Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dragons and Diving

Komodo is really wonderful! Our dive trip was everything we hoped for - lots of current, stunning corals everywhere, and some beautiful big stuff as well. We saw a manta and many white and black-tipped reef sharks, as well as a bamboo shark, turtles, nudibranchs, crocodilefish, mandarinfish, ribbon eels, and more. Sadly my camera is out of commission and Krista's wasn't able to capture all the variety of color and life, but here is a sampling of some of the best pictures we took.

Crocodilefish! Sorry it's upside down...
Blue spotted ray
Teeny baby boxfish!
Anemone shrimp in the middle of the photo
Kulh's stingray
"Rave" Nudibranch
We did a total of 10 dive together in Komodo, and I did 3 additional ones before Krista arrived. I think working here would be exhausting since I was very tired after only 5 days of fun diving! Our liveaboard was tiny - we had 6 customers and 2 staff, as well as the boat crew. Food was AMAZING, the others on the boat were a lot of fun, and we all had a wonderful time. Plus we saw Komodo dragons - what more could we want?
Mama lizard

Well... the boat didn't have any freshwater shower so we didn't smell our best... but that's part of the experience, right?

Now we're off to Bali for a night and then the Philippines to meet up with Lara, Wyatt, a few other friends, and travel a bit around the islands! We're going to get in more diving as well so stay tuned for photos and updates!

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