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Komodo Trip Report: Biodiversity Amid Nature’s Fury
PixelLetch - 4/21/2017 6:45 AM
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(Or Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dragon Scorned)Komodo National Park lies near Bali, between East & West Nusa Tenggara islands in Indonesia. Our intrepid group of Optical Ocean Sales photographers managed to survive a cold wet season dive expedition there last February on the Damai 1 liveaboard boat.Cold and wet aren’t what usually comes to mind when thinking of Komodo, which is hot and dry most of the year. But during the short winter months things reverse. The north becomes cold and the south becomes warmer. Which can be fine; the southern sites are some of the best. Except when there’s a typhoon blowing off the south of Australia. Then the area can all be very exposed. Which is what greeted us on and off during course of the trip.Visibility in the water suffered at times, but good diving was found amid changing conditions of wind and rain. However, we were limited to where we could go. Denise and I managed to get colds on our layover in Bali, but the rest of the group...This is a summary only. Please see our blog for the full article, photos and much more!