This week in Lembongan… Our waters seem to be full of crazy and amazing creatures. Not only have we seen molas on most of our dives, some of our divers have been lucky enough to see a mola with a thresher shark swimming right past it. Wow what a rare sight! This strange couple had been seen a few days earlier by divers from another dive center. Who knows maybe this is the birth of a new species…? Although inter species breeding between sharks and molas (their closest relatives are triggerfish and pufferfish) will probably not work. But their offspring would still look quite strange, just imagine a mola with the tail of a thresher shark. Thresher sharks and molas are both pelagic fish so for them being so close together might not be that abnormal at all. Mysteries of the sea, there are so many still to be explored.
We have been busy as well teaching many PADI Open Water courses. It takes 4 days to complete the whole course here on site. But there are other options that mean that you do not have to spend part of your holidays in front of a TV and/or in a pool. PADI offers e-learning for many courses so that the theory can be done at home at your own pace. The only thing that then remains, when you arrive in your holiday destination, are the confined and open water dives. Another possibility is to do theory and confined water dives at a PADI dive center at home and get a referral form, so when at your holiday destination, you get to get straight in the water and go out and explore the ocean.