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I arrived on Tuesday at Pemuteran, a village on the north coast, just west of Bali. In this area of arid mountains, bordered by black sand beaches, all the activity of the village is turned towards the protection of the coral reef.
Welcome to Pemuteran
I stay at the diving center Reef Seenled by Chris Brown, an Australian settled here for 17 years, who did a lot for the preservation of the underwater world. He has, among other things, created a turtle nursery ... But I will talk more about the various eco-friendly initiatives of Pemuteran in a future article.
The funds are so beautiful that I dive every day, either on the sites near the beach or Menjangan Island, an hour away by boat.
A captivating underwater atmosphere
The island of Menjangan is especially for the underwater atmosphere, haunting. The reef on the south side of the island is a wall lined with a forest of huge gorgonians, a profusion of soft corals. The place is alive with life. A life-size aquarium!
The visibility is excellent, and when you look up to the surface, the delicate branches of the sea fans are shaded in Chinese shadows on the blue. Super show.
Few meetings really new for me, except a flat worm striped yellow-orange-black that I had never seen before.
In addition to the usual tropical fauna, particularly rich here, I still crossed a lot of interesting bugs: beautiful photogenic nudibranchs wish, a ghostly white stone-fish, two tip-white sharks, a fish-crocodile ...
And the profusion of seahorses-pygmies (already three since Tuesday) fills me ... Come on, I leave you a little for the road!