Ketapang Indah Hotel
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Thursday 5 July
Today nothing on the programme. Swimming, exploring the hotel. We have a 2 room bungalow in the lush tropical garden of the resort, with 2 open air bathrooms. There is free wifi in the restaurant, allowing us to check the emails, and writing in the blog. No Java coffee in this restaurant, although the menu is OK and on the …
Ijen crater or known as
"Kawah Ijen" is highly recommended to mountain buffs and hikers. The
Plateau was at one time a huge active crater, 134 sq km in area.Ijen is an active volcano, and the landscape is dominated by
the volcanic cones of Ijen (2,368 asl) and Merapi (2,800 asl) on the
northeastern edge of the Plateau, and …
Get up at 3:30 am! COLD, very cold weather. Rapid shower and get dressed: 3 pairs of socks, 2 t-shirts, one thin pullover, and a light raincoat, but with SHORT PANTS (had no others). Monika slightly warmer with her new jeans and sweater. We ride a jeep and start our way to Mt. Penanjakan top, so we can admire sunrise and cloud sea. Hundreds of …
... Like something out of Mad Max jeeps, motorbikes and horses were shuttling visitors to the main event -active Bromo. Dust clouds created by all the action seemed mystical far below our vantage point. We set out in the mid-day sun wearing our bandanas bandit style to filter out the fine volcanic dust. After climbing the final steps to the top we peered into the belly of the beast. A bubbling crater lake and plumes of ...
... 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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
From Ketapang 10 minutes then to go to ijen crater for about 1,5 hours
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