Ultimate Indonesia Trip Report
Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:59 AM
This was by far the best trip I've ever done, not in the least due to the very nice company. Everyone fit well together, on both trips. And I'd especially like to thank Graham Abbott for being a really great and amazingly patient dive guide. How he managed to stay upbeat with all of us 'all we saw was 9 frog fish' is beyond me. Almost every day he staked out the dive sites trying to find us the best spots which we probably didn't thank him enough for. I hope to dive with him and all of the other people very soon again.
For a visual view of the area we covered you can view this Google Earth KMZ file. Thanks to Matt and Alexis for providing the raw GPS tracks. The track does not show that we also did 5 days in Lembeh, which was the first time any of us visited that area.
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:43 AM
The gallery of images was spectacular. When I saw some of the images of the sea snake, especially the close up of the snake's face, I found myself thinking that the photographer was extremely brave!
Edited by ornate_wrasse, 12 April 2009 - 06:07 PM.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:43 PM
I'm definitely jealous of you guys being able to just dive for 40 days.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:53 PM
G9, UN macro lens (MIA in Buyat Bay), no strobe. My Dive Blog
Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:05 PM
Did you have a line crossing ceremony?
Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:19 PM
Great report; so nice to see Clown Valley (Alor) still living up to my fond memories. I dove it in 1999, long before luxury liveaboards travelled there; I opted to dive there while the rest on board went to the current crazy and pelagic site...when we surfaced, the children at the school nearby were on recess, and applauded us. One of those "best dives" on my list. Must go back....
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:33 PM