Smugglers run aground or New Wreck in Pemuteran =D

Garr! Smugglers

Smugglers run aground

A few days or more correctly nights ago smugglers ran afoul of Tankad Jaran, one of our local reefs. Story goes that once the crew realised they were well and truly stuck and taking on water, they basically scarpered. The vessel, a local wooden phinisi style cargo ship, common to the water of Indonesia was apparently carrying barrels of Solar (Diesel) to be sold offshore presumably to international vessels.

The Ship has no license or paperwork so apparently no owner. Pol Air (or marine police), have already removed the cargo but could not remove the ship from the reef. Discussions are in process to make this a permanent and hopefully slightly deeper wreck

Funnily enough Tankad Jaran is also home to the Canyon Wreck, another vessel that ran aground on the same feef many years ago and was later reclaimed and permanently sunk only a couple hundred meters away to the East. Tankad Jaran is also home to the BioWreck and Kuberan Kapal (Ships graveyard) all part of the 2005 local ‘Reef Gardeners‘ environmental project here in Pemuteran. Which also included the now famous ‘Underwater Temple‘.

With luck this unfortunate vessel will become a thriving little ecosystem in the days to come.

Dan The Photoman

Yet another photographically inclined member of our ever expanding Sea Rovers Brethren has left us some memories to post.

decorator crab with an upsidedown jellyfish hat, mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran

Decorator crabs are always weird things, but here in Sea Rovers own ‘Mucky Pirates Bay’ we do extra wierd. This, one of many, uses one of our resident upside down jellyfish as a cunning disguise.

A Puffer fish, Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran

Puffer Fish and friend

Coiled Octupus posing, Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran

A friendly little Octopus on one of Dan’s night dives provided a nice pose.

Stretchy Octupus posing, Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran

This Octopus decided to stretch out and go for a wonder.

Lionfish, Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran

Lionfish gliding in amongst the corals, nice warm colours on this one.

Hermit crab, Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran

Hermit crab with accompanying anenomes.

Coral Canyon Wreck with divers, Pemuteran

And finally looking from stern to bows, ‘Canyon Wreck’ shows us her Booty 🙂

Nice Photo’s Dan, look forward to seeing more on your next trip out.

The Captain

Canyon Wreck Revisited

Lost Pirate treasure ship found off the Pemuteran coast. (Again 🙂

Diver on Coral Canyon Wreck, Pemuteran, Bali
Pirate Brethren Bruce swimming over the decks looking for lost doubloons.

Coral Canyon Wreck, looking at the Starboard side towards the bows, Pemuteran, Bali
Side view

Coral Canyon Wreck looking over the decks while Abdul examines the hold, Pemuteran, Bali
Abdul checks out the hold for valuable cargo

Coral Canyon Wreck looking up through the hold, Pemuteran, Bali
Guess the cargo is gone.

Diver Bruce swimming along the port side of Coral Canyon Wreck, Pemuteran, Bali
Her rigging amazingly still intact as Bruce cruises along her side.

Diver Simon photographs critters on Coral Canyon Wreck, Pemuteran, Bali
Simon finds something interesting to Photograph.

Pirate Divers Bruce and Simon coming up from Coral Canyon Wreck, Pemuteran, Bali
Simon & Bruce coming up from the depths.

Pirate Divers Bruce and Simon enjoying Coral Canyon, Pemuteran, Bali
Bruce and Simon enjoying some of the most pristine coral formations to be found this side of Bali.

Divers Bruce & trainee guide Abdul enjoy the shallows on Coral Canyon, Pemuteran, Bali
Bruce and Abdul (dive guide in training) exploring the shallower reefs.

Canyon Wreck was sunk some 4 years ago and is still in remarkable condition for a wooden vessel.

Again part of the still on going Reef Gardeners project.

An interesting dive at a depth of 30mtrs coming up into a beautiful coral canyon.

The Captain

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