10 September 2009
After five months of straight shooting, we had to slow down and work on the thousands of images. The WWF Global Photo Network had been patiently waiting for their hi-resolution images but we could feel their itchy fingers wanting to get hold of the files! 🙂 So in beautiful Bali we holed ourselves up in our hotel room to work on images and captions. There was no better place on earth than here to do this work.
And yet we knew we were missing out on a great dive out of Bali. Nusa Penida is known to the world of film makers and photographers as well as ALL divers as one of the most reliable places to see the elusive ocean sunfish or mola mola. And we were right smack in the middle of peak season for molas. So with the generous offer to dive with them, we joined Bali Scuba when we had too much of staring at the computer for one day. One of Bali Scuba’s owners/partners, David, gladly offered to be our dive guide and off we went on a Thursday morning. We had been warned of a rough crossing and cold 17° – 20°C waters. The upwelling cold waters are, after all, the reason why the molas come up from the deep. And of course, the cleaner fish that abound! But we had no worries with the fast speedboat of David. With 400HP engines, we left Sanur at 9 am and were in Nusa Penida by 9:45am – no sweat at all and it was all too easy!