Sunday, October 23, 2016

Diving Indonesia's Diversity Hot Spots: Komodo to Raja Ampat with SV Jaya

Just arrived in Sorong after 19 days of diving onboard the SV Jaya a ship in the fleet of Wicked Diving Indonesia.  Superb staff and excellent dive sites in over 1300 nm of the sea between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Have a look at the brief video by David Palfrey who dove every dive and worked everyday to make some superb video footage.  I have a 25 minute version which has been uploaded HERE <--Click to see the big version on YouTube.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

KLM Jaya arrives Banda Naira

We sailed into Banda's harbour at daybreak. Beautiful setting in a very historic environment.

We continue diving tomorrow in the Banda area.

Susan's in San Diego visiting sister Diana.  They had lunch with Karin and Claes,  friends from Uppsala, today in Oceanside. Small world!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

SMS from 8816325641**

dove karang dusborgh. dive boats wow and arenui there too. no hammerhead sharks. Lat-06.643400 Lon+129.496633 Alt +0 ft (0s ago) 16-Oct-2016 00:01:53 UTC

Saturday, October 15, 2016

SMS from 8816325641**

just came across dive live-aboard KLM Matahariku stranded on reef pulau terbang selatan, Lat-07.351233 Lon+128.549866 Alt +0 ft (0s ago) 15-Oct-2016 04:56:34 UTC

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Dinner Onboard KLM Java

We're sailing across Flores Island and diving 2 or 3 times per day.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Komodo Island, Home of the Dragons

My dive boat made a short stop for a walk with rangers on Pulau Komodo.  Pretty cool creatures. Generally eat deer and pigs, not humans.

On board SV JAYA a vessel in the Wicked Diving fleet.

Dana M. Fowlkes

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Gone Diving

I have joined a 20 day dive live-aboard in Komodo, ID going to Raja Ampat. The vessel is relocating for the season. She is the KLM Java and operated by Wicked Diving who we worked with in Thailand.  Jaya is separating from Wicked Diving after this trip.

Susan is in Vancouver and will also go to San Diego and Boston visiting her sisters.