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October 2017

Little Creatures of Lembongan

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Little Creatures of Lembongan

Little Creatures in Lembongan

Lemobngan is very much know for it’s large creatures. A lot of divers come to the area to dive with the manta rays and the molas. As the mola season comes to a close, let us have a look at the cool little creatures that we find around the Lembongan and Penida dive sites.

When the currents are calm on the north coast of Nusa Penida, this offer an amazing opportunity to have a good look around the soft corals for some crazy nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs.

Some of our favorite creatures that we like to point out to our guests are; orangutan crabs, hairy squat lobsters, ‘sexy’ shrimps and whip coral shrimp.

Although these small creatures seem hard to find at first, once you know where to look, they are quiet common here.

Below you will found some information about each of these creatures, what they look like and where to find them. We hope with this information, you will be able to find some of these creatures on your next dive in Lembongan. Read More

Bryce – Why I Like Scuba Diving in Lembongan

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Why I like Scuba Diving in Lembongan

Walking into Water While Scuba Diving in LembonganI learnt to dive 16 years ago. It all started with a try dive in a swimming pool at an island resort while on holiday. I then returned to New Zealand to do my PADI Open Water course. I spent the next 5 years diving in Wellington harbour, which was a 2 hour drive for some pretty “interesting” shore diving. Wellington harbour is known for its cold waters, surf entries, limited visibility due to the very silty bottom and little fish life. Most people dive there to collect shellfish. This is where I did my divemaster and instructor courses and taught in these conditions before moving to work in the pacific islands.

I have spent the last 9 years teaching diving around South East Asia, from the Pacific Islands to India. Over this time, I have seen many different creatures underwater, some healthy reefs and some unhealthy reefs. I have worked with some great people and worked against some very competitive dive shops. And then I moved to do scuba diving in Lembongan.

The scuba diving in Lembongan was a very nice surprise. After seeing reefs completely bleached by warming waters, reefs dyeing from commercialization and rubbish, it is so nice to see such healthy coral growth while scuba diving in Lembongan.

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