There are so many tales about how big our oceans are. Even said that all of our continents could be fitted into the Pacific Ocean tells us how gigantic our oceans are. This enormous earth’s ocean is the one that keep our weather in it cycle, it regulates the earth’s temperature and it’s sustaining the live on earth since millennia. But, since the dawn of human being and now with all of our advanced technology, we still didn’t know very much about our ocean. NOAA said that more than eighty percent of the earth’s ocean is still unexplored. That’s a huge irony since at 2019, NASA released three-dimensional mapping data from the moon, that roughly covers about 98 percent of moon’s surface. Furthermore, NOAA even said that only 35 percent of United States oceans and coastal waters have been surveyed, that means they still have a big chunk of the big blue that remain undiscovered. Enough said that USA has been the leading country in science and technology, and more than half of its citizen lives in the proximity of coastal areas.Read more
Sempu Strait, a narrow water body that separates the Mainland Java with Sempu Island. This narrow three kilometers strait extends for about 300 meters at it nearest point, making it nearly possible for people to get to the otherside just by swimming! But seriously tho, don’t even try it, especially when it’s the peak of fishing season where about three hundred fishing boats would come and go from the nearby Pondokdadap Fishingport that located right at the heart of this strait.Read more
Salut tout le monde!
Could you imagine a dive site with gigantic beams, massive steel plate with a lot of crevice
to play hide and seek, lying upon dark volcanic sand and swarmed with marine life? That’s Tulamben, where the remain of 120 meters long (some claimed its 125 meters long) USAT Liberty resting beneath the calm sea swell. Read more
It might bring you into a greater astonishment, as you are diving inside an unexplored dive site that so much little known by many, but in the end, what you got is clearly beyond your expectation. That’s what I got at my last dive trip at Tiga Warna Beach, a small Community-Developed Marine Protected Area at the Western End of the Sempu Strait, Malang. While a year of diving only coming up with a couple of Phyllid Nudibranch, I’m not expecting anything else when I’m submerging myself into its waters. Guided by the locals, we begin to explore at late noon, it is when the Nudibranches and Sea Slugs alike are coming out to feed, mostly. Read more
It was early morning, sunny and 86 at the desolate coast of Southern Malang, when we spent our times amid the waves, with our eyes scanning the horizon for the sign of life above a small and narrow fishermen boat that nodded by the gentle crash of the swell. It was my first experience, holding tight my camera and trying not to miss every moment while watching a pod of dolphin passing nearby. Read more