Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pulau Weh 2008: Part 1

Greetings from Banda Acheh! I have just got back from a fantastic scuba diving trip at Pulau Weh which is off the northern tip of Sumatra, very near Banda Acheh.

Here are a few pictures of Banda Acheh (which was devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami four years ago) as well as Pulau Weh.

This is one of our fellow divers, Azura giving her best impression of the 'King-of-the-world Titanic' pose on a grounded barge that was washed 2 kilometers inland.

We had to wait for two hours for the ferry to bring us to our final destination: Pulau Weh.

Finally the boat started to chug along, and none too sooner as we were all getting tired, sweaty and hungry (to dive, that is!)

We stayed at Pantai Sumur Tiga beach, which was a very picturesque place indeed.

Our dive itinerary started early the next morning, and Yanni, our trip organiser was only too glad to return to the water again. They don't call her Borneo Turtle for nothing!

Pulau Weh is very famous for its crystal clear waters, lots and lots of fish and humongous sea fans.

I hope these few pics have whet your appetite for more and I will be posting more pics soon. Y'all come back now, y'hear?

Saya rasa sungguh capek sekali, dong. Esok sambung lagi, ya?

3 comments:

Beruang Madu said...

O wow.... cantiknya... rick.. takder kesan2 sedih masa tsunami dulu ker?? how is the people there?? masih sedih ker masih susah ker?? ikan I tahulah mesti dah balik kat tempat asal diorang...

Friggindildo said...

Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are.

Josh said...

Wasey... go scuba again ah? jealous, jealous.