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The Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat sometimes has an air of Jurassic Park. The pretty little island of Mioskon is home to thousands of bats.
Mioskon: the video
It is believed to arrive on a small desert island of dream, paradise, with its white sand beach and its mini-jungle in the background ...
Surprise! The island of Mioskon is actually a haunt for bats.
The strident whistling sound we hear at the beginning of the video below comes from the bat-bats ... They come out of their daytime lethargy at our approach, awakened by the sound of the boat's engine. Our Indonesian guides add, screaming, hitting the seats.
The only other guests at the resort, during my stay, are a Dutch family on vacation - the parents and a little girl of about 8 years old. They only snorkel (fins, mask, snorkel).
Next, Sarah, a young scientist who came to take surveys for Manta Trust, an English NGO that works to protect mantas rays. She dives like me with her camera. We are therefore perfectly synchronous as binomials under water.
I'm lucky, as often, when my solo trips... I will do almost "private" diving for most of my stay!
I'm happy to meet Nathan, my favorite guide, with whom I had already dived in March. Jimmy or Julia, managers of the resort at the time, who have become friends, also come to dive with us as soon as they can. A group of dreams, for me, the photographer sub ...
Short. That day, we land the family of Dutch on the beach of Mioskon, after the show of bats, who returned to their trees.
They will discover the corals on their side, in palms-mask-snorkel, with one of the Papuan guides of the resort, while we, the scuba-divers, will be busy to make bubbles a few meters lower ...
Because under the surface, the astonishing Mioskon is also worth seeing ... On the program: giant clams.