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Conservation Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting our friends at Reef Seen

During their conservation week.

I have known Chris Brown for 20yrs, worked for him for two prior to Sea Rovers, we’re good friends and I admire him as our resident eco-warrior. Plus us Sea Rovers will support any local effort to look after our environment. Its not about egos, its about taking part and doing your bit in the bigger picture.

You don’t have to think big to do what is good for your local environment. A reusable bag, stop using plastic straws, reuse, recycle, sponsor a turtle release, sponsor a coral. It all make a difference. And even a small difference is better than no difference.

In this case we joined in discussions, talked about what can be done, how just explaining to guests about coral, how to appreciate it and the marine life without destroying it. That it is a living breathing thing that should be respected and looked after. Yes, things we at Sea Rovers know and try to do. But its still good to reinforce these ideas amongst the various crews. How we can maybe do it better. Plus introduce these concepts to a new generation of potential dive guides.

Take no prisoners

Preparing to wage war on COT

The week culminated in two days of clean up, primarily orientated at taking out reef pests but, also trash collection. Crown of Thorns and drupella shell, both of which have a veracious appetite for hard corals were our main targets. Though the latter is much smaller and more insidious as marches slowly across a corals and difficult to get to. Crown of thorns are the worst.

Between 2005 and 2007, 5,000 Crown of Thorns, 54,000 drupella were removed from the local reefs as part of the Reef Gardeners program. You can download the brochure to learn more here. And though the numbers are nowhere near as many as back then, they are once again increasing. This means its time for all the more environmentally conscious dive centres to come together and do something.  Which is what happened.

Here’s hoping that this can become a more regular event and we can keep the ball rolling. Work together for all our benefit.

Look after your compressor

Mr Edi and the boys of Lautan Berkat

And it will look after you

As the guys from Lautan Berkat come up to look over our little Coltrisub MCH 13. Which is coming up to 10yrs old and still running strong and pure.

Good air is at the heart of a SCUBA system. Air should taste of nothing, make your mouth a little dry and that’s about it’. It is after all exactly the same air as you’re breathing when you drink your coffee at the back of our office. Just with some moisture filtered out to reduce the risk of corrosion inside the tank. The air is compressed through a filter that contains molecular sieve and activated carbon to remove impurities and any potential contaminants. So yes, as you learn in your diver training

Always use, pure, dry, filtered air from a reputable dive station.

Basically if the air tastes of something bad, especially if it has an oily taste, funny odour, gives you a headache while diving. Then something is wrong, stop diving.

Just one of many things to consider when looking for a dive centre to go diving with.

A Malin hits the water finning

Malin open water diver

Another SSI Open Water Diver

Hits the water finning after completing their course with our Piratical instructor/manager Wayan. Well done now its all about the practice before the next level. More dives and more experience is as or more important than more certifications. Just keep finning Malin, Finning, Finning.

Shiny and new OWD

ByeBye Iluh & Congrats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re sad to see you leave

But we wish you luck and happiness for the future to come. We say farewell to Iluh, Pirate Reception Wench. As she embarks on her next great adventure. Marriage!

We’ll miss you.

Hola Pemuteran

Where there be muck

velvet ghost pipefish

silky

There be Critters

A nice find by returning brethren Anna out on one of her really, really long muck dives here in NW Bali.

I’d tell you where but I think its better you come her, join the Sea Rovers and we show you some of the underwater wonders NW Bali has to offer.

New SSI Open Water Diver

#noobtoscuba

Another new diver still wet behind the ears (literally) from finishing his SSI Open Water Diver certification. Mr Victor joins the Brethren of NW Bali and a greater portion of the world opens up to him.  Congratulations Mr Victor.

Yo ho ho and Certified

Another joins the brethren

Upgrade SSI in NW Bali

Proud SSI Open Water Divers

Learn to dive

Or in this case continue to learn to dive.

Norbert and Nieke Wagner from Germany had previously done their SSI Scuba Diver course back in 2015 with a couple dives in between. But they chose to join the Sea Rovers Brethren to complete there SSI Open Water Diver course. Easy done, just get online, finish the theory, bit of a refresh and some new skills and finally 2 dives out at Menjangan Island, plus the final exam. Which was passed with flying colours.

Well done guys.

And if you’re wondering why our Wayan is in the photo while the captains name is on the cards. We’ll that’s because we were team teaching this time.

Your names on the next one or two even Mr Wayan.

Fully certified

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Google under the Black Flag

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And you can download our custom flag image below. Come on hoist the Jolly Sea Rovers! Garr!

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