Living Liveaboard (dive day I)

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The next 3 days we stayed on the Johanes II, our liveaboard by CN Dive. Pak Condo, the captain and dive master set our dive well and carefully. We had to mind on tide chart and current, which in Komodo could reach to 8 knots.

Day I - dive I: Papagaran Coral rehabilitation
It was much damaged area for over fishing and bombing, but since 1998 (if I’m not mistaken) TNK (Taman Nasional Komodo) rehabilitated this area by putting mount rocks as coral substratum from some area in Labuan Bajo. It was great effort with impressive result. The coral grows well, 80-90% substratum was already covered by healthy coral and being a home for vary fishes (butterfly fishes, angelfishes, parrot, triggerfish, grouper, etc). it was also dive check with only 13,4 m deep.

Day I - dive II: Pantai Merah/ Pink Beach
Very strong current that made us fly without wings. Bad visibility and bringing my UW cam with new strobe *phuwh! many things to take care!* made me nervous. I tried to hold well my stuff while hanging on to my stick. Many times the current pushed me back and back again. Big current for big fishes, I saw some bumpheads, giant travellies, schooling of big tunas, fusiliers, sting ray, etc.

sylviandavid says:
wow.... sounds like a great area for sealife
Posted on: Oct 02, 2009
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the narsisduo
the narsisduo
common transportation, you can bri…
common transportation, you can br…
before leaving
before leaving
fisherman
fisherman
the flag
the flag
lonely island
lonely island
lonely island 2
lonely island 2
posing before diving
posing before diving
me and boat crew, acting like tita…
me and boat crew, acting like tit…
briefing time!
briefing time!
look at the camera and smile!
look at the camera and smile!
a holy (is)land with halo
a holy (is)land with halo
yellow island
yellow island
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photo by: inikeke