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12 days around Tulamben and/or somewhere else?

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by stepfen, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    If that means in Horseshoe Bay, try and get them to dive Eagle Rock, it's under dived since it's a submerged pinnacle and a bit hard to find. Its amazing.
     
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  2. AlMitch

    AlMitch Manta Ray

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    I've just posted a trip report on Ocean View in Tulamben. Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions. Or just ask on the thread.

    Ask the resort that you are staying at to organise a driver for you for the day. And then just tell them the sort of thing you want to see and ask them what they suggest and then go exploring! It is a bit of a drive but worth it.
     
  3. stepfen

    stepfen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Unfortunately Shenron and few other LoBs we considered for the given days in Komodo seem not to have enough divers to sail (at least for now). Are there any resources other than padi travel and liveaboard.com to look for available trips??

    Does it worth going to Labuan Bajo to try our luck for last moment changes and worst case dive land based?

    If not, it seems highly probable/inevitable that we will stick to Bali, hence back to the initial plan.

    @AlMitch I saw your report and the place looks very nice (although it falls a bit outside our budget). We'll keep it in mind though.

    Thanks anyway.
     
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  4. matts1w

    matts1w Instructor, Scuba

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  5. stepfen

    stepfen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes we have seen Moana and we like it, but unfortunately it seems that they don't have any bookings (so far). We are just 2 ppl and they won't do the trip only for us.

    Queenasia's trip on the 16th seems to be our "best" option. They seem to have 2 bookings already (4 including us) and we hope they'll do the trip for half occupancy (8 beds in total).

    We still hope that few more people will join Shenron on the 18th (this suits us the best) - but nothing so far.

    We are not in hurry. Worst case we just stay in Bali and enjoy diving there.
     
  6. jcclink

    jcclink Manta Ray

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    Best dive sites for macro are Tulamben south to Amed. Last year the hot area was Seraya (east & west).
     
  7. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    Last year the best site was hands down Batu Ringgit northwest of Tulamben : rhinopias, wonderpus, tiger shrimps, hairy shrimps, tozeuma shrimps, lots of nudis of which cyerce kikutarobabai.
     
  8. stepfen

    stepfen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just as an update. We haven't confirmed anything yet. According to Padi travel, the only LoBs with confirmed departures within our dates as of yesterday are Yoshi (4N/5D South Komodo for ~1000euros) on the 16th and Jaya (6N/7D in central/north Raja Ampat for ~1500 euros) on the 19th.

    With Yoshi we can have 3-4 nights after the LoB in Bali to relax and dive a bit more (maybe 2 diving days).
    With Jaya we have 6 free days before the LoB and practically none after it, but since there is no good connection between Bali and Sorong, Bali can't be an option here. Being stuck for 6 days in Jakarta with inlaws etc sound like a big nightmare :)

    So Yoshi seems to be our choice.
     
  9. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    You could as well start your trip from either Ambon or Manado, it's only a short flight to Sorong.
     
  10. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Barracuda

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    Yup, funnily enough my friend and I are arriving on the 23rd so will stay in Tulamben so the 25th we just need to stay inside the resort area. No walking around outside. It's not just that places are closed you also need to not be out and about too much.
     

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