Ironworks Staff Members' Indonesian Adventure
Recently, front desk staff members Jeff and Michele headed out on a three month tour of Indonesia. Here's Jeff's take on their adventure:
We went to Indonesia to dive, the richest coral reef diving in the world is found in the archipelago. The creatures and terrain are hugely varied. shallow coral gardens packed with color, massive open water walls and pinnacles blasted by nutrient rich currents and some of the finest black sand muck diving around.
Coral Garden Larry's yellow Wall of Texas, Nusa Code, South Rinca
Ornate ghost pipefish, BBC Rocks, Rinca
Travel in Indonesia is rough and sometimes frustrating. The roads are hazardous and the infrastructure is poor. Everyone who travels Indonesia has a story regarding transport, planes are poorly maintained often leaving late or not at all and sometimes leave early! Traffic can be horrendous and emissions are not controlled. Ferries are overcrowded and sometimes sink. My favorite transport story begins with a typical extended delay. A Pelni Ferry departing from Labuanbajo (LBJ) finally underway, abruptly turns back to port an hour into the journey, the captain is dead.
Northern Stargazer, Lembeh. North Sulawesi
When asked about the trip Michelle has variously responded with cryptic one word answers such as "informative", "interesting" and "fascinating".
Michelle and Mt. Bromo, sunrise, Java
The reality is a mixture of pleasure and mild suffering, feast or famine. Our trip was punctuated with three key dive excursions. Two liveaboard dive trips to Komodo National Park, Flores and an extended stay at Lembeh Straight, North Sulawesi.
Dragon house, Komodo National Park, Rinca
If you have any questions about travel or diving in Indonesia, feel free to ask either Jeffrey or Michelle at the front desk!
Labels: Indonesia, Komodo National Park, Lembeh Straight