There’s something fishy going on
Once of the best parts about island life is being surrounded by plenty of wildlife in the Ocean. Indonesia is extra special because of the diversity around the islands of Lembongan. Nusa Ceningan and Penida also share in this biodiversity. We love to take our guests diving and show them the aquatic life and underwater buddies we meet every day. Unfortunately, as the island becomes more popular, the number of people visiting increases. While this is good for tourism, it can have a down side for the local ecosystem.
The instant entertainment problem
A school of Scissortail Sergeant being fed.
Eating as nature intended
This is an actual promo shot from a company advertising fish feeding.
(with dog biscuits!)
The fish don’t seem to mind so what’s the problem?
Its not only the fish that suffer
A reef with excess algae buildup, (from excess nutrients and warming), compared with how it should look… You decide.
(no copyright infringement intended)
Walking on the wild side
Ocean fish (and all wild animals) should be wary of interactions with humans. Though not always, our interactions with them tend to be detrimental to the animal involved. There’s an argument that any snorkeling or diving is affecting the animals behaviour. Sometimes this may indeed be true. So lets try to minimise our impact when interacting with these animals.
The kind of interaction we like. Let nature do it’s stuff.
(Incidentally, the turtle was THIS big!)