Look what Santa brought on December 21st. If that’s not the best Christmas present ever, I don’t know what is. It took me 178 dives to see my first Whaleshark under water. It was not very big, maybe 5-6m max, but isn’t it a beauty?
I’m on Christmas Island. I am still on Christmas Island. While nothing is wrong with the island itself, originally we had planned to abandon it for some days on Cocos/Keeling. However, Virgin Australia didn’t co-operate. I knew that flights between mainland Australia and the islands are cancelled frequently, and there was some risk involved. Maybe … [Read more…]
In my short but intensive diving career, I have seen Mantas often and in various locations around Indonesia. So I was excited to go diving in the Komodo Marine Park, I hoped to see Mantas, but I did not expect anything even more breathtaking. I mean, Mantas, yay, I love Mantas. However I was wrong. … [Read more…]
Apart from the Mantas, which deserve a post of their own, underwater life at Komodo is diverse and colorful. I’ve seldom seen as many Scorpionfish in one dive. Besides, the currents make diving interesting here. On the same coral slope, we encountered down currents, currents in variable directions, upcurrents, and all that while well staying out … [Read more…]
The more I am travelling around Indonesia and its diving resort, the more I am gravitating to the really luxurious and beautiful ones. Why spend time in less comfort? Komodo Resort and Dive Club, in the middle of nowhere on Sebayur Island, fits the bill. Nice accomodation, italian food, beautiful surroundings. Sunsets. Wine. CHEESE. Great … [Read more…]
After more than three weeks spent mostly in dive resorts at the edge of the world, and 37 dives, I was in urgent need of a bit of western civilisation. I missed green salads and chocolate cake. My fingernails were three weeks overdue, the gel lifted, and a complete mess. And my regulator leaked. All … [Read more…]