Okay.. sing it with me now.
Down here all the fish is happy
As off through the waves they roll
The fish on the land ain’t happy
They sad ’cause they in their bowl
But fish in the bowl is lucky
They in for a worser fate
One day when the boss get hungry
Guess who’s gon’ be on the plate?
Under the sea
Under the sea
Nobody beat us
Fry us and eat us
We what the land folks loves to cook
Under the sea we off the hook
We got no troubles
Life is the bubbles
Under the sea
La la la la la la
Ahh… Life under the sea makes me oh so happy. I get warm fuzzy feelings just things about it.
During August to September 2017 I was over in Indonesia, mainly on the islands Lombok & Flores. During that time I completed my PADI Advanced Open Water Diving course with Blue Marlin Dive Komodo, Labuan Bajo. And wow, wasn’t it incredible. The reefs on Komodo Island has a reputation of being some of the best reef in the world and for good reason.
I was BLOWN away with how healthy, vibrant and alive the reef was! I completed 12 dives during my time there and each was exceptional, I even went back to some of the same dive sites several times because they were so good.
I’m a bit of a newbie to scuba diving, only completing my Open Water course in April 2017 but after my dives in Komodo, the bar is now set high. My Open Water course was done in the famous Great Barrier Reef departing Cairns and yeah, it was good… not great but definitely not at the standard that Komodo has. I’d go back to Komodo any day (tempted to book a flight right now) just to dive again, I’m even thinking of going back to do my Rescue Diver and possibly even Divemaster (both are on my todo list that I’ll get to eventually).
The current was pretty strong on a few of these dives, mainly the Cauldron, Manta Point and Castle Hill, so you do need to be an advanced diver to complete these dives. I was taking part in my Advanced course which was perfect. My favorite of the dives I completed was the Cauldron(video below) where we saw multiple manta rays(I think 4), like a dozen sharks, turtles, colorful reef and thousands of fish. Being in the “fish bowl” they call it was super cool, every where you looked you could see something exciting. This was the best dive I’ve ever done. I want to go back ASAP. What’s stopping me? Hmm.. good question. Maybe ill pop by on the way back from Europe. Who know’s 😉
Check out these videos I put together along with some of my favorite photos from the dives.
I dived with three different dive schools during my time in Indonesia and my favorite for their professionalism and service was Blue Marlin Komodo in Labuan Bajo.
That’s all for now.
Keep breathing underwater and blowing bubbles.