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Hi everyone, just sharing some pictures from a recent trip to Bali and South Lombok to look for hammerheads.

Spent a day each in Nusa Penida & Seraya, followed by 2 days at Belongas Bay in South Lombok. We got lucky on our first dive at Nusa Penida and say 4 molas, followed by a single mola on the 2nd dive. 3rd dive of the day was at Manta where we had fleeting glimpses of 1 white and 1 black manta.

The diving outside Belongas is really rock & roll. Really adrenaline dives with negative entries for every dive clutching on tightly to my dome port, worrying about getting run over by the boat, and trying not to fall on top of the diver next to me. The seas were really rough too. Ever seen the boat driver wearing a life jacket? haha

#1 Sunfish -- this mola tried to sneak above us when we were at 20m. couldn't ascend quick enough safely to get a decent shot


#2 Cleaning station at 35m


#3 A pair of nudibranchs


#4 Zanzibar shrimp - first time using a wet lens for me, uncropped


#5 My favourite shot - harley posing for the camera. this guy snuck up on to the coral after the first group of divers went past. perfectly poised.

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Re: Adventure diving in Bali & Lombok, August 2010
« Reply #1 on: 07 Sep 10, 11:46 »
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  • #6 The Protoss shirmp - freshly moulted shell of a juve harlequin shrimp. what a find!


    #7 Ornate ghost pipefish


    #8 A pair of Coleman shrimps on their colourful carriage


    #9 A dwarf lionfish near the end of the dive. couldn't have been more than an inch long


    #10 the only shot worth keeping from Lombok. that's how bad the conditions were


    To see more pics, just click here http://www.colouredshots.com/site/underwater.htm

    Oh, at Lombok, we saw 3 hammers, lots of big fat white tipped and grey sharks, 30+ mobulas, about 4-5 eagle rays..and all within 6 dives. awesome!

    aquaman

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    Re: Adventure diving in Bali & Lombok, August 2010
    « Reply #2 on: 07 Sep 10, 15:57 »
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  • nice. thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Adventure diving in Bali & Lombok, August 2010
    « Reply #3 on: 07 Sep 10, 17:49 »
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  • Wow nice  ;) I cant wait to see my first Mola Mola. How cold was it?

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    Re: Adventure diving in Bali & Lombok, August 2010
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  • thanks, glad you guys liked it.

    it was 26-21 degrees at crystal bay. was diving in 5mm top and boardshorts. toes were a little numb after the dive. don't try this at home!

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    Re: Adventure diving in Bali & Lombok, August 2010
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  • Nice!!! Especially like #6 (phantom), #8 (very sharp & very colourful) & #9 .

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    Re: Adventure diving in Bali & Lombok, August 2010
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  • they are all very nice! I live the protoss shrimp! :)

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    Re: Adventure diving in Bali & Lombok, August 2010
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  • Nice work!!!
    Mola-Mola is a Myth