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GekoDiveBali

Member Since 08 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 10 2014 03:37 AM
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In Topic: Did you take antimalarial drugs for Lembeh??

23 January 2014 - 04:36 AM

Been living in Thailand and Indonesia for 7 years, mostly Phuket & Bali. Never had malaria and have heard of very few cases even among people who travel a lot within these countries.
Dengue is a much more prevailing disease. Have had it twice. The second time was not pretty. Others around me have not had it. Unlucky or careless I must be...

In Topic: Mixed bag of 2013 indonesian dives

23 January 2014 - 04:26 AM

Thanks for the pictures Ludo. Reminds me I should get my bloody strobe connectors fixed so I can take some pictures of my own...

In Topic: Bali statue

23 January 2014 - 04:04 AM

Great pic.
We've got similar statues at Padangbai's Jepun dive site. The crossed arms of the Buddhas always seem to offer perfect shelter to scorpionfish. Nice photo opp...
A statue garden was recently started on another site of Padangbai. A few statues and large tables were placed underwater. The idea is that anyone can join on the project, sink their own statue and have it become a habitat for fish and an attraction for divers. The first statues sank a month ago already have Crinoidea, tunicates, crabs and a few fish living on them...

In Topic: Lembeh vs Anilao

23 January 2014 - 12:56 AM

Rhino sightings have been consistent for a year in Padangbai. By consistent, I mean that every diver that wanted to see one and who did a few days diving on relevant sites saw one... Just saying!

Now back to the original question: I personally would go back to Lembeh. It's great to explore the same place at different times. You can get to see different cycles that were evoked by Drew and establishing a rapport with locals is great...

In Topic: Couple of shots from Nusa Lembongan, Bali

23 January 2014 - 12:46 AM

Nice pics. Keep them coming!
Bali is a nice place for photogs, init?