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 Post subject: Sneaking in a few dives in Bali on 22 June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:15 am 
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I didn't plan to dive at all on my visit to Bali last week but as Oscar Wilde said, "I can resist anything but temptation." So on June 22, accompanied by Wirawan a.k.a. molamola from Bali Marine Sports Dive Centre, we set off from Sanur to Nusa Penida for my first dive in Bali, along with 5 other foreign divers from Japan and the Netherlands.

The weather was perfect. Azure sky, plenty of sunshine despite a tiny hint of rocky waters at the beginning of the day.

First stop: Manta Point
It was the first time I dove in water temperature below 28 degrees (the actual temperature was 24), a rather rude awakening on a lazy morning! Visibility was great, about 15-20 metres. According to Wirawan, the temperature often drops to 14 degrees at this time of the year and Manta Point is usually swarmed with mantas lining up for their ritual cleansing session. I wasn't expecting an army of mantas, so I was pleased to see three of them up close and personal. Majestic creatures they are. It was almost hypnotic to watch them fly along gracefully.

Next dive: Crystal Bay
We were hoping to get lucky and catch the first glimpse of mola-mola. Wirawan told me that he saw one just the week before in 35 metres. I followed Wir to the depth of 37 metres and stayed a tad too long (deco dive), no mola-mola, how disappointing. Oh well...

Last dive: Sekolah Dasar
Cute name, huh? It was an easy drift dive if you're not looking for macro. "Go with the flow" is how I would describe this site. Secure your camera and just enjoy the ride. When we surfaced, we were told that one of the Netherland guests had lost her "borrowed" camera. We went back to the point of entry to help (well, I didn't really help) search for the camera. It was like searching for needle in a haystack. We gave up after about 30 minutes of search & rescue.

Overall, my first dive in Bali was as expected. A little disappointed with the lack of mola-mola but I guess I can always try again and again :D

As some of you may already know, I'll be moving to Bali starting 30 June 2007. You're most welcome to drop by for a visit whenever you're in town:

Meliana Salim
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 Post subject: Bali rocks!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:50 am 
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Lucky girl...enak banget bisa kerja di Bali..mau donk..ada butuh trader ga??hehehehe....enaknaa bisa diving enak di bali kapan ajeee....

Anyway..good dive..good luck girl!! ALL THE BEST!!


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You almost welcome mildseven.. hehe :lol:
Manta & Mola are waiting for you to come..

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8) wahhh buat iri ihhh....
huhuhuhu ...... iya asik bgt lo mel....

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Cuma beda 5 hari dr caramel, tgl. 27 Juni gw ke Penida jg. Bedanya kali ini laut lg kurang bersahabat, ombak mayan gede. Dive pertama Manta Point, suhu 24, vis 10-15m, up close n personal with Manta's! Bener2 mengharukan.. hiks... speechless... liat2 fotonya aja deh. Thx to molamola, udah nyempet2in bikin trip di hari raya Galungan... ga tau gimana bales jasanya nih.. hehehe...


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ckckck kalian memang bisa ajahhh buat iri... :evil:
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hahahaha... thank to you all...
Nggak perlu di bales Hes... as long as you are happy, that is enough friend

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Itu yang pake wetsuit sejenis manta juga??hehehe...

d**n..manta lagi musim kawin tuh..pantesan agressive yah...


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hahahhaa.. iya jenis species lain dari manta,.. kelihatan lagi marah. hha :lol:
Itu nama latinan Mantanya melotot.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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ati2 her...terlalu up close and personal kena buntutnya ntar....hiiiks..
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aduh kalian semua beneran bikin ngiri deh...

udah mildseven, yg sept, di jadiin beneran dee... ga mau kalaahh..
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@michiko:
Loh..emang harus kudu wajib ke Bali bulan september....tunggu tanggal mainnya...pasti lebih seruuuu...karena ada gueeee..hueheuheuhuehe


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Heheh, iya nih.. tadi aja gw di kerubuti manta, air bening banget...23C, suhu udah mulai turun, Crystal 22C, bening amat kayak kolam renang, tenang..
Cuman mola2 nya gw tengokin di 40 mtr belum dateng.. keburu di usir ama air dingin ya balik lah..heheh :lol:

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hiiiii....air dingiiiin...23C? duhh jadi dejavu neh...

bs sewa wetsuit 8mm ntar disana? daripada ga tahan lama dlm air...8mm tanceeep deee
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Wet suit 8mm, bisa kok.. 3mm dirangkap 3 ya..? malah jadi 9mm lagi...

Itu tantangan khusus..., hahaha, pemberatnya jadi 20kg ya.. :cry:

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