Hairy squat lobster–love the purple polka-dots
For my second day with the new camera, I switched to the 60mm macro lens and went with expert-critter-finder Wayan to the local reefs here in Pemuteran Bay. We dove at Napoleon Reef and Close Encounters, and I couldn’t stop smiling as the 180 degree viewfinder attachment let me finally see those tiny things the divemasters are always pointing at. The new camera focuses so much faster than my old one–I was truly in awe with every shot. I can’t wait to get back into the water and play some more–especially with the Subsea +10 adapter that I can easily flip into place when a subject will let me get close enough. I’ll show you the difference with and without this magnification adapter next time.
This shrimp was posing so nicely on the anemone tips
The eyes of the mantis shrimp are some of the most complex in the animal kingdom
This lizardfish let me get quite close
Never saw this before the 180 degree viewfinder
Congratulations to Lewis, who became the newest member of the Sea Rovers Brethren today. He completed his 3-day SSI Open Water course under the watchful eye of instructor Wayan. We hope that this is just the beginning of many amazing underwater adventures for you. Come back soon to get your Advanced!
Wayan shows Lewis how to use a dive computer
Lewis signals OK on his training dive at Coral Bommie
Lewis is now an Open Water Diver!
Katyiza getting tips on buoyancy control from instructor Wayan
Katyiza, a new member of the Brethren, is spending time in Bali on a 4-month sabbatical from her job. She doesn’t yet have a lot of dives under her belt, but she’s getting better each time under the watchful eye of Wayan. Today the focus was on buoyancy control–the small adjustments that make a big difference. Tomorrow she’s heading to Menjangan for her first true wall dive experience. Enjoy!
Gordon & Barbara spent nearly 3 weeks in Pemuteran and kindly forwarded us some photos of their holiday. Bill and Ann were along some of the days so not sure who shot what.
Beautiful flat seas
A pair of local boats floating in Pemuteran Bay
The captain says everything is A-OK
Enjoying the view from our comfortable boat
Wayan sitting on one of the local boats in Pemuteran Bay
It’s turtle time in NW Bali
Mucky Pirates Nights
The infamous DiveMaster Wayan prepares to lure two more souls into the joys of night diving ‘Mucky Pirates Bay’. Poor Nick and Melissa’s lives will never be the same again.