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Bryce Cameron

2017: Diving in Lembongan Year in Review – Underwater Creatures

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What a year 2017 has been for diving Lembongan and Twin Island Dive.

2017 marks a large landmark for Twin Island Dive. 2017 was our 2nd full year of running and our 1st high season, diving Lembongan, with our new team team. With the exciting new team, an amazingly busy high season and wonderful underwater sights, 2017 has brought joy to so many, while diving Lembongan. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at the highlights of the year.

This first blog will be looking at the underwater creatures we found while diving Lembongan in 2017. Read More

Sharks are Friends not Food – The Issue with Shark Fishing

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Tiger Shark

Sharks are Friends not Food – The Issue with Shark Fishing

We are often asked by are guests, if they will see sharks while diving in Lembongan. Sadly the answer to this is; not often. This is mainly due to Indonesia’s issue with shark fishing.

The point of this blog, is not to point out something our amazing dive sites are missing, but more to rise awareness to issue that is global based.

There are a few reason for this.

The 3 key point that we will be swimming through are:

  1. Indonesia’s issue with shark fishing
  2. The global issue with shark fishing
  3. Misconceptions about sharks in the wild Read More

Why would you do the PADI Divemaster course?

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Why would you do the PADI Divemaster course?

Many people often ask why so many people do their PADI Divemaster course but do not work as a professional Divemaster. In all honesty people do the course for different reasons. Some people, do it as a way to work and travel, while doing a job that they’re crazy about. There is a surprisingly amount of countries in the world that offer diving, each great for their own special reasons. For many of u, our list of places to go for diving in the world only becomes bigger the more we speak to other divers.

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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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The PADI Advance Course

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Group Having Fun on PADI Advance CourseThe PADI Advance Course:

Have you ever found yourself wondering if it is time for you to make the next step? Have you been an Open Water diver for a while and not sure if the PADI Advance course is worth it? Got time to spend and want to make the most out of learning to dive?

Keep reading below for more information about the PADI Advance course, what you will learn and if the course is right for you. Read More

Welcome to the Team and Indonesian Diving – Ghiifari

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Welcome to the Team and Indonesian Diving - GhiifariWelcome to the Team Ghifari

Not only did we have an amazing diving week in Lembongan to start September off with a bang, we also would like welcome to the Team – Ghifari, ready to explore Indonesian diving.

Ghifari (A.K.A Gif or Gify) joined our team on the 2nd of September. Originally from West Surabaya, Indonesia, Gif left his home village and moved to Jakarta in 2010 to study. While in Jakarta, Gif completed his university studies in finance and accounting before starting work with an electric company, in the finance department.

It wasn’t long at his new job, that Gify realized that the office life was not really for him. With this, he started to look elsewhere for another opportunity. It was at this time that a friend of his, (who also turned out to be a friend of instructor Bryce’s) pointed Gif in the direction of the Twin Island Dive ad on Facebook. With this, Gif had the chance to explore Indonesian diving.

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Finding Nemo – Exposed

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Finding Nemo in LembonganFinding Nemo in Lembongan

In 2003,  Pixar Animation Studios filled the silver screen with bright colours and introduced children and parents alike, to Nemo the Clown Fish. It was because of Finding Nemo, that Clown Fish would now consistently be refereed to as Nemo(s).

Nemo and his friends underwater adventures helped introduce a new generation to the underwater world. This in turn helped spike interest in scuba diving, fish and despite the horrifying scene of Nemo being snatched for a personal collection, an extreme boost in Clown Fish sales, for pets.

Even though more Clown Fish were being taken from the oceans, for aquariums, Finding Nemo did fill children with wonder about the underwater world, different fish and a new found love for Clown Fish.

We know that Finding Nemo is a kids movie about adventures, friendship and family, which needed to be delivered in a child-friendly way, but there are a few facts that are just not quiet correct.

Let’s break these facts down point by point: Read More

Stunning Week in Lembongan

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Manta Ray in Manta Bay

Last week at Twin Island Dive…

What a week it has been here at Twin Island Dive, in Nusa Lembongan. We have had some very lucky divers with us, who have seen some of the best sea creatures that Lembongan has to offer! What a stunning week in Lembongan, it has been! Manta Bay was 100% the standout dive site of the week.

We have had everything from PADI Discover Scuba Divers, to PADI Open Water course to lots of fun divers. All these divers have brought an amazing amount of luck to their dives.

Started the week right!

The week started with Jesper and Michella doing their PADI Open Water course with us. After completing the theory and swimming pool skills, it was time to get out into the ocean for their open water dives.

On the 2nd day of their ocean dives, while diving at Manta Bay, everyone on the boat got the chance to see dolphins playing around at the surface. Instructor Bryce and Jesper, descended for the start of their dive and headed in the direction of where the dolphins were.

10 minutes into the dive, Bryce banged on his tank and pointed into the distance. Although they were a bit far away, both Bryce and Jesper, had the chance to watch the passing pod of dolphins. Read More