HOW TO DIVE IN STRONG CURRENT

Some of the best dives are in locations that are subject to strong currents. With currents, come food in the form of plankton. In turn, the food attracts small fish, which attract larger predatory fish and animals and so the cycle continues. This creates a diverse ecology. Rather than getting worried about currents, read on. The following tips and tricks will ensure you get the most out of your diving by not missing out on some spectacular current prone dives and, most importantly, stay safe.

Nusa Lembongan and its bigger sister, Nusa Penida, known as the haven for divers. The dive sites around two islands might have strong current and requires skills to conquer.

Here are some tips to deal with this kind of sites:

  1. Planning and Briefing
  2. Decide If You’re Going With or Against the Current
  3. Keep Low, Get Streamlined and Weight Correctly
  4. Decide What Gear to Take
  5. Final Considerations
  6. Stay safe, if you are without experience its best to dive with an experienced guide

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MOLA- MOLA, THEY ARE BACK!!

We are so excited this year, seems that our big stars of the season are arriving earlier this year, hope they stay here with Us longer

Mola ramsayi, known commonly as the southern ocean sunfish, southern sunfish . Mola ramsayi has a relatively small mouth and its teeth fused into a parrot-like beak. It can reach up to 3.3 m (11 ft) in length. Their body is flat and round, with large fins that they swish back and forth to propel themselves with as they swim horizontally. Their skin has rough denticles, leathery texture, with brown and gray coloring with pale blotches until death when they turn white.[ Both mola species have no caudal bones, ribs, and pelvic fins and have fused vertebrae, leaving only their median fins to propel themselves. It can be recognized from the Mola mola by their lesser number of ossicles and lacking the vertical band of dentifrices at its base.

They consume a large amount of jellyfish, as they are in vast amounts despite their low nutritional content, but they will also eat brittle stars, small fish, plankton, algae, salps, and mollusks.

Mola ramsayi is found in the southwest Pacific, especially around Australia and New Zealand, and the southeast Pacific around Chile. Its range also extends to the southeast Atlantic near South Africa. This species is found in pelagic-oceanic temperate waters.

During the months of June and October, depending when the water temperature drops, this Amazing creature come to the Nusa Penida & Lembongan reefs to get clean. An unique opportunity to encounter this rare species.

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BENEFITS OF YOGA WITH SCUBA DIVING

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We want to share with all our friends this interesting article from Sara-Lise Haith explaining  how much beneficial can be the practice of Yoga for a better and healthier scuba dive experience

Budding scuba divers, or even old timers that sometimes go into meltdown just before entering the water can experience difficulty breathing during an entire dive.  Not only is this potentially harmful to your body but it is difficult to find that relaxation point.

Yoga can teach you many techniques and exercises designed to slow your breath and relax your body. Remember, if you calm your breath you will calm your mind and body and your dives will be longer and more enjoyable.  With yoga training you can learn to visualize each stage of your dive, and through increased training you will develop self awareness and notice how your breathing changes and try and keep your breathing slow and relaxed with an extended exhalation as you imagine the dive unfolding.

Yoga and scuba diving hold synergies as they are both ways to practice a fuller and more complete life by venturing out into another existence, and dive operators are advertising more and more well-being experiences as symptoms of unhealthy lifestyles become more evident through medical statistics.  The various breathing techniques you learn in yoga, such as ujjai or pranayama can affect your breathing behavior in other activities and give you a tool to fall back on in physically or mentally challenging situations, like being 30 meters below in low visibility water

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Planet Nomadas Paradise,Flexiblity in Your Daily

Developed in India thousands of years ago, yoga has become an increasingly popular form of exercise around the world. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

What Yoga benefits to your health? Here are the 10 of them:

  1. All-round fitness.You are truly healthy when you are not just physically fit but also mentally and emotionally balanced..
  2. Weight loss. With regular practice of yoga, we tend to become more sensitive to the kind of food our body asks for and when. This can also help keep a check on weight.
  3. Stress relief.A few minutes of yoga during the day can be a great way to get rid of stress that accumulates daily – in both the body and mind.
  4. Inner peace.We all love to visit peaceful, serene spots, rich in natural beauty. Little do we realize that peace can be found right within us and we can take a mini-vacation to experience this any time of the day!
  5. Improved immunity.Our system is a seamless blend of the body, mind and spirit. An irregularity in the body affects the mind and similarly unpleasantness or restlessness in the mind can manifest as an ailment in the body.
  6. Living with greater awareness.The mind is constantly involved in activity – swinging from the past to the future – but never staying in the present.
  7. Better relationships. A mind that is relaxed, happy and contented is better able to deal with sensitive relationship matters.
  8. Increased energy. A few minutes of yoga everyday provides the secret to feeling fresh and energetic even after a long day.
  9. Better flexibility & posture. Regular yoga practice stretches and tones the body muscles and also makes them strong. It also helps improve your body posture when you stand, sit, sleep or walk.
  10. Better intuition.Yoga and meditation have the power to improve your intuitive ability so that you effortlessly realize what needs to be done, when and how, to yield positive results

