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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    true, no single international tourist has flown to Bali. Few of them via Jakarta. I saw more than a dozen bule siting behind me in the airport when we wait the PCT test result. The talked about their flights to Bali after quarantine. October, Bali airport has received almost 500,000 passengers...
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    she has a nemo too but blue tang is her fav though for me is annoying to see it in my pics
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    certainly there's wildlife in the jungle / forest - but for this trip, is not our objective to sight them. We didn't see snake on this trip; and as far I recall, on previous trips too - no cobra or other venomous snakes. Lizards and monitor lizards are very common. Probably we didn't not...
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    Mostly locals. We stayed near Kuta on our last night in Bali. We visited beach walk mall in Kuta beach, very crowded!! We had to wait for a while to be seated for dining at Japanese grilled restaurant at this mall.
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    Melasti Our Tulamben routine on day 1: early morning dive at the wreck (Wide angle), breakfast at Puri madha restaurant and then load our gear to my rental car (I just don't like sitting on the back of mini pickup truck typically used in Tulamben) for macro diving at Melasti. Melasti was very...
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    Part 5 - Tulamben Tulamben is very special for me. For the first time we visited Tulamben in 2003. I knew nothing about scuba diving. We did snorkeling only - amazed with the massive school of jackfish and Barry - the barracuda; returned again a year later and practically almost every years as...
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    Nudibranch Lovers

    few more Sea hare, Aplysia sp, Padang Bai, Bali-061020.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr Discodorid sp, Padang Bai, Bali-061079.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr Eubranchus sp, Padang Bai, Bali-060862.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr Doto sp. nudibranch, Padang Bai, Bali-060856.jpg by Wisnu...
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    Nudibranch Lovers

    few shots from Padangbai, Bali Doto ussi nudibranch, Padang Bai, Bali-060836.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr Psychedelic batwing slug (Sagaminopteron psychedelicum), Padang Bai, Bali-050639.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr Batwing seaslug (siphopteron sp.) Padang Bai, Bali-030530.jpg by...
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    Hi Al, You (and Al Jr) do need vitamin Sea. Crucial for mental health. Hope the VLT will be established soon. Heard they are working for same arrangement with Aussie too. For car rental we paid Rp. 225K per day for minivan Toyota avanza, self drive, excluding Rp 200k extra cost for delivery to...
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    Hopefully we can get Kili early 2023.
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    No way for us to get to 7k or even 6k. We're too old for that. EBC + gyoko Ri supposed to be in March this year but Nepal was closed. So, we reschedule for next year.
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    We stayed for 3 nights at Padangbai, 2 dives only per day. Very productive diving, they kept me busy underwater, typically not less than 70 minutes with only 2-3 minutes left before deco. I forgot to ask them for Nitrox. Unlike before pandemic, where they can get nitrox easily, now they need to...
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    Very tough time for them. Much harder than Bali bomb 1, and Mt. Agung eruption. We walked from Topi Inn (still open) to the terminal - all big players were closed or at least no sign of activities. Puri Rai, physically in good condition and clean. Some other hotels look terrible. Bunch of...
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    Yup, Kilimanjaro is in my wishlist too. We did Ararat in October last year, and I got level 2 frostbite on my mid finger
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    Lombok and Bali Trip Oct - Nov 2021

    Bali diving is not the best in Indonesia, but it's (relatively) easier to get and more affordable than other parts of Indonesia. I lived 6 years in Egypt, and still missed Bali diving a lot
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