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I can not resist the pleasure of showing you on video the dance of the mola-mola (and, of course, the mola-mola), after having (finally) met this big moon fish in the waters of Nusa Penida.
Mola-mola in Nusa Penida
I've put together a little video sequence full of bubbles, so you can appreciate the style and grace of the big cosmic beast. I had the chance to admire this beautiful sunfish at the end of July 2008, in the waters of Crystal Bay, in Nusa Penida (This island is located southeast of Bali and accessible by boat from Sanur or from neighboring Nusa Lembongan, where I stayed).
As for the mola-mola dance, it is practiced by divers eager to share their enthusiasm of having met the beast... One hand above the head, the other under the buttocks, to imitate the fins of the sunfish. Check out my underwater choreography at the end of the video! 😂
A fabulous dive, which seems far away already ... I will not be able to do the mola-mola dance again soon.
A big danke for the final images to my buddy and benevolent accomplice Peter Modrow, who filmed my bubbles and my aquatic contortions.