This week in Lembongan… we are proud to welcome five new members in the worldwide diving community. Anneloes, Giel, Cyrielle, Aurélien and Edouard just finished their Open Water Course. We had a lot of fun trying to do bubble ring in the water, watching mantas dancing around and looking in the blue to find molas molas!
Molas molas or sunfish are in everyone’s mind at the moment and everybody is trying to find more than the other divers. This week we saw some of them in the famous Crystal Bay around 30 meters but we also spotted a very friendly one on the North coast, at Buyuk, who didn’t mind the divers watching the cleaning process.
These incredible bony fishes are cruising around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida at the moment, so it’s the perfect time to come diving with us!
We also saw some bat fish this week in Crystal Bay and at Buyuk. This spade-shaped fish is also known as Spade fish. They are very symmetrical with a triangular dorsal fin and can be alone or in small groups. An interesting fact about them is that they have an important role in the marine life as they eat seaweed that some others species, like parrotfish won’t eat.
This is a great example about why we should not over fish some species, as all of them are complementary in the ocean, and help keep the coral healthy.