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Bali diving is better than I thought

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

  1. wKkaY

    wKkaY ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Huge waves have been smashing Bali this week... Don't know how the reefs are going to look after this :(
     
  2. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. SeaHeid2288

    SeaHeid2288 Angel Fish

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    Anyone know how the reefs are doing after the earthquake/tsunami? Going to padangbai and tulamben at the end of september....
     
  4. gekodivebali

    gekodivebali Tech Instructor

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    The Lombok earthquakes (there was no tsunami) have had no effect on the reefs on Bali. It had a minimal impact on life on land on Bali, even in East Bali...

    The storm front is totally unrelated to the e earthquakes. Big waves at the end of July and beginning of August did have some effects at sites like Tepekong & Mimpang and Crystal Bay. We need to wait until displaced sediments settle before we can fully evaluate the impact this has had.
     
  5. SeaHeid2288

    SeaHeid2288 Angel Fish

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    Man, what a bummer! Im sure it will still be great diving!
     
  6. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

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    We dived secret bay 2 days ago, very dissapointed. 100 minutes dive at 22-23 deg C, searching every inches, practicaly found nothing.

    This morning another 22 deg C at manta point, several mantas plus hundreds divers.
    Second dive at crystals bay, a bit warmer, 23 C but no Mola, again another hundreds divers.
     
  7. SeaHeid2288

    SeaHeid2288 Angel Fish

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    Any word on the reefs? Did they take a big hit?
     
  8. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

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    Visible damage, particularly on table corals and other hard corals in crystal bay.
    SD, Sental, and manta point are okay.
     
  9. PhatD1ver

    PhatD1ver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, the way the Anilao drivers drive, I don't sleep much anyway.

    But we are now up to at least two days in Tulamben, Wed just depends on when they can get us there, and if LIberty will take us right out. Th/Fri though we are ready for 2-3 dives.

    Does LDR have boat diving? Always nicer to get two in the boat in the morning and a shore after lunch.

    Hard soles, nice to know, I have the Japanese reef booties, they are pretty tough.
     
  10. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    The dives they would take a boat for are reef dives which are nice for reef dives.
    The boat will also be a local fishing boat, not a dive boat.
    The shore dives are the best and macro focused. They will take you by truck and then do a shore entry. Nor all the shore entry's are rocky. And the guide will also help steady you on entry's and even shuttle your camera rig in if you need.
    Let them know that you would like to dive shortly after arrival and they will set it up.
    They really aim to please. Very good service in all ways and they have excellent guides.
     

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