Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Back from Indonesia
Yeah! We made it back late last night
from Raja Ampat, Indonesia (Off the island of Papua) and 10 days on Sulawesi Island(Lembeh strait). In Raja we stayed aboard the Seven Seas live-aboard...diving through out the many islands. Brandon hasn't processed the underwater pics yet, so I just posted a few of the topside photos. We dived 3-4 times a day in the 83 degree water. The diversity of fish, corals etc. was astounding. It was a busy scene in that underwater city with creatures zooming in all directions all the time. We got to see a cave filled with skulls left over from headhunting days, swam through an amazing limestone cave around 200+ feet high filled with formations, hiked into the forest to see tarsiers, black macaque monkeys...and a huge python, dived among the mangrove roots (where we didn't see...although could have...salt water crocodiles), saw huge mantas being cleaned by tiny fish, saw the amazing octopus known as "wonderpus" which shifts shapes and colors in the blink of an eye, pygmy seahorses smaller than grains of rice. I ate every tropical fruit I could find including the very stinky durian fruit.
It was a great trip and an amazingly interesting part of the world
Salamat Malam for now (good night!)