This week in Lembongan… Yayan, Bryce and Kiko spotted a Thresher shark swimming in the blue, a rare visitor to the waters of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan.
With the colder waters that we have had lately, we were all looking very hard to see if the Mola Molas were turning up, but we were not so lucky to see them. The sea has been quite calm, so we have been able to visit the mantas in Manta Point quite a few times this week. They didn’t seem to be bothered by the divers, they just went on with their usual daily routine. Some Mantas seem to enjoy sneaking up behind the divers to see if anybody turns around to spot them. One must wonder how many mantas swim by, while the divers concentrate on the mantas in front of them.
We added Xochi and Lila to the list of our PADI Open Water Diver students. Just ten years old and already jumping in the water to explore the underwater world. They were lucky enough to see two octopuses on their very first ocean dive. Of course they also saw many of the colourful reef fish that we find here. In the pool they practiced underwater ‘tank-back-riding’ and swimming in various positions which was a lot of fun. Since they live in Bali they decided to do the rest of their theory at home and then come back to finish the course in a few weeks. So look out for more about their adventures here with Two Fish Divers.
Other creatures that our guests were able to see included wobbegong shark, bamboo shark, white tip reef shark, giant frogfish, peacock mantis shrimps, all kinds of nudibranchs and of course the tiniest shrimps and crabs that our guides are able to find. With some stronger currents we had also a lot of fish swimming by, in schools, which is always a great sight.