by Capt Paul | Sep 28, 2017 | General News
Mount Agung continues to rumble
And Bali continues to be on high alert, we continue to look at fish. Not much else you can do, everybody is just waiting to see what happens.
For those planning to come, keep planning just be flexible. Remember the Icelandic eruption, it effected flight across Europe. You may have to land outside of Bali if the airport gets closed due to ash. But there is an Airport just across the straights from us in Banyuwangi East Java. Its actually closer than Denpasar. Same goes for those in Bali, There are plans in place for get you home if the airport closes.
For me, I’m here, waiting to see what happens. Be assured though that the Pirates of Pemuteran are all safe and well. We’ll keep you up to date if anything new happens.
Meanwhile this has been a good source of info, bit sensationalised on occasion but not the worse I have seen http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/859280/Bali-volcano-update-Mount-Agung-eruption-latest-seismic-graphs-news-maps-warnings-live
by Kat Ramage | Jun 11, 2017 | Kat Ramage Photos
Some fish change dramatically as they mature from the juvenile to intermediate to adult stage. Let the expert pirates at Sea Rovers help you check them off your bucket list.
Batfish / Spadefish (Platax pinnatus)
This is technically an intermediate phase since you can see stripes starting to form
Here’s the adult phase
Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus)
Here is the stunning juvenile.
I don’t yet have a photo of the adult, but here’s one thanks to Wikipedia
by Kat Ramage | Jun 10, 2017 | Kat Ramage Photos, Menjangan Island
Always a crowd-pleaser, everyone loves Nemo. Anemonefish is the more accurate name for these guys–although most folks just call them clownfish. There are more than 30 different species of anemonefish.
All of these photos were shot in Menjangan. Let the expert guides of Sea Rovers find some for you so you can delight your non-diving friends with your pics.
A pair of pink anemone fish in their purple-tipped anemone
False clownfish pair
by Kat Ramage | May 29, 2017 | Kat Ramage Photos, Mucky Pirates Bay
The resident photo wench did another long shore dive today (138 minutes) at Mucky Pirates Bay with the helpful support pirate crew from Sea Rovers. Although not as productive as yesterday photo-wise (no trusty guide to find critters), I thought I’d post the top 3 shots. Enjoy!
Surprisingly, this little guy let me get close enough for the +10 diopter
Another patient little fish that let me get quite close
A peek under the mantle of a Chromodoris nudibranch
by Kat Ramage | May 10, 2017 | Kat Ramage Photos, Menjangan Island
3-D Nudibranch face
Menjangan Island isn’t just about dramatic walls–there are lots of other small critters to see there if you look (or stay close to the observant dive guides). All of these photos were shot on the same day. The Sea Rovers crew along with guide Edy took us to Eel Garden first, followed by Dreamland. Long dives (60+ minutes) at both sites offered many photographic subjects–here are some of the best shots.
A trio of Nemo’s
Is that a baby bump on this pygmy?
Giant frogfish waits patiently for dinner to swim by
A striped triple-fin gobie perched on an orange sponge
A pair of pink anemonefish above their purple-tipped anemone