Now I can say I understand the quote “I’m over the moon when I’m underwater”.
I wrote about it’s never too late to learn something new just because I’ve been learning many new things after 30. And also, I learned to swim last year. Some of you would say; where have you been Annie? I also wish I shouldn’t had been anywhere else so long but maybe that maybe “Better Late than Never” or “Never Too Late to Learn”.
So here I wanted to share the stories of my first time underwater in Bali.
Last year in mid August , Alex and I made a motorcycle road trip in Bali. After stopped by a small lovely village called Candi Dasa, we continued riding up to a coastal strip of fishing villages in East Bali called Amed Village. The spot to Dive and Snorkel is right on Jemeluk Beach, just hopping in and there they are, the underwater life .
So my first tried was there! Alex was my baby sitting. There were many beautiful fishes which amazed me up. I was so exited and going here and there and here again got me a little dizzy. But most of all the feeling was fulfilled I had never felt like that for a long time.
Seeing lovely clownfish for the first time in the ocean not aquarium was got me smitten! They are just too cute!
After Amed, we tried it again at Lovina; a coastal area on the northwestern side of the island of Bali. We took a spider boat to the coral area 2-3 km offshore. To find the boat: book through hotel or finding the fisherman on Lovina beach, talked and when we felt right, we just decided to go with him.
First, we went for Dolphins watching in early morning (5am.) and then snorkeling at the coral reefs area.
The Dolphins watching was amazing, we saw a lot of them playing and teasing around. The important thing, the fisherman told us about how to be patient and waiting for the right moment for the Dolphins to show up. There is not necessary to chase them to every direction, it will get them stressed and also do not forcing the captain to do it too.
We continued to the reef house after the dolphins was gone. The water was super transparent, gave the ability to see the corals and fishes from above very clear. It was too exited like couldn’t wait any longer to crawl down.
My another dream was fulfilled! I’ve fallen in love with the ocean since then…
So, I’ll be back to the ocean again.
Fins renting at Jameluk Beach: $2 UDS per person.
Dolphin watching and Snorkeling trip at Lovina: 400,000 Rupiah or around $30. One boat carries up to 4 people but that day was only us went with him!