Wayan and I take the pose, at the landing, after the meeting with the mola-mola at Crystal Bay. (Nusa Penida, Bali, July 2008)
Wayan and I take the pose, at the landing, after the meeting with the mola-mola at Crystal Bay. (Nusa Penida, Bali, July 2008)

Mola-mola, the return

  Indonesia: Bali - July 2008

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That's right! I'm a lucky girl. I saw a mola-mola again today, at Crystal Bay. This morning, visibility was excellent and there was not much current, both for this first dive, and for the second one, at Toyah Pakeh Bay.

Happy divers!

Wayan and I take the pose, at the landing, after the meeting with the mola-mola at Crystal Bay. (Nusa Penida, Bali, July 2008)
Wayan and I take the pose, at the landing, after the meeting with the mola-mola at Crystal Bay. (Nusa Penida, Bali, July 2008)
Mola-mola or moonfish, in Crystal Bay. (Nusa Penida, Bali, July 2008)
Mola-mola or moonfish, in Crystal Bay. (Nusa Penida, Bali, July 2008)

 

→ Link to the mola-mola video

Moray

Besides my new friend the mola-mola, I had today, in the absence of strong current, all the leisure to photograph some other interesting bugs.

Moray (Toya Pakeh Bay)
Moray (Toya Pakeh Bay)

 

The unloved moray eels, which I like very much, win the (diving) prize: the most beautiful of the day are a white spotted moray and a blue ribbon moray.

Moray eel (Toya Pakeh Bay)
Moray eel (Toya Pakeh Bay)

 

I also met some nice nudis along the way, as well as the usual fauna of parrot-fish, angelfish, butterflies, groupers, etc., as well as some nice cleaner shrimps and a tiny red crab hidden in a gorgonian.

A white tip shark even showed up a little far away, in the blue... Another beautiful day!

  Indonesia: Bali - July 2008

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  1. Yes, yes, really nice little café, in fact, I'm still there! Today, no beach, just a few photo-shoots in the village streets: this village is adorable, with its typical streets a bit like Mykonos.
    Last night,we were treated to a live concert,it was superb,Greek atmosphere,everyone dancing,except us.....(not that I refuse to dance on vacation.....But,I don't know a Greek dance step and I would have rather annoyed everyone by getting my feet stuck in theirs...!!!)
    You see, in the end you see lots of mola-mola!!!!Sinon, these moray eels are really not friendly to me.....Even if I recognize that they are beautiful....but scary....
    I kiss you hard! See you soon !!

  2. 😀 Great all your comments on your travels... I'm reveling!
    My husband and I are leaving on Sunday August 3, 2008 for Bunaken and Lembeh Strait. We've never been, but I sincerely believe we won't be disappointed.
    We head down to Christiane Muller's Froggies, and then on to Lembeh resort. We're on the start in blok!!! And I'm already dreaming as I read about your days spent live . It's amazing!
    Bonne continuation à toi Eclate toi bien 😉

  3. @ Helene:

    Instead of Greek dance, you can try Balinese dance...
    😉

    There's nothing very frightening about these poor beetles, though. They stay huddled in their holes, mostly terrified of our bubbles. They just poke their heads out to see what's going on.

    Have fun with the Greeks! See you soon.
    😀

    @ Jackie:

    Bunaken + Lembeh, you're in for a treat!!! Two very different types of diving, but just as exciting. You'll be well looked after at Christiane's, and the guides are really good underwater...

    I'm delighted that you enjoyed browsing through Petites Bulles d'Ailleurs... Don't hesitate to let me know what you think when you get back!

    Good luck in Sulawesi!
    8)

  4. Hi Corinne, :-)
    I'm glad you answered me, I think it's great to be able to talk "live" with a French girl at the end of the world. Bravo à toi à ton super blog et au web!!!! qui nous permet d'en profiter!!! My mouth is watering from all the wonders you're sharing with us.....
    Would you please tell me if there are mosquitoes in Bunaken and Lembeh :?: as I tend to attract them ;:(
    Is not it too hot at night in the bungalows:?:

    To introduce myself a little, I live in the Seine et Marne where it is cold 18 ° 22 ° max and cloudy .. and I keep little bout'chous all day. and I'm pretty tired, In short I can not wait to leave ..... and escape .....
    I wish you very good dives again, have fun because we feel a joy through your stories and frankly it gives me a smile!
    Thanks to you 🙂 Great mola mola 😀 I've never seen one before!!!!
    Maybe you'll see another one today:
    Good bubbles and kisses from France :-)

  5. Hi Jackie,

    Yes, there's something magical about the internet when you're on the other side of the world... I didn't see any mola-mola again today, but the dives were quieter for once, with a little less current, which gave me time to flash a few nudibranchs.

    So, to answer your questions: I don't remember being very bothered by mosquitoes, either in Bunaken or in Lembeh, and yet I tend to attract them too... It seems to me that there were perhaps a few more in Bunaken than in Lembeh. Well, no, I've never been too hot in any bungalow in Sulawesi. As far as I'm concerned, a fan is usually enough. And often, I don't even use it.

    I wish you an excellent trip! Good preparations.
    🙂

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