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My Last Few Days in Komodo were Absolutely Blissful

My Last Few Days in Komodo were Absolutely Blissful

Welcome to Fab Photos Friday! I doubt these photos do my trip justice. My last few days in Komodo were absolutely blissful! The beauty of Komodo National Park continues to amaze me. I confess that I love looking at the photos from every dive site and every moment of my Ray of Hope Expedition on The […]

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Colorful Pink Beach Beauties and the Best Night Dive Ever!

Colorful Pink Beach Beauties and the Best Night Dive Ever!

Day 5 of our Ray of Hope Expedition on The Arenui in Komodo National Park, Indonesia and it brought colorful Pink Beach beauties, and the best night dive ever! The day started out sunny and beautiful, and the first two dives were spent searching for mantas, as I published last Friday at http://travelswithtam.com/fab-photo-friday-reef-mantas/. In the […]

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Fab Photo Friday: Reef Mantas in Komodo National Park

Fab Photo Friday: Reef Mantas in Komodo National Park

It is Fab Photo Friday! On Day 4, the Ray of Hope Expedition caught up with Mantas! ROHE’s main goal is always to identify as many manta rays as possible, and records were broken on this trip! Takat Makkasar is a known Manta hangout, so day 4 was mostly spent on this reef. When we […]

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Ray of Hope Expedition: Dive Adventure in Komodo

Ray of Hope Expedition: Dive Adventure in Komodo

My latest dive adventure on the Arenui in Komodo, Indonesia was also a Ray of Hope Expedition. What is a ROHE, you ask? It is a trip where research and the sheer joy of diving conjoin. Dr Andrea Marshall, co-founder of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, explains: “Explore new aggregation sites with us, encounter mantas in […]

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Diving Komodo: Angel Reef and Satonda

Diving Komodo: Angel Reef and Satonda

I have to confess that the first dive in Komodo was unbelievable! It was like turning a sugar lover loose in a candy store. There was so much to see! The Arenui is LUX. At 6:30 a.m. we were awakened, and everyone met in the dining room for “first breakfast”. First breakfast is continental…coffee, fruit, yogurt. […]

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Diving Komodo, Indonesia with Arenui, The Boutique Liveaboard

Diving Komodo, Indonesia with Arenui, The Boutique Liveaboard

    At the end of my stay on Bali, I embarked upon a journey through Indonesia to Komodo Island, diving, and much more, along the way. I chose the Arenui because it was sponsoring a Ray of Hope Expedition (Marine Megafauna Foundation) and Dr Andrea Marshall, aka Queen of Mantas, was on board as […]

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Bali’s Volcanos and Hot Springs are Worth Visiting!

Bali’s Volcanos and Hot Springs are Worth Visiting!

On my second tour day with Bali Bliss Tour, we went to the Batur Volcano and its famous healing Hot Springs. There are three volcanos, Batur, Mount Agung, and Bratan. I chose Batur because I wanted to soak in the hot mineral water. And it was wonderful!  The volcano and hot springs were a two […]

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My Dive Experience in Bali

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My Dive Experience in Bali

Nusa Penida is an island off the coast of Bali (and part of the nation of Bali). Rumor has it that manta rays and mola mola (oceanic sunfish) hang out at one of the dive sites there, so I scurried off to check it out! I did my research and went diving with Blue Season […]

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Touring Bali: The Barong and the Rangda

Touring Bali: The Barong and the Rangda

  Enjoying a day out and about in Bali with Bali Bliss Tour, I learned quite a lot about Bali’s culture and history. First, the majority of Balinese are Hindu, and there are temples and offerings everywhere…in that, it reminds me of Thailand. In Bali, deities and shrines are covered in material of black and […]

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Selamat Datang to Bali and the Maya Sanur!

Selamat Datang to Bali and the Maya Sanur!

The trip to Bali was exhausting….and long. The routing was very lacking! I had to fly from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, a 9 hour flight, then from Kuala Lumpur to Depensar, Bali. I arrived in need of succor, and I certainly received it at the Maya Sanur Resort and Spa. I was given a cool […]

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