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Drift Diving in Lembongan

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Drift Diving

Lembongan is known for its drift diving. There are some ‘horror’ stories on the internet, from people that had an unfortunate dive in current. With the correct information, a knowledgeable dive centre and correct procedures, drift diving can be a lot of fun!

Some of the best coral reefs around the islands of Lembongan, Penida and Ceningan is on the north coast or in the channel between Ceningan and Penida. It is common off these parts of the islands, to find current. This current can range from close to no current at all, to a brisk push along the dive site.

The current is one of the main reasons that the coral reef is so healthy. This current brings nutrient rich waters to the area, which allows the coral reef to feed. Having a healthy coral reef provides homes for reef fish and juvenile fish. Having a coral reef that is full of fish, provides food for bigger predator fish. And all this together, creates our underwater ecosystem.

Coral Reefs while drift diving in Lembongan

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Expanding: Twin Island’s New Dive Centre

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Twin Island Dive's New Dive Centre in Lembongan

Twin Island Dive’s New Dive Centre in Lembongan

Over the last 6 months, Twin Island Dive has been building a new dive centre in Lembongan. Starting in April, the ground was broken for the foundations of our new dive centre in Lembongan and the chance for us to expand. Conveniently located on Jalan Seaweed, right across the road from where we launch our boat.

We have always had plans of opening another dive centre in Lembongan, that would be closer to the main road and our launch site, to help service walk in guests and as an additional office to that in Twin Island Villa’s dive centre in Lembongan.

As of now, the downstairs office area is open. The upstairs area, will soon be transformed into a ‘speakeasy’ style bar for our divers to relax in after diving and into the evening.

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A Week to Capture Lembongan Photography with Cris Zampicinini

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Underwater Photography with Cris Zampicinini

Last month, you may have seen some amazing photography on our Facebook and Instagram pages! These beautiful capturing of the life found around Lembongan and Pendia were taken by Cris Zampicinini.

Cris and Roby had been to Indonesia many times for diving holidays, but this was their first time in Lembongan. Cris and his wife Roby dived with Twin Island Dive for one week. Cris is a very confident underwater photographer and over 12 divers, Cris was able to take some beautiful diving photography.

Cris is a big fan of macro photography. Although Nusa Pendia / Lembongan does have some macro life (Photo Gallery), Cris was here for photographing the coral, manta rays and the mola. Unfortunately Cris did not get the chance to see / photograph a mola, but he did get some amazing photography of the of underwater life.

Colourful Coral

Set with his wide angle lens, Cris was able to capture some amazing photos of the coral landscapes found on the north coast of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida.

Underwater Photography: Coral Reef

Photo by Cris Zampicinini

Underwater Photography: Coral Reef

Photo by: Cris Zampicinini.

Underwater Photography: Coral Reef

Photo by: Cris Zampicinini.

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PADI Deep Certification and Molas

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Mola in the blue

Molas / Mola Mola / Sunfish!

Molas are the one creature that all divers hope to see while diving Lembongan during this time of the year! We often get asked, how to increase the chance of seeing these amazingly strange creatures? One bit of advice we give people is to take the PADI Deep Diver certification course. We are going to look at a few points about why doing the PADI Deep Diver certification course helps increase your chance to see a mola.

These points are:

  • Where molas spend most of there time
  • Dive sites where we often see the molas
  • Prerequisites for the PADI Deep certification
  • What you will learn in the PADI Deep certification
  • How we link the Deep course and the hunt for molas

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