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Travel Blogs from Pemuteran
... lunch. Shortly after that, we were down at the beach, ready to go snorkeling. The offshore coral reefs had been destroyed by warm El Niņo waters and dynamite fishing. The reefs have now started re-growing, but you can still see lots of empty patches. Several of the local dive shops piloted a program where they run low current electric pulses through the coral. This has helped it to re-grow 4-5 times faster than if left alone. We headed ...
... just chilling at the bottom in a little clearing in the coral. So, naturally, I swam to get a closer look. Suddenly, the guide was yelling at me and telling me to get away! Apparently, he had just got done telling everyone else NOT TO GO BY THE FISH because it was protecting its eggs and would be aggressive. Boo told me that it attacked at me a few times, but I never saw that. Later that day, I saw another one (I had seen lots of ...
... job in the western world we should think about what these guys do and don't complain! And they only earn very little as they get 800 Rupiah per kilogram sulphur. If someone wants to earn 10€, they would have to walk the way twice and carry 100kg per way. Incredible! We are still extremely impressed by what we saw, the blue flames and the manual mining of sulphur and glad we decided to go despite the warnings. If you are in the area one day, you should definitely go to Kawah ...
... you feel at home at once. The rooms were all areound the swimming pool, and we all got a watermelon juice as welcome.
The hotel served all their guests tea and local deserts at 5pm, and had a happy hour/party by the pool starting at 4:30pm, so the group gathered by the pool to enjoy the happy hour. Dinner was next to the pool as well, and the staff of the hotel had organized and decorated everything for us.
... bay (max of 7m) our dives were around 80-85 min each.
The visibility at the site was much better at incoming/high tide as it brings in the fresh water but trying to do two dives a day in the perfect conditions was hard. So usually we had one dive with really good vis then one not so good.
We know most of the features in the bay now and I even had to do a detailed map of the site for my Divemaster ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet