Bali-Komodo diving
Oct 27, 2015Public
Photo: We relax for a few days at Tulamben before heading out to Komodo.
Photo: Behind the town looms Gunung Agung. It last erupted in 1963-64 and is 9,944 ft. high.
Photo: Tulamben is home to the Liberty, a WW2 wreck that extends from the  the shore to a depth of over 100 ft. This enormous barracuda guards the bow in about 20 ft. of water.
Photo: The fish here are completely unafraid due to the large number of visiting divers -- perhaps too unafraid!
Photo: Sixbar Wrasse - Thalassoma hardwicke
Photo: ditto
Photo: Jansen's Wrasse - Thalassoma janseni
Photo: Striped Surgeonfish - Acanthurus lineatus
Fish photography is too easy on the Liberty!
Photo: Golden Rabbitfish - Siganus guttatus
Photo: Randall's Anthias, male - Pseudanthias randalli
(named for Hawaii's own Jack Randall)
Photo: Lori's Anthias - Pseudanthias lori
(this one is named for Jack Randall's daughter)
Photo: Lots of Lori's Anthias
Photo: Purple Anthias male - Pseudanthias tuka
Photo: Longnose Hawkfish - Oxycirrhites typus -  in gorgonian
(what other tiny animals can you see here?)
Photo: Culcita novaeguineae spawning
Photo: Common Lionfish - Pterois volitans
Photo: Spondylus varians Thorny Oyster
Photo: Spondylus varians Thorny Oyster