A short boat ride from the South East coast of Bali is a group of three small islands; Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. These islands are in the middle of the channel of water separating Bali and Lombok .
Secret Gardens Bungalows and Big Fish Diving on Nusa Lembongan hosted Simon Deane for a week of diving and filming. This was the third visit to Reece and Tim Birkett, for their un-rivalled hospitality and exceptionally relaxed diving ‘on-the-doorstep’.
This location generates very health hard coral reefs and amazing assortment of visiting marine life thriving and feeding on the food continually flowing through these deep channels.
This channel of water is a significant connection between the Pacific and Indian Oceans so the currents in this region are strong, moving vast quantities of food for larger fish and proving sometimes unpredictable and hard-work for SCUBA divers.
Though for divers it’s worth the effort; the reefs are thriving, both the coral colonies and the attendant reef fish. Also turtles, larger trevallies and manta rays call this area home and there are annual visits by one of the ocean’s most unusual fish, the Mola Mola or Ocean Sun Fish. These fish congregate around these islands annually between July and October, it is thought for cleaning but little is known about this species as they are pelagic for most of their lives. See a short movie of Mola Mola here.
Big Fish Diving on Nusa Lembongan provide diving tuition and highly knowledgeable dive guides for this spectacular diving location.
See a show reel filmed on these reefs click here…