Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:
Friends of the bubbles, here is a little video just for you ... I take you to the underwater hot springs of Pulau Weh. Volcanic hot springs, which emit a profusion of bubbles, a few meters below the surface!
A jacuzzi ... underwater!
You may have seen such sources on earth, with the characteristic smell of sulfur (it smells like rotten eggs). There are many in the volcanic regions.
Indonesia, located on the famous "belt of fire" of the earth's crust, is in fact a long string of volcanic islands. I remember seeing sources similar to the lake Danau Linownear Manado, in the north of Sulawesi, as well as near Lovina Beach, in the north of Bali.
But under the water, it's much more fun!
From the boat, we can just see big broths on the surface, big packets of bubbles coming up. Moreover, even before seeing them, we already perceive the smell, this funny smell that reminds of chemistry classes and stinky balls ...
Some of the Indonesian guides prefer not to wear their jumpsuits for this short dive. They say that the combinations remain impregnated. Chilly as I am, and unwilling to check the concentration of stinging creatures in the water on the skin, I kept my 5 mm. But I did not notice anything particular at the time of the rinsing, phew!
Water temperature: 33 ° C
Under water, it is a delight to wallow in the heat of these bubbles that never cease to spring from the bottom, in the middle of crevasses larger or smaller, fringed with a whitish deposit.
The game is to raise as high as possible the thermometer of the dive computer that is on the wrist, placing his hands in front of a large release of hot water and bubbles.