After our warm greeting, we were shown to our bungalows. There are only seven on the island, so its very quiet except for the waves breaking on the shore and the morning wakeup call from every bird on the island. I’m the only American in the group this week. Everyone else is either Swiss or German. so I’m dredging up my high school german lessons (on top of trying to pick up some Bahasa Indonesian to speak with the staff). I took this picture of the resort upon arriving. My bungalow is second to last on the left.
First couple of dives are on the resort’s excellent house reef and a the next reef over. To start off the week, I’m going with my macro lens (which means lots of photos of little things). Look who I found:
More pictures after the break:
I haven’t had time to go through the ID books yet, so I’m going to be pretty general with the names. A couple of small crabs (the purple one was TINY..pinky fingernail size):
One of my favorite photo subjects are the flatworms and nudibranchs because they’re 1.beautiful and 2.slow. Here are just a few from the first day:
Shrimps of al sizes were in abundance as well. From the normal size:
To the tiny. This one is around 3/4 inch long and hangs out on the same anemones as Nemo and his friends:
To the HUGE. This mantis shrimp is around 8 inches long: