Juvenile oriental sweetlips, Padangbai, Bali, Indonesia.
Juvenile sweetlips have very different markings to the adults and are thought to mimic toxic flatworms - an example of Batesian mimicry. Padangbai, on Bali's east coast, is one of the islands most convenient dive spots. The strong currents that flow between Bali and Lombok produce strong upwellings of cold, nutrient rich water, perfect conditions for marine life and in particular, filter feeders such as sponges and crinoids. The best dive sites are located around several rocky islands just offshore, but dive operators based in Padangbai also run trips across to Nusa Penida and Lembongan.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download