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New Regulation on Komodo National Park

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by AndyCahya, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    We went top Batu Bolong twice a few weeks ago and I hated it both times, there were so many divers I signaled to just cancel and go up. We DID see something very unusual - that's were we saw the Chinese young ladies with white swimsuit-type wetsuits and white leggings reaching from their feet to mid-calf. And don't forget the bunny ear hoods!

    - Bill
     
  2. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    Confirmed it’s a no go. What a huge bummer. They said the site is also booked through Nov 2019 already.
     
  3. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

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    I cant' say I'm surprised nor indeed saddened.

    Komodo used to be somewhere you would work up to, having got experience in currents before hand. Now it's become too accessible for those of limited ability, sometimes with boats changing their schedule to cater for the majority who don't like current, and of questionable ability

    There are 100's of locations in the world for people to gain experience on or dive without current - leave some places (like Komodo) as destinations to aspire to

    We'll be there in Dec, with a co that specialised in v small groups (5 max) and goes hunting for currents) And we're confirmed on Batu Bolong :)
     
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  4. acidrush

    acidrush Nassau Grouper

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    Its Indonesia. There are rules and there are $rules$. Some people are going to become quite rich from this ruling.
     
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  5. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    Noted & added to the long list of Bill's hated items... just before "Champagne".
     
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  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    He hates Champagne? Or only that to be found in Indonesia?
     
  7. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    Champagne in general.
    What would you think of a guy who hates Champagne, Batu Bolong and white wine?
     
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    I dunno. I like Bill though.

    Also a red wine drinker myself, so what do I know?
     
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  9. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    You haven't met me yet, Chilly, so best to hold your convictions for the moment...:eyebrow:
     
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  10. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    Don't forget Americans, in general...:fear:
     
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