Haha the boat crew and yunis was damn amused when we imitated him behind his back.
yeah he is the only DM i have ever seen do that. but the locals seem to think its kewl.
Nah for me Manado wins hands down anytime. 3.5hours direct flight from singapore, 30kg weight allowance. World class muck diving and experienced guides. Quite comfy resorts with wi-fi and sometimes cable tv at reasonable prices. It's all good.
yupe muck is best....
Yup, I really liked Gorontalo too, if only they have a beach-front property... The only thing that I think Manado had over Gorontalo was the huge number of common dolphins...
Can get to Gorontalo from Manado with Express Air, don't tell me that service has already ended?
i think its Wings Air now. a subsidiary of Lion. the excess baggage is a killer
Those sponges are only known to exist in Gorontalo now. Read about some bacteria or something eating away at the sponge, creating the patterns. The place is nice though a bit of a pain to get there. Rantje is nice and friendly in a weird way.
hey thks for that, now i know. yeah i think we all agree he is eccentric. all these years here in Asia.
Thanks decimal for another comprehensive report! Never heard of this place but now I know where to get my fix of mozzies...
donch get me started on the mozzies...wah a real pain man. door open a bit only, all buzzzzzz in. everywhere we go. but the locals seem not to mind them?
Wow, sounds like a really wonderful trip! I need to learn how to write report like you! Very detailed and comprehensive. Just saw the pix of the Salvador sponge you've posted. Nice! Didn't knew such 'unreal carvings' actually existed under the water! Looks like its yet one more location to my wish list.
i write about things i would like to know myself before i go. my wife and i said since nobody do we might as well do. so we share whatever we come across and hope it will find some use here. we love to help out