Having endured nearly 8 months of isolation, the idea of getting out of the house and joining a small team of committed conservationists on a trip of a lifetime on the Seven Seas didn’t require a second thought.
If you are fortunate enough to be in Indonesia right now (Indonesian or expat on residence visa), you don’t have lots of money to spend, but you’re a keen diver…
This October I was leading a two weeks snorkeling trip all around Komodo and including a quick visit to Sumbawa. As many of our trips are dive trips or mixed trips (snorkeling-diving), this pure snorkeling trip was a new experience: I loved it.
Our combination trips to the East of Flores, Sumbawa and Komodo never cease me to amaze me. During our recent trip we sailed almost 550 miles, heading first to the East until Alor, then back to the West until Komodo, with a detour around Sumbawa.
Why are these combination trips so interesting for underwater photography and videography? The Seven Seas’ cruise director Alex del Olmo tells you.
Us few snorkelers had our own reward in a bittersweet way. Seeing a small manta (1.5-2 m) with a strange series of white lines marking its back, I free dived down and noticed deep cuts in the left wing. The second dive down I found a long monofilament fishing line trailing behind it.