Monday, August 5, 2013

Diving in Bali

We went diving in Tulamben, Bali, and it was mindblowing.  Inexpensive, high quality, great visibility, vibrant colors, wide selection of aquatic life, etc.  On two of the five dives we did, we took an underwater camera; here are the results!
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Immediately following our pre-sunrise dive to see the massive bumphead parrot fish.  Many of the other low light photos are from that morning dive; others are from one later in the day with better light.
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Each fish was roughly 1 meter (three feet) in length!  They were slow moving, but beautiful!
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Lots of tubes!
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Sometimes a fish just poses for you!
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Curious lobster face
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Mantis shrimp!  Learn a bit in this comic by the Oatmeal: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp
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School of jackfish
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spotted Moray Eel
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Dark lion fish (usually they’re white!?)
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Large Box Fish (~1 foot)
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Large sea star (starfish)
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“All okay / super” –Dive Buddy
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Turtle up close & personal!
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Octopus swimming!  Captured!
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Anemone – so spikey!
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Dive Buddy at the helm / door lock
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Trumpet fish getting frisky with someone!
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Blue spotted stingray!

Other highlights of the trip were more lion fish, cleaner shrimp, mantis shrimp, nudibranchs, giant clams, and two black tip sharks!