Δευτέρα, 24 Μαρτίου 2008

THE TULAMBEN WALL


Should you want to take a break from wreck diving, there is a good coral wall beginning just off the eastern end of the beach. The rocky knoll southeast of town plunges straight down into the sea, and coral grows along its face. You must be cautious whom you dive with or what group you follow, as the fine gray sediment here is easily stirred up.
The Tulamben Wall is known for rare species, including the Longnose Hawkfish,
Large barrel sponges sprouted from the slope, and sponges in general, like the tube, vase, and encrusting sponges were abundant here. Once we left the wall, the coral grew only in small knolls.
The final part of dive was a short glide over black sand. This environment, though it may appear featureless at a first glance, is the home to many skeleton shrimps, ornate ghost pippefish, and juvenile scorpionfish.
Women from nearby village transfer the dive equipment on top their heads. Mimpi Tulamben resort provides for good Bali lunch and coffee. Papasdive offers an excellent service in affordable prices. Once more I would like to thank Daesuke for helping me to shoot my most interested underwater photos.

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