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Sharks are Friends not Food – The Issue with Shark Fishing

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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

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.

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Lion Fish in Lembongan – Friend or Foe

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Lion Fish in LembonganThe Lion Fish is an interesting creature. Parts of the world, Lion Fish are a pest which are hunted and killed. In other parts of the world, it is another unique fish to look out for while diving. The Lion Fish in Lembongan, are indigenous to the area, so for us, they are an interesting fish to check out.

Why are Lion Fish hunted in some parts of the world?

In parts of the world the Lion Fish is considered a pest, they are not indigenous to the area.  Lion Fish are an introduced species, which have very few predators to control their population. This
then creatures an unbalance underwater. With more Lion Fish on the reef, hunting the smaller fishes, the Lion Fish cause fish numbers to reduce. To help give the smaller fish a fighting chance and to help restore some balance, humans have started to intervene and cull the Lion Fish.

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Manta Rays in Lembogan

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Manta Rays in LemboganSeeing the Manta Rays in Lembogan is a big draw card for a lot of divers. For many, the manta rays are the main reason they came to Lembongan. Twin Island Dive is here to help get you underwater with these amazing creatures.

Here we are going to cover some interesting facts;

  • The difference between Manta Bay and Manta Point
  • What are cleaning stations and feeding stations
  • What is the difference between giant mantas and reef mantas
  • What are Melanistic mantas

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