Pulau Weh, Indonesia

Pulau Weh Travel Blog

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taken in Pulau Weh, Acheh.

 

It was a hectic week. The morning before departure, I was at the office 6:30am finishing off some visual editing. By 8am, I couldn't care less, left everything (done) and a note to my boss. Adios!

Budget for this trip is : RM1,800 (approx US450) which includes my flight KL-Acheh, 11 dives, accommodation. Food not included.

From Acheh, we had to take the slow ferry (2 hours) to Pulau Weh. There are speedier boats but were not operating that day.

Pulau Weh was the epicenter for the devastating tsunami in Asia a few years back. We stayed at Lumba-Lumba, resort/dive operator that have also been a victim or the tsunami. Lumba-Lumba was rebuilt, now it has impressive chalets, very modern, clean. Love it. Wifi available.

Dives was amazing - saw my first ghost pipefish just off the shore, eagle rays, dolphins (while on boat).

The dive masters were great and friendly.

I also met this lady selling 'kuih' or local snacks that I've heard so much of from friends, because they were delicious. She carries them in her basket, and walks to Lumba-Lumba every afternoon, selling them. I told her she's already famous among the diving community in Malaysia.

We were there 5 days, I had a great dive. On the way home, we stopped at Bandar Acheh and visited some leftovers from the tsunami ie the big tanker ship right in the middle of a neighbourhood. Seeing how big the tanker was, and how far the sea was, made me realised how mighty are the forces of nature... and how weeny and tiny we are.

sojourner74 says:
hey great photos!
Was in Aceh during the tsunami.
Glad to see that things are getting better.
Posted on: Jun 19, 2009
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taken in Pulau Weh, Acheh.
taken in Pulau Weh, Acheh.
Lumba-Lumba chalets
Lumba-Lumba chalets
Humans
Humans
Raining Fish
Raining Fish
Lionfish
Lionfish
Zebra Lionfish (i think its calle…
Zebra Lionfish (i think it's call…
Razor fish
Razor fish
Nudibranch
Nudibranch
Moray Eel
Moray Eel
Raining fish
Raining fish
Scorpion Fish
Scorpion Fish
Devil Scorpionfish aka Indian Walk…
Devil Scorpionfish aka Indian Wal…
A very cute sight... a yellow trum…
A very cute sight... a yellow tru…
Watch the traffic!
Watch the traffic!
Leaf Fish
Leaf Fish
night dive, armed with my torch li…
night dive, armed with my torch l…
Blue spotted ray
Blue spotted ray
Breakfast, Tuna sandwich
Breakfast, Tuna sandwich
7,106 km (4,415 miles) traveled
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