There are several types of Yoga that you can choose to suit you fitness, here are the 14 kinds of them you might know

In Planet Nomadas new concept ,the Yoga activity represent its line of play, feel and relax .The guest can enjoy the spacious yoga studio to practice and learn some of Yoga types such as Vinyasha and Hatha, Check this for descriptions and bookings.

SEAWEED FARM

Seaweed farming is the practice of cultivating and harvesting seaweed. In its simplest form, it consists of the management of naturally found batches. In its most advanced form, it consists of fully controlling the life cycle of the algae. The main food species grown by aquaculture in Japan, China and Korea includeGelidium, Pterocladia,[1]Porphyra,[2]andLaminaria.[3]Seaweed farming has frequently been developed as an alternative to improve economic conditions and to reduce fishing pressure and over exploited fisheries. Seaweeds have been harvested throughout the world as a foods ource as well as an export commodity for production of agar and carrageenan products..Seaweed farming began in Japan as early as 1670 in Tokyo Bay.[2] In autumn of each year, farmers would throw bamboo branches into shallow, muddy water, where the spores of the seaweed would collect. A few weeks later these branches would be moved to a river estuary. The nutrients from  the river would help the seaweed to grow.[2]

In the 1940s, the Japanese improved this method by placing nets of synthetic material tied to bamboo poles. This effectively doubled the production.[2] A cheaper variant of this method is called the hibi method — simple ropes stretched between bamboo poles.

Several environmental problems can result from seaweed farming. Sometimes seaweed farmers cut down mangroves to use as stakes for their ropes. This, however, negatively affects the farming since it reduces the water quality and mangrove biodiversity due to depletion. Farmers may also sometimes remove eelgrass from their farming areas. This, however, is also discouraged, as it adversely affects water quality.[10]

Seaweed farming helps to preserve coral reefs[11] by increasing diversity where The algae and seaweed have been introduced and it also provides added niche for local species of fish and invertebrates. Farming may be beneficial by increasing the production of herbivorous fishes and shellfish in the area.[12]Pollnac et al. (1997b)[13]reported an increase in population after the start of extensive farming of Eucheuma seaweed in villages in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Seaweed culture can also be usedto capture, absorb, and eventually incorporate excessive nutrients  into living tissue. “Nutrient bio extraction” is the preferred term for bioremediation involving cultured plants and animals. Nutrient bio extraction (also called bio harvesting) is the practice of farming and harvesting shellfish and seaweed for the purpose of removing nitrogen and other nutrients from natural water bodies.[14] (See main article Nutrientpollution.)

And in Nusa Lembongan and Penida is common to meet these structures are combined with the wonderful scenery along the coast.

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CULTIVO DE ALGAS

El cultivo de algas o alguicultura es una forma de acuicultura que se preocupa del cultivo de especies de algas. La mayoría de las algas cultivadas caen dentro de la categoría de microalgas, entre la que se encuentran el fitoplancton, las micrófitas, etc.

Presumiblemente, el primer uso de las algas fue como comida. Un ejemplo es la envoltura del sushi. La industria de gomas marinas o ficocoloides requiere de la producción sostenida de algas marinas, las cuales en su mayoría provienen de granjas en el mar. En las regiones tropicales, el cultivo de algas marinas tiene un gran impacto socioeconómico debido a que genera empleo directo a más de 60 mil familias en el SE de Asia (principalmente Filipinas, Indonesia, Malasia y Vietnam), África Oriental y más recientemente en la India. La principal especie que se cultiva es el alga roja Kappaphycusalvarezii productora de kappa-carragenina, una goma o coloide de amplio uso como estabilizante en la industria de alimentos, cosméticos y medicamentos.

