Jon & Linda Anderson just sent me these prints from their second sojourn with the motley brethren of the NW Bali coast.
Above Left>Right DM Made, Linda, Reception Wench Ditta and Nakhoda (Captain) Abdul
Working clockwise starting with top left Nakhoda Sahari, Trainee Putu, Linda & Jon, Nakhoda Botac, DM Made, Nakhoda Abdul, Helper Budi
Having fun and going diving, what more could you ask for.
Bali being the Island of the Gods, demands lots of ceremonies that run in a eternal cycle. Just as in life what goes around, comes around and once again we find ourselves with ‘Tumpek Landep’. A day for blessing all things metal and mecahnical. Which of course is just about everything in the Sea Rovers dive centre.
So here is us, the piratical brethren, a motley assortment of Christian, Hindu and Muslim, all dressed in our temple best and ready to bless.
Captain Paul & Son, Jr Captain Rhade
Bless our equipment so it don’t fail….
Captain Botac (Wayan Sudiarta) Blesses his vessel the ‘Cynical Seahorse’
And now blesses my vehicle, fondly known as the ‘Rusty Bucket’
Captain Abdul, doing his friendly hawker impression. “You want diving? Good price. Morning price. Special just for you.” A cry fortunately much absent from the beaches of Pemuteran, Thank the Gods.
So, not only is our equipment regularly serviced and in tip top condition. Its is also thoroughly blessed.
Om Canti Canti Om
Kairi Raudsepp, new to diving having completed her intro dive here with yours truly and now a new member of the Facebook Piratical Brethren site. Kairi send over a few memories of her time here with Sea Rovers.
Kairi and SDI Divemaster Wayan Subratha
At your service, Captain Paul M Turley and the infectiously smiling Reception Wench Ditta
Kairi & DM Wayan enjoying a surface interval at Menjangan Island
Captain Botak, trying to cop some zzzz…… Scurvy dog! I’ll have him flogged.
DM Wayan and Captain Abdul (also trainee guide) having way too much fun when they should be working.
Kairi also has the distinction of being our first ever guest from Estonia. We wish her all the best as she has already signed up for her Open Water Course back home. Brrrr…… And we look forward to taking her diving again soon.