The season is changing in Lembeh which means the winds are now coming from the South and the water temperature has dropped by a degree or two – nothing to worry about, 26-27 degrees celsius is still toasty for normal people. As a result, a lot of Sargassum sea weed together with over two dozens of Sargassum Frogfish has collected in our little bay a few days ago.
Starting in 2014, NAD had already banned the use of dive gloves. In the past year however, we’ve listened to people which we probably shouldn’t have done. Based on some guest feedback, we decided to be more lenient with gloves and trust that not the gloves as such are bad but the person wearing them.
As a result, we have now seen that people who talked about being good divers and wearing gloves, would still cause more damage than if they did not wear gloves. Therefore, we will no longer allowing people to dive with gloves at NAD Lembeh.
The beginning of the year is when it’s normally a bit quieter in the Lembeh Strait. However, we’ve been busy during the past few months regardless of the typical “low season” but we still found time for some renovations and upgrades of the resort!
We’re constantly thinking of more ways to reduce plastic and have just implemented a few additional changes around the resort.
Immer mal wieder haben wir „Wiederholungstäter“ hier im NAD-Lembeh Resort. So auch in den vergangenen Wochen: „Opa Werner“ aus Deutschland macht bereits zum fünften Mal bei uns Urlaub!
Wobei Urlaub für den mittlerweile 84-jährigen nicht im Vordergrund steht, viel lieber filmt Werner mit seiner Videokamera samt Gehäuse und Keldan Lampen interessante Kreaturen oder aber auch mal nur Korallen auf seinen mindestens drei Tauchgängen pro Tag. Da bleibt nur wenig Zeit für Anderes, aber für einen interessante Tauchgeschichte aus seinem Leben ist Werner immer zu haben.
Wer gerne mehr über unsere kleines Juwel von Tauchresort und Indonesien im Allgemeinen erfahren möchte, sollte sich schnellstmöglich zum nächsten Zeitschriftenladen aufmachen: dort gibt es nämlich derzeit einen tollen Artikel, den unser Freund Patrick Neumann in der aktuellen Ausgabe der Zeitschrift “unterwasser” verfasst hat.
For the fifth time already we’ve been hosting the Underwater Tribe from Bali with photo instructors Mike Veitch, Luca Vaime and Doug Sloss. The number of workshop participants was limited to 16 spaces to ensure everyone gets enough personal time with the instructors. All levels of underwater photographers were welcome and it was incredible to see how each and every one of them improved within only 7 days!
The majority of our guests are not only divers but also photographers. Therefore, it is a big plus if you can provide dive guides with a photography background. We have several camera setups for rental, available for our guides whenever they want to go fun diving. In order to give them an incentive to improve their photo skills, we organized a little dive guide photo competition with some great prices!
Every six months, all our dive guides and boat crew get a quick refresher course of the most important EFR skills. Regular training ensures that everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency – but hopefully we will never need those skills in real life.
CPR, Oxygen Administration, First Aid for hazardous marine life injuries or serious bleeding management, it all sounds totally boring. Why not make the EFR staff training fun instead?
Happy Easter 2017 to all of you! Instead of the Easter Rabbit with white, fluffy ears, we’ve had a little tarsier visiting us. Not sure if he was hiding eggs though?
Tarsiers are small primates, about 10 to 15 cm in size which only live on some islands in Southeast Asia. The enormous eyeballs give the Tarsier a quite unique look: they can be up to 16 mm in diameter and help them hunt for prey and watch out for predators. During the day, Tarsiers rest clinging onto tree branches whereas at night time, they use their powerful hind legs and tail to leap to another branch and catch insects or smaller vertebrates.