Los métodos y sistemas de cultivo de algas empleados en mar abierto son simples y económicos, ya que no requieren los insumos tradicionales de la agricultura, evitando el uso de fertilizantes y pesticidas. Se usan balsas flotantes de madera y PVC con cuerdas de polipropileno para sujetar los implantes que crecen de manera vegetativa con ciclos de producción que varían entre 4 y 6 semanas, dependiendo de la fertilidad de lugar, la época del año y la cepa utilizada.

Desde el punto de vista ambiental y ecólogico, el cultivo de algas marinas sirve de sustrato y refugio a muchas especies de peces e invertebrados que cumplen parte de su ciclo de vida, las algas además generan oxígeno disuelto aumentando la productividad primaria.

Alrededor de NusaLembongan y Penida es comun encontrarse con estas estructuras que se combinan con el maravilloso paisaje a lo largo de la costa.

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Muck Diving

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If ever a pursuit were badly named it must surely be this . So where did this term come from? The term muck diving began appearing in the 1980’s after a group of divers, who were on a liveaboard at anchor at Dinah’s Beach in Papua New Guinea, decided just to throw on their gear and jump in. They were advised against it since they were in a shallow, silty inlet and this wasn’t (then) anything like resembling a “dive site”, but in they went.

The “muck” substrate can be the habitat for unusual, exotic and juvenile organisms that make their homes in the sediment and “trash” that compose a muck dive. The sediment and detritus environment has a different ecology to the reef. Creatures like colorful nudibranchs , anglerfish, shrimp, blue-ringed octopus, and rare pygmy seahorses may be more common, more easily found, or restricted to a sedimentary substrate.

While in Bali, you can visit Secret Bay in the north west, or Seraya’s Secrets off the coast of Tulamben, which enjoys a dark sandy floor .

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Buceo en Lodo.

Si alguna vez alguna actividad fue mal nombrada seguramente debe ser esta. Así que ¿de dónde salio este término ? El termino de “buceo en lodo” comenzó a aparecer en la década de 1980 después de que un grupo de buceadores, que estaban realizando un vida a bordo. Dicidio saltar a bucear y ver que habia donde estaba anclado elbarco en la playa de Dinah en Papua Nueva Guinea. A pesar de que se les desaconsejo realizar el buceo por parte de los guias ya que estaban en una entrada poco profunda con mucho sedimintos, nada parecido a un “sitio de buceo”, los clientos hicieron oidos sordos y saltaron.

El sustrato “lodo” puede ser el hábitat de organismos inusuales, exóticos y juveniles que hacen sus hogares en el sedimento y la “basura” que componen una inmersión en lodo. El entorno de sedimentos y detritos tiene una ecología totalmente diferente al arrecife. Criaturas como nudibranquios , peces rana, gambas, pulpo de anillos azules, y caballitos de mar pueden ser más comunes y más fáciles de encontrar, o incluso esclusivos a este tipo de habitats de sustrato sedimentario.

En Bali, se puede visitar Gilimanuk, Puri Jatih o Secret Seraya entre otros muchos lugares a lo largo de la costa norte. Tambien ultimamente se han descubierto otros puntos de interes para este tipo de buceo en la Costa este y Lembongan.

A que esperas para dart us primeros pasos en el lodo !!!

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Importance of Coral Reefs

 

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Coral reefs support more species per unit area than any other marine environment, including about 4,000 species of fish, 800 species of hard corals and hundreds of other species. Scientists estimate that there may be another 1 to 8 million undiscovered species of organisms living in and around reefs (Reaka-Kudla, 1997). This biodiversity is considered key to finding new medicines for the 21st century.

Storehouses of immense biological wealth, reefs also provide economic and environmental services to millions of people. Coral reefs may provide goods and services worth $375 billion each year. This is an amazing figure for an environment that covers less than 1 percent of the Earth’s surface. Healthy reefs contribute to local economies through tourism. Diving tours, fishing trips, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses based near reef systems provide millions of jobs and contribute billions of dollars all over the world.

Coral reefs buffer adjacent shorelines from wave action and prevent erosion, property damage and loss of life. Reefs also protect the highly productive wetlands along the coast, as well as ports and harbors and the economies they support. Globally, half a billion people are estimated to live within 100 kilometers of a coral reef and benefit from its production and protection.

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Photo Credit: Adventure Journal

 

¿Cuál es la importancia de los arrecifes de coral?

