Sent: Thursday, 17 November, 08:56
Well the Indonesian Three are about halfway through their Asia adventure. 16 dives completed from Siladen in North Sulawesi and over 1000 minutes total dive time.
Most of the diving is on walls at about 25m getting shallower as the dive progresses, with the final 10-15 min on top of the reef at about 5m. At lot of the dives were drifting with a current.
If you like turtles and weird small stuff then this is a great place. Apart from the final day when we choose to do a wreck in 37m, we have had turtles (green and hawksbill) on every dive, as many as 8 per dive. Too many types of nudibranch to count, octopus, ghost pipefish, seahorses, cuttlefish (see photo, it was the size of a washing-up bowl), tiny crabs and crustacea from giant lobster to minute shrimp. The second pic is of a frog fish.
Tomorrow we fly to Raja Ampat in West Papua for the second half. Nigel is writing his halftime team talk to motivate us further. Internet may be difficult at the next resort so will post again when we can.
Really missing Barnsley….
Mark, Paul & Nigel