DIVING IN BALI

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LOVELY MANTA!

 

It started as a company trip from the 10th-12th December for a brain storming session. I stayed on longer to do some diving.

It was my birthday. I had a choice of going shopping for birthday presents with my office mates or diving but alone, on my own. No contest!

I stayed in Sanur this time round, and dived with Bali Scuba. We set off to Tulamben. My dive buddy is Pierre from Greece, a fellow journalist who was there for a global environment conference, but as Greece was having a worker strike of some sort, he was free for the day. First dive at Tulamben was the USS Liberty wreck. The wreck is soooooo HUGE, lots of swim-throughs. The corals there gorgeous, rich with marine life similar to those in Malaysian waters.

Tulemben

2nd dive : Drop-Off. Huge wall area. We only covered like 0.5 percent of it before having to turn back due to the strong current. Saw my first octopus, hiding in a hole. What's different about Tulamben is the beach and the bottom, it's not sandy but black rocks. The locals say it's because of volcanic eruption eons back.

    

     The next day, we did 3 dives in Nusa Penida. Manta Point, Crystal Bay and PED. MANTA! MANTA! MANTA!!!!! First time I saw mantas, 3 of them. Menacing looking but graceful at the same time. Saw dolphins too from the boat before jumping into the water. Some divers surfaced after the dolphins passed, shouting... lucky them seeing mantas and dolphins underwater at the same spot, at the same time.

     Now, for pictures!! 

 

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LOVELY MANTA!
LOVELY MANTA!
Tulemben
Tulemben
Tulamben
Tulamben
The rocky beach
The rocky beach
very friendly fish
very friendly fish
part of USS Liberty
part of USS Liberty
scary looking fish
scary looking fish
beautiful corals
beautiful corals
Wreck dive
Wreck dive
Wreck dive
Wreck dive
corals at wreck USS Liberty
corals at wreck USS Liberty
Wreck dive
Wreck dive
Nudibranch aka nudi
Nudibranch aka nudi
another nudi
another nudi
Stone Fish... very poisonous
Stone Fish... very poisonous
ocotpus hiding
ocotpus hiding
Pillow
Pillow
the surge was very strong, looking…
the surge was very strong, lookin…
Bali
photo by: mr_shanet