (and am still having) a lot of fun with the diveguides…Details
This week in Bunaken… A large amount of eagle rays have been seen on the dives this week and the divers had a nice surprise visit from a pod of pilot whales who played in the bow wave of the boat one day on the way back from the morning dives.
In Belongas, South Lombok this week we have had one of the most pure natural experiences with the Banded Sea Snake (Laticauda Colubrine), showing off their elegance, flexibility and outstanding hunting skills. Although extremely venomous, the banded sea snake has no interest in us divers what so ever. Their food of choice is mainly eels…Details