Bali report (lots of photos)

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Posted by scottfiji on May 01, 2007 at 10:55:18:

hey everyone

I just returned from bali and singapore. did 26 fantastic dives in bali during 8 diving days. I stayed in Ubud, Padang Bai, Amed, Kuta and Tulamben. (No diving in Ubud or Kuta!). All shots were taken with a Nikon D80, 10.5mm, 60mm, and 105mm lenses.

Here's a link to the gallery of underwater photos the trip:

And here are a sample of the photos, enjoy!

If anyone ever needs any info on diving bali, just let me know, this was my 2nd trip there...

In the gallery you'll find some shots of the bumphead parrot fish morning migration.. that was pretty spectacular to see. On some dives we saw a large napolean wrasse, and some large whitetip, blacktip, and grey reef sharks - all of which eluded photos.

Blue Ribbon Eel, tulamben

Pretty fish, not id'd yet

Great Barracuda, Libery Wreck, Tulamben

Striped Triggerfish, Tulamben

School of juvenile catfish, Seraya

School of glassfish, Nusa penida

Harlequin shrimp, very small! (under 1/2 inch), Seraya

Crocodile fish, padang bai

Bubble shrimp, Padang bai

Mantis shrimp, Amed

Nudie, with an "S" for scott written on it, Tepekong

Nudie, not id'd yet, Tulamben

Nudie, Tulamben

Coral bommie, Penny, boat - Nusa penida. Vis was up to 100ft at this site.

Penny taking video of the manta ray (it was large 15ft wingspread)

Huge mola mola getting cleaned, Tepekong canyon. The mola came within a couple feet of Penny, it was gigantic. We watched it for a few minutes before it swam away, I had to back up to take photos with the 60mm lens. Penny also saw a manta at this dive site.

Here I am inside a school of jacks, taking photos. Liberty wreck, Tulamben

Penny at the Japanese fishing wreck, Amed.

Lots of pretty fish, Amed

Fish in the shadows, Tepekong, right after seeing the Mola

Blue tunicate, Tulamben

Leafy filefish, Padang Bai

Manta, Nusa Penida

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