Really liked your pics in Flickr, some of those shots are amazing. I've been to a few places in Indonesia but have not been to Bangka Island. How would you compare the macro diving there to Talumben or Lembeh? What is your favorite place to dive in Indonesia for a chance to get those rare shots (e.g., blue ring, striated frogfish, etc)?
Bangka Island has a great mix of macro and wide angle subjects, as there are reefs and sand bottoms. To me the great attraction there are the soft coral coated pinnacles and fish life which make great wide angle subjects.
Lembeh is great muck diving with amazing creatures, and I rate it as the best over-all muck diving for critters in Indonesia.
Tulamben is a special place as it has great muck diving (but not as good as Lembeh), plus a fantastic wreck and wide angle sites at various spots along the coast, plus nearly all of the dive sites are easy shore entries.
As for my favorite place for rare critters, it has to be Lembeh as it here you will find creatures like flamboyant cuttlefish & striated fogfish & hairy frogfish. You can't find these in Tulamben. Then again I love Komodo, with its manta's, muck diving and beautiful reefs loaded with pelagics.
Actually my favorite place is Indonesia, that's why I live here :-)