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Bali diving is better than I thought

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by billt4sf, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Warmwater Wank

    Warmwater Wank Manta Ray

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    PhatD--What the drive from Manila to Anilao lacks is the intimacy of mountain roads, there aren't those freeway like stretches once you get away from DPS. Much more likely you'll stay awake though, snaking your way across Bali!

    A day for diving Tulamben huh? To each their own. We're back for two weeks in mid-October, having been there five times now (and yes, LDR is where to stay). Possibly they put something addictive in their nitrox? Realistically there is much more to the diving there than the Liberty wreck. Jeez, at least two days huh?

    We tried PD. Once. I found the water temp swings to be a bit much along with the trash. That's just me, it's not like there isn't plenty to see. No accounting for some diver's tastes, huh? (Good thing.)

    Oh, bring some hard soled booties. It's shore diving and the lava rock beaches have not softened yet. // ww
     
  2. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Indeed.

    To those who had dove there, any comment about the dive sites (Mimpang & Gili Topekong)?
     
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  3. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    just images is ok?

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  4. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    These local guys found 2 of them in Gilimanuk.

     
  6. shirtz

    shirtz Angel Fish

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    are they rescuing them...
     
  7. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes. Here are what I pick up from the chatter in the video. The divers said the wobbegong were still alive. The fish were not moving because they were stressed up by the ordeal. The divers just recorded them on video “for conservation” (not sure what they meant by that) before releasing the fish back. The divers didn’t mention how they found them.

    Had they been found in Australia, they could have become fish & chip, according to Jonathan Bird:

     
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  8. divinh

    divinh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I packed a lycra dive skin for Komodo, mainly to make getting in/out of the 3/2mm full wetsuit easier, and the 3/2mm full wetsuit.

    I ended up wearing the dive skin only, except for two night dives, first as a precaution against colder water at night and second to just keep warm on the small boat ride to the larger boat. Water temperature was as low as 23 C and the dive skin was fine for a 60 min dive. In 27-29 C water, the water felt warm to me. We did up to four dives a day with about two hour surface intervals. No issues getting cold for me, even with successive dives.
     
  9. shirtz

    shirtz Angel Fish

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    @Dan_T yes it is legal to catch and eat here but they are not real good apparently. Glad they were returned!
     
  10. maat1976

    maat1976 Barracuda

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    Was back in Padang Bai at Geko in April and Crystal Bay was freezing! 20-21C. I was in a 5mm.

    The Jetty critters looked ok back then in the early AM... Glad to hear it’s back open on normal hours.
     

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