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LongHoseDiverman

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Bali dec. what are the chances?
« on: 23 Nov 17, 12:37 »
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  • Bali good to go in DEC?
    anyone made plans already but am worried over the Mt Agung.
    perhaps nusa penida region wouldnt be affected over tulamben/amed.

    have a good day every diver.

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    Re: Bali dec. what are the chances?
    « Reply #1 on: 23 Nov 17, 15:40 »
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  • Unpredictable. Any eruption can send ash into the air, forcing airlines to cancel flights and airports to close.
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    LongHoseDiverman

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    Re: Bali dec. what are the chances?
    « Reply #2 on: 23 Nov 17, 19:35 »
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  • YEah. Collective sentiments, was almost at Bali in oct but eruption flagged.
    As of today, ashes are spewing...
    Not the best moments for any outdoor activities.
    Booked my flight already so now left hanging...:(

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    Re: Bali dec. what are the chances?
    « Reply #3 on: 25 Nov 17, 00:05 »
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  • I was just there in oct when the eruption warnings were going off. Went ahead despite of the impending eruption.


    As long as they donít close the airport I think u shld be fine

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    Re: Bali dec. what are the chances?
    « Reply #4 on: 25 Nov 17, 01:17 »
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  • OK. Thanks for the optimistic reply.
    Looks like will be crossing fingers and fins and or flippers for the upcoming Dec 13-18th trip.
    The SilkAir flight at $260 is simply irresistable....
    Will be with Matahari which is just a 10m pebble shore entry to Liberty Wreck.
    Have a good weekend!
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    Re: Bali dec. what are the chances?
    « Reply #5 on: 25 Nov 17, 01:24 »
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  • blondmyth,One question, when it flagged due to eruption, was it very chaotic and were u faced with any difficulties evacuating? Do describe the tension if any and how well the staffs are equipped to emergencies.
    Kindly share ur experience, so I can be duly mental prepped.
    Am monitoring the Bali news and contacted the resort boss as to the chances of eruption and their immediate plans.
    Prodive mentioned that dives is ongoing and not much has changed despite the phreatic eruption.

    Dive it like u mean it

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    Re: Bali dec. what are the chances?
    « Reply #6 on: 25 Nov 17, 02:08 »
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  • There wasnít much difference other than the jetstar flight was only half full.

    I think u should only worry about airport closure in which case they might divert your flight to some other airport. That was the only thing I was worried about prior to my trip. Because I was not in the vicinity of the volcano I was not in the danger zone, so even if it had erupted during my trip the dives were likely to continue.

    According to the dive center, the dives will go ahead unless conditions make it unsafe to dive, such as a huge ash cloud. The dive centers are all also taking a play it by ear approach.
    « Last Edit: 25 Nov 17, 02:20 by blondmyth »

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    Re: Bali dec. what are the chances?
    « Reply #7 on: 25 Nov 17, 23:12 »
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  • Just returned from Bali today. Did Tulamben and Amed, actually was just leaving Amed on the day Agung let off a bit of steam ;) Didn't seem like a big deal, no panic and no mass evacuations. Airport remained open. The east area is really quiet now as most shops are still closed.

    The alert level is still at 3, but who knows what will happen in the coming weeks/months. Hopefully Agung stays quiet.
    My heart remains in Nusa Lembongan

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    Re: Bali dec. what are the chances?
    « Reply #8 on: 26 Nov 17, 03:10 »
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  • Spyloretta appreciate the above updates and sharing.news reported 2nd 'eruption'.is the dive crowded as usual or perhaps quieter?can i knowHow many dives did u do a day or did u opt for the unlimited dives (5+1)..?
    the ongoing promo is really good to be true!?

    Dec 13th is still weeks odd away...prepping my gears and all eager to holiday!

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    Re: Bali dec. what are the chances?
    « Reply #9 on: 26 Nov 17, 08:40 »
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  • I went with a different operator which only did 2 dives a day (or 3 with a night dive). It was my first time there so I canít compare with how it is usually, but in general the area was very quiet. Had a hard time finding places to eat since many places were closed, but thatís not a concern if your dinner is provided or if you donít care about variety. We dived the wreck in the late morning and saw maybe 5-10 other groups in total.

    Just saw todayís news too. Everythingís pretty unpredictable so just cross your fingers and monitor the situation :) Hopefuly you get to enjoy your holiday!
    My heart remains in Nusa Lembongan