While in Lembeh, I did a day trip to Bangka Island to break things up a bit.
So after spending 10 days diving in Anilao, the second half of my annual “I don’t want to be at home for my birthday” trip was an 11 night stay in Lembeh. Because…Lembeh!
My annual “it’s my birthday and I don’t want to be in the country for it” trip! Or perhaps this trip should have been called “Oh, octopus, I think I love you!“…
After spending 10 days diving in Malapascua over Christmas, I ventured back north for some macro. Because what is a dive trip in South-East Asia without some macro? It was ultimately affected by the presence of typhoon Nina smashing the region the day before I arrived, but as I always say “you can’t control the weather!“…
I have to be honest, this trip was entirely about “show me the sharks!”…Thresher sharks to be more precise. Visiting Malapascua has been near the top of my diving bucket list for a number of years, I just never actually got around to it, because if I was going to all the hassle of getting there, I wanted to make sure I made the most of it.
Just a day trip out to the Yongala…Friend visiting from overseas and wanted to see the wreck, so I thought I’d tag along.
This trip more or less eventuated because I bought some new toys – new BCD and regs (…there goes my 2016 tax return), as well as a new macro lens for my camera. Also, I was really really stressed out and just needed to go for a dive. It’s been a couple of years since my real last trip to Lembeh (because I was convinced I had to go see what all the fuss over Ambon was about), so I thought that it would be a good place to go test out my new gear.