This week in Lembongan…. We have many return guests again. Nadine and Flavia, who did their Open Water Course with Karoline in March, just came back. Flavia is back now to do her PADI Advance, while Nadine is completing her PADI Rescue course. As an instructor it is great to see that people enjoy this sport as much as we do and want to progress and become better divers.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is a demanding course, but many divers sight it as the best diving course that they do. Divers are taught to shift the main focus from themselves to the other divers around them. They learn to manage all kinds of problems that can occur on the surface or on the dive. The course certainly builds up the student’s confidence. Many simulated problems are thrown at the student on the dives and through practice and repetition they will react appropriately, as if dealing with a real emergency. A course worth taking if you want to progress as a diver.
We also welcome Niklas who has been visiting Bunaken a few times before. He seems to be one lucky diver, so far in four days diving he has seen two Molas and numerous Mantas. He says that luck doesn’t have anything to do with these sightings, apparently he is just attracting these animals with his pure presence. So we have a full dive center now that wants to be his buddy on the dives.
We have also seen quite a few white tip reef sharks this week which is quite unusual here in Lembongan. Hopefully this will continue and we can see more of these majestic creatures. Our guides spotted a few frogfish, pink leaf scorpionfish and many rare and amazing nudibranchs.