No it wasn’t enough… after diving in Lembeh and Halmahera, I decided to use my last few days to get some more bottom time.
Nomad Divers on Bangka Island has the relaxed island castaway style: little bungalows, daybeds, hammocks, an open restaurant/living room, mangroves. Volcanos in the distance.
There are various good dive sites, providing muck and coral, moderate currents and a lot of wildlife.
Varíous critters can be found.
Giant Frogfish (left) and dive buddy Paul (right)
Not a carnation. It’s an egg structure of a Spanish Dancer.
Drifting above the starfish, a velvet ghost pipefish.
Schools of Snappers.
While I was staying here – and when the internet connection still worked – I found out that Sf author Walter Jon Williams had a new book out. I downloaded and read it immediately.
Mr Williams is familiar with the territory, and he used Sulawesi in that book. He blew up volcano Karangetang catastrophically. That mountain is just north of Bangka. All the island was literally and literately devastated in that book. Interesting experience…
Date: Nov 10th to 16th, 2016