I dunno how many time I have said it again and again in my blog.
But that's exactly what I feel whenever I saw my underwater photos :D.
I certainly hope I don't sound like a broken record....
By the waaay.....It's been a while since my last trip and finally, during xmas break last 2013, I finally had a chance to join my friends and DM, Pak Sinek, to have another diving trip in my homeland...
This time, we started our journey in a relaxing mood. Itas 11 of us in total, including my DM. Usually, the trip starts at 7 am, but as everyone was in jolly xmas mood (although I didn't celebrate it :D), we arrived at 9 am at Ketapang Port, in Hanura, Lampung.
After packing, getting all the logistics and taking a few shots, we were good to go..yaaay...
Destination: Tanjung Putus and Pagaran spots.
It took around 40 minutes to go to Tanjung Putus. I have written our snorkeling and islands hop-on-hop-off day trip before (feel free to check it here, Kampungku Lampung - Tanjung Putus ), but his time we'll try the diving spot.
Pagaran is even a bit further than Tanjung Putus, almost heading to Balak Island or in Lampungnese, means Big Island.
After around 40 minutes ride on our boat, we arrived on the spot and swiftly getting ready...Don't wanna miss more time as it was precious!
I decided to use my new 'toys', Canon G15 with Fantasea underwater casing. Well, as this is my maiden voyage with this new camera, I was still struggling to get my hands on it. Most photos were either blurred or unsaturated...so pale, or just simply blue :D..I used to have Canon D20, a point-and-shoot compact, which I loved soo much. But it was gone in Bali and I had this new baby from my last trip to NY. It was quite a bargain, as I bought them bundled with underwater flashlight as a bonus. Not bad :D!
First dive was so refreshing...after being out-of-deep-blue-sea for quite some times, I found my world again down here. Took a while to find my balance again, but it all felt like riding your bike, you'll never forget it :D.
So, down in Pagaran. we faced a deep wall with some weird 'boiling water spring' in around 10 metres deep. But the visibility was not that good, so I only managed to dive around and saw healthy corals here and there.
|my buddy near the wall at Pagaran...|
Of course, there were so many fish, but I was struggling with my new handset and decided to let it go this time. Maybe I got luck on the second dive :D.
|Balak Island, where we had our lunch :D...|
Karena judulnya memang santai dan ngg ngoyo, jadi kami hanya sempat melakukan 2 dives, instead of 3..
Dan untuk makan siang, kami mampir ke Pulau Balak...Bahagianyaa...tidur-tiduran di pasir putih, sambil melihat langit biru yang luar biasa indah, dan mendengar suara ombak yang sayup-sayup...Syahdu!
Dan ini yang buat diving jadi nyandu...
|underwater floral set...|
One hour interval, we were ready to rumble again....This time, I asked my buddy's assistance on the camera settings. Well, apparently I got better luck this time...We started from the beach and headed to Tanjung Putus dock....better visibility this time, although I still have so
Check out some of the patterns I found down there..Most of them are alive, and clapping :D...I was soooo fascinated by the groups of frond oysters flocking around the poles under the dock in Tanjung Putus. It was dominated by pale sandy color and red! I just loveeee them...
|frond oysters, flocking on the dock's pole...captivating!|
|looks like a perfect set for an underwater pre-wed to me :D..|
|when you get near them, they are closed :D...|
|He prefers to stick around here I guess...|
Then, we managed to go around the area...swam a bit further and simply enjoyed the surroundings.
It felt so peaceful.... and my eyes! They feasted on the beauty of underwater world. Rich in colors and shapes ...I felt sooo grateful that God allows me to witness all this beauty!
Finally, I checked my oxygen thank and it was almost empty..
time to get up and call it a day, sadly...
On my last round, I managed to catch this....
On our way back, Allah SWT masih terus memanjakan kami dengan keindahan ciptaan-Nya. Semburat jingga menutup perjalanan kami kali ini. Subhanallah, luar biasa indahnya!
|See you sooon.....|
Well, I can never get enough of it...Semoga Tuhan YME berkenan memberikan kesempatan, kesehatan dan rezeki untuk terus menikmati dan mensyukuri nikmat keindahan ini....Amiiin..
|Cheers from Lampung Bay.....|