 

Los arrecifes son un recurso valioso con beneficios inestimables. Muchos países depende de ellos para sostener su industria pesquera y su alimentación, ya que sirven de habitat para muchas especies marinas de consumo humano con gran importancia económica. Proveen protección a las costas de la erosión y los embates de las olas.  Son fuente de recreación y estimulan el turismo, atrayendo millones de buceadores y visitantes por su diversidad, belleza y colorido. En ellos se encuentran muchos animales que son fuente de alimento de otros organismos superiores, formando unas redes alimentarias importantes. Los fragmentos rotos y acumulaciones de sedimentos y arenas calcáreas que se origina de los propios corales y de los otros organismos con esqueletos calcáreos suplen a las costas con las arenas blancas de la playas.

Apenas estamos empezando a comprender las aplicaciones médicas y comerciales que se encuentran allí. A pesar de su importancia ecológica y su inigualable belleza, están siendo amenazados por las actividades humanas. Como es el caso de otros ecosistemas debemos aprender a protegerlos para las generaciones futuras.

 

Aprende mas sobre los arrecifes de coral Aquí.

 

 

Visit and Dive Bali the Luxury Way

Bali has always been a popular destination because its temples , rice terraces, sandy beaches , stunning cliffs, top quality surfing and diving. A wonderful combination of modern facilities within a traditional place.

 

At Planet Nomadas we love to share this magic with our friends and customers. To show you how you can avoid some of the now famous areas of mass tourism and experience these two very special worlds of modern and traditional in an enjoyable and respectful way.

 

We believe the secret to enjoying Bali is to escape and show you the variety this wonderful island has to offer above and below the water. That’s why we now offer personalised and tailor made diving, a commitment to you that every minute and every mile travelled is a new and special adventure.

 

We can not make shorter the path but we can make it worth it. So join us on your own personal adventure and escape the crowds to experience the best that Bali has to offer!

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Visita y Bucea Bali como te mereces

 

Bali ha sido siempre un destino muy popular debido a sus templos, terrazas de arroz, playas arenosas, acantilados impresionantes, surf y buceo de primera calidad. Una maravillosa combinación de instalaciones modernas en un lugar lleno de tradiciones.

 

En Planet Nomadas nos encanta compartir esta magia con nuestros amigos y clientes. Evitando algunas de las áreas ya famosas por el turismo de masas y mostraros la experiencia de estos dos mundos muy especiales, el moderno y el tradicional de una forma amena y respetuosa.

 

Creemos que el secreto para disfrutar de Bali es escapar y disfrutar de la variedad de esta maravillosa isla ofrece encima y debajo del agua. Es por eso que ahora ofrecemos buceo personalizado y a tu medida, con el compromiso de que cada minuto y cada kilómetro recorrido sea una nueva y especial aventura.

 

No podemos hacer más corto el camino, pero podemos hacer que valga la pena. Así que únete a nosotros en tu aventura personalizada y escapa de las multitudes para experimentar lo mejor que Bali tiene para ofrecer!

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Introduction to the Ocean Currents

An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of seawater generated by the forces acting upon this mean flow, such as breaking waves, wind, Coriolis effect, cabbeling, temperature and salinity differences, with tides caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun. Depth contours, shoreline configurations and interaction with other currents influence a current’s direction and strength. A deep current is any ocean current at a depth of greater than 100m

Ocean currents can flow for great distances, and together they create the great flow of the global conveyor belt which plays a dominant part in determining the climate of many of the Earth’s regions. Perhaps the most striking example is the Gulf Stream, which makes northwest Europe much more temperate than any other region at the same latitude. Another example is Lima, Peru where the climate is cooler (sub-tropical) than the tropical latitudes in which the area is located, due to the effect of the Humboldt Current.

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Sea Current Map

Sea Current Map

 

Introduccion a las corrientes marinas

Una “corriente oceánica” o “corriente marina” es un movimiento superficial de las aguas de los océanos y en menor grado, de los mares más extensos. Estas corrientes tienen multitud de causas, principalmente, el movimiento de rotación terrestre (que actúa de manera distinta y hasta opuesta en el fondo del océano y en la superficie) y por los vientos constantes o planetarios, así como la configuración de las costas y la ubicación de los continentes.

