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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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

Check our offer of combined activities in here and see which suit you best.

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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RAMADAN

According to the statement from the Indonesian Ministry of Religion ,Ramadan, the holly month of Islam , is started in the 29th of June .

During the month of Ramadhan, Muslims must refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, marital relations or getting angry from dawn to dusk. In addition, those fasting are supposed to refrain from bad habits – lying, getting angry, using bad language as well as to be more diligent in prayer and give to charities. It is believe that fasting heightens spirituality and develops self-control.Fasting during the month of Ramadhan is one of the five pillars of Islam and an obligation for devout Muslims.

But of course there are lines between the one who expected to do the fasting and not. Those who are expected to fast include: adults (defined as those who have reached the age of puberty) and those who are sane. Those who are not expected to fast include: children, women having their period, travelers, the sick, those with long-term illnesses, pregnant or breastfeeding women and the mentally ill.

During the month, its common to find charity event in mosque in terms of breaking the fast together.

Read more about Ramadan in Indonesia here

 

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      RAMADAN

Según el boletin oficial del Ministerio de Religión de Indonesia, el Ramadán, el mes del ayuno del Islam, este año se inició en el 29 de junio.

Durante el mes de Ramadán, los musulmanes deben abstenerse de comer, beber, fumar, tener relaciones sexueles o enojarse desde el amanecer hasta el anochecer. Además, los que ayunan se deben limpiar de malos hábitos evitando, enojarse, usar malas palabras. Se cree que el ayuno aumenta la espiritualidad y desarrolla el auto-control. El mes de Ramadán es uno de los cinco pilares del Islam y una obligación para los musulmanes devotos.

Pero por supuesto hay excepciones : Niños, mujeres con el periodo, viajeros, enfermos y mujeres embarazadas o lactantes.

Lea más sobre el Ramadán en Indonesia aquí

 

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 .