First shot of the dive–(decent composition, good exposure) sometimes I surprise myself
Dive guide Edy was tasked today with finding interesting subjects for 2 underwater photographers (Dave from London, and the photo wench) at Menjangan. Our first dive was at Box Reef, and the current was strong–both Dave & I tucked in our cameras and drifted along. Eventually, the current lessened and strobes started firing. I took the opportunity to frame both of them against the lovely wall for a couple of portrait shots.
Here’s Edy working on his modeling skills.
Here’s brethren Dave posing for the camera
After a surface interval including drinks and lunch, our second dive was at Mangrove. This was a much more relaxed dive with little current, great visibility and lots to see. I spent much of the dive trying to get a shot of a lone bumphead parrotfish who would have nothing to do with me–camera-shy I guess. So, after fighting with a subject that’s so uncooperative, it’s always nice to find a lovely anemone filled with false clownfish–always a crowd-pleaser and a great way to end a 73-minute dive.
There was lots of activity at this purple anemone.
Our old sign was looking just a tad faded so it was time for someting new.
A beacon of Piratical hope for the brethren of the North West Bali coast. Bring our pirate divers safely home.
Looks good too 🙂
Is it the Coke or was it the diving?
Ron & Katy, Bob & Bonnie, Phil & Debi all enjoying the day at Menjangan Island. Question you should be asking is what do we put into the diving that makes the Brethren so happy?
That would be the Captains Secret Recipe 🙂
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