Suele quedar entendido que el concepto de corrientes marinas se refiere a las corrientes de agua en la superficie de los océanos y mares (como puede verse en el mapa de corrientes) mientras que las corrientes submarinas no son sino movimientos de compensación de las corrientes superficiales. Esto significa que si en la superficie las aguas superficiales van de este a oeste en la zona intertropical (por inercia debido al movimiento de rotación terrestre, que es de oeste a este), en el fondo del océano, las aguas se desplazarán siguiendo ese movimiento de rotación de oeste a este. Sin embargo, hay que tener en cuenta que las aguas en el fondo submarino se desplazan con la misma velocidad y dirección que dicho fondo, es decir, con la misma velocidad y dirección que tiene la superficie terrestre por debajo de las aguas oceánicas. En el fondo oceánico, la enorme presión de las aguas es lo que origina una temperatura uniforme de dichas aguas en un valor que se aproxima a los 4º C, que es cuando el agua alcanza su máxima densidad. Como resulta obvio, no existirá ningún desplazamiento relativo entre el fondo del océano y las aguas que lo cubren porque en el fondo oceánico, tanto la parte terrestre como oceánica se desplazan a la misma velocidad. Y la excepción se presenta en las corrientes frías de la zona intertropical que se deben al ascenso de aguas frías procedentes del fondo submarino.

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Diving Lembongan with Planet Nomadas

Planet Nomadas is NOW OPEN in Nusa Lembongan Island!!

This island is blessed with lovely white sand beaches , crystal clear water and abundant marine life and healthy coral. Many say that this is the paradise on Earth . Neither hawkers or traffic mere the magnificent scenery; this is a fine place to just put your feet up and relax. Main activities include surfing, diving and snorkeling.

Our dive center is located at the end of the JungutBatu village. In beachfront, the access to our facilities is easy and allows us to organize dives in a flexible way.

Jungut Batu Village, there you can find many hotels and cheap eateries. This is the area which traditionally attracted backpackers and surfers to the island. The white sand beach here is pleasant enough. In more recent times, the hillside to the south of Jungut Batu known as the Bukit (the hill) has been developed and has attracted some higher level hotels and private villas. The views from the Bukit are perhaps second to none on Nusa Lembongan. Sunsets are best viewed along the main Jungut Batu beachfront. Be informed of how to get around,where to stay, and get more excitement about Nusa Lembongan in here

Opened since the 1st of May, Planet Nomadas Lembongan Dive Centre is pleased to take you along the way and discover the beauty and marvelous underwater life. Designed to provide a pleasant experience while you are here with us. In our dive center you will find everything you need. With new and modern facilities our professional staff will guide you through each of our daily activities in a familiar and safe way.

For those who wants a course and start their diving experience, Planet Nomadas is more than happy to assist and bring you to higher level, get more information of our Courses Package in here

One of the best views from our dive centre

One of the best views from our dive centre

 

Planet Nomadas abre sus puertas en Nusa Lembongan !

Esta isla a tan solo 14 millas de Bali ha sido bendecida con encantadoras playa de arena blanca , aguas cristalinas, abundante vida marina y arrecifes de coral. Muchos dicen que este es el paraíso en la tierra. Sin vendedores ambulantes y apenas trafico, es el lugar perfecto para poner los pies en alto y relajarse. Las principales actividades en la isla incluyen: el surf, buceo y snorkel. En Jungut Batu Village, se pueden encontrar muchos hoteles y restaurantes para todo los bolsillos . Esta es el área que un principio atrajo mochileros y surfistas a la isla. Desde hace tan solo un par de años en la colina al sur de Jungut Batu conocida como el Bukit se ha desarrollado y ha atraído a algunos de los hoteles de más alto nivel y villas privadas . Para mas información sobre cómo moverse , dónde alojarse , y actividades en Nusa Lembongan pulse aquí .

Abierto desde el 1 de mayo. Nuestro centro de buceo se encuentra en el extremo norte de la playa de Jungutbatu . En primera línea de mar. El acceso a nuestras instalaciones es fácil y nos permite organizar inmersiones de una manera flexible.

Pensado para ofrecerte una agradable experiencia mientras estas con nosotros. En nuestro centro de buceo encontraras todo lo que necesites. Con unas instalaciones nuevas y modernas nuestro equipo de profesionales te guiaran por cada una de nuestras actividades diarias de una forma familiar y segura.

.Para aquellos que quieran un curso o continuar su experiencia de buceo , Planet Nomadas es el lugar adecuado y estamos más que encantados en ayudarte a obtener más información sobre nuestro paquetes de buceo y cursos, aquí .