More than just Mantas & Molas

Anybody who has heard about the diving around Nusa Lembongan and Penida also knows that it is one of the top spots in the world for diving with Manta Rays and Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola). But diving in this area is so much more than just these beautiful creatures!

The coral and reef fish biodiversity around these islands is second to none! Penida and Lembongan islands lay at the bottom of the main channel in the Indonesian Through-Flow which is current of water which drains the Pacific Ocean into the Indian Ocean. Larvae from marine organisms are drawn into this current from a vast area of the Pacific Ocean. These larval fish, corals and invertebrates then settle out and grow up on our reefs here in Penida/Lembongan islands. The biodiversity of Pacific marine organisms is huge here in Lembongan! Additionally, our geographic location at the bottom of the channel is also exposed to the Indian Ocean, and so also get many marine organisms native to the Indian Ocean!

 

 

Posted on January 18, 2016 .