Images below are from a September 2010 to the newly opened Cocotinos Resort located in Sekotong, Lombok - Indonesia. Diving was with the professional Odyssea Divers operation based at Cocotinos. During the 8 days diving, we undertook a number of exploratory dives to search for new dive sites, particularly sites rich in 'critters'. There were several misses on finding new divesites however there were a couple of incredible new sites discovered.
The highlight of the trip was the discovery of the divesite that we named "Will's Beach"; this site singularly rivals any of the critter sites found in Lembeh Strait, Anilao in the Philippines and the muck diving sites in Bootless Bay, Papua New Guinea. If I could I would dive this site everyday as the critter life can only be described as incredible.
All images taken with a Nikon D300 in Ikelite housing using Ikelite DS160 strobes.
For further information on travelling and diving around southern Lombok, see photo journalist Don's Silcock webpage "Indo Pacific Images". Don visited the area in January 2010 and did alot of diving along the southern coastline and has put together a good article on his experience.