One of the great things about diving in Lembongan is that when you are doing a course such as Advanced Navigation, like Molly and Richard completed in Crystal Bay, is that you can find ‘Alien like’ creatures, such as the Cuttlefish!
Cuttlefish belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses. Cuttlefish have a unique internal shell, the cuttlebone. Despite their name, cuttlefish are not fish but molluscs. Cuttlefish have large, W-shaped pupils, eight arms, and two tentacles furnished with denticulated suckers, with which they secure their prey.
Cuttlefish are sometimes referred to as the “chameleons of the sea” because of their ability to rapidly alter their skin color – this can occur within one second. Cuttlefish change color and pattern and the shape of the skin to communicate to other cuttlefish, to camouflage themselves, and to warn off potential predators. Amazing!!
Also another amazing thing for this week in Lembongan, is the high level courses that our instructors have been teaching, like the Rescue Diver course that Coen completed with Nina.
Congratulations Coen for this great achievement and good luck in your path to become a Divemaster!
Of course we can’t forget about our certified divers and their big rewards, like the sight of the Mola Mola that Heike and Juergen had while diving with us for 5 days in a row. We bet it was worth the cold!!