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.

Get your chance to dive with Mola- mola with us and see more here

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BENEFITS OF YOGA WITH SCUBA DIVING

Photo by Oriana Fowler

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.

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.

Plastic Problems and What We Can Do

Plastic problem is undoubtedly an issue since many years and will be without our consideration of using and disposing it. As we know that plastic doesn’t break down like natural materials – it doesn’t go away, it just goes from being a floating bottle to tiny plastic particles that are easily eaten by fish and other marine species or simply spread even further afield. A single one-liter bottle could break down into enough small fragments to put one on every mile of beach in the entire world.

While most plastics are touted as recyclable, the reality is that they’re “downcycled.” A plastic milk carton can never be recycled into another carton — it can be made into a lower-quality item like plastic lumber, which can’t be recycled.

The horrific fact about accumulated plastic waste in North of Pacific sea is ready to read here

What we can do is making a small change start by ourselves, reducing our dependency on plastic especially in the part that we don’t really need them see  here for all 37 ideas

 

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Problemas  Con Plásticas y Qué Podemos Hacer

El exceso de plástico es, sin duda, un problema desde hace muchos años y seguira siendo sin contar con nuestra consideración de usarlo y como desacernos de el.

Sabemos, que el plástico no se descompone como otros materiales naturales. Que no desaparece, simplemente pasa de ser una botella flotando a convertirse en partículas de plástico diminutas que son fácilmente consumidas por los peces y otras especies marinas. Una sola botella de un litro podría descomponerse en pequeños fragmentos suficientes para poner uno en cada kilometro de playa en el mundo entero.

Aunque la mayoría de los plásticos se promociona como reciclables, la realidad es que están “compuestos por varios materiales.”

Un envase de plástico para leche nunca se puedra reciclar en otra caja de carton, solo se puede convertir en un elemento de menor calidad como madera plástica, que no puede ser reciclada.

Para saber mas sobre el horrible hecho sobre residuos de plástico acumulado en el norte del océano Pacífico, leer aquí

Lo que podemos hacer para empezar el cambio nosotros mismos, reduciendo la dependencia de plástico , ver aquí