Friday, March 7, 2008

BALI (4) Diving in Tulamben Part Two

For our second morning, our dive guy suggested we try a sunrise dive. He told us the bumphead parrot fish come out at sunrise and swim around in the shipwreck. Harry was waking up at 4:oo every morning anyway, so sunrise sounded like a good plan to us. Our dive guy was going to knock on our door at 6:00 a.m., but we were outside long before that. He ended up sleeping in, and not showing up until 6:30 a.m. That turned out to be a good thing, though, as we got to witness this spectacular sunrise.

We did not even know that Lombok Island was across from us for the first day because we could never see it. It was always hidden in some low lying clouds. But when the sun came up, it rose right over the top of volcano, making it look like the volcano was spewing flames. It was an awesome sight, and the only time of the day when you could see Lombok Island.

And true to the word of the dive guy, the shipwreck was loaded with many huge bumphead parrot fish. They were quite a sight, and it was just awesome swimming inside the wreck with such huge fish.

Here is Harry swimming with a bunch of the bumphead parrot fish, and snapping as many photos as he can.

Here was the sunrise from underwater.

Here I am hanging out in the shipwreck, with smaller fish. The bumphead parrot fish were amazing to see and swim with, but I had fun hanging out with all of the fish. There were so many kinds and colors, I could barely take it all in.

Here is a nice shot of a giant clam. They were so colorful and so big.

And here is our faithful dive guy, always waiting with new tanks and freshly rinsed gear. Yes, I have a few more pictures and a little more of the dive story to tell. Stay tuned for part three.


Tamara said...

Hi. I have not met you before, but I've met Harry a couple times. Just wanted to leave a comment to say, Im really enjoying reading about your trip to Bali and seeing all the pictures! I'm looking forward to the day that I can visit Bali and the more I read and look, the more I itch to take that trip! I've been keeping up with Harry's blog too, but you update and post faster than he does..ha ha..Thanks for sharing!

KelliOnSaipan said...

Hi Tamara - I've been reading your blog, too. Fun stuff. I think I finally have the diving portion of the trip posted. I'll go on to the Ubud portion later. I'm glad you are enjoying it. Harry will have his own version, of course. Ha.