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October in Indonesia

October in Indonesia

As I’m fond of saying, “If you love nature, there is no better place to be than underwater.” Anna’s and my fall 2012 trip to Indonesia with a group of friends illustrates this point well. On the first part of our month-long visit we explore the northern fringes of Raja Ampat, in far eastern Indonesia, aboard the luxury liveaboard Dewi Nusantara. Past visits to these less-traveled waters had proven extremely productive, so we arrange our October … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh, Raja Ampat, Uncategorized

Yellow-spotted Bandfish, Shortfin Puffers and Bigfin Squid in Maumere Harbor

Yellow-spotted Bandfish, Shortfin Puffers and Bigfin Squid in Maumere Harbor

The Exotic Creature Tour: Komodo to Alor April 27-30, 2010 Maumere Harbor Years ago, during a dive in Lembeh Strait, Ned and our guide Liberty watched a coconut roll down a sandy slope. A tug on the two mismatched halves forming the orb indicated that an octopus was inside, tightly holding the two halves in place with all the strength its eight arms could muster. Ned, who has no patience above water, but can remain motionless … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia