As most Chicagoans will be cheering on the Bears while they 'pack' the Packers today, I'll be 'packing' as well... for my big trip to Indonesia. I leave on Saturday 1/29 to chase my passion for finding and photographing nudibranchs! I fly from O'Hare to Houston to Russia (!?!?!?) to Singapore to Densapar Bali. Then I overnight at Puri Santrian before taking the private flight to Wakatobi, a diver's paradise. There are only two flights to Wakatobi every month (and that's the only way to get there).
Then I spend a few days at SCUBA Seraya. I've been there before but this time I may just dive their beach, Seraya Secrets. I've heard that there are over 100 species of nudibranchs found there alone!
I wrap up my trip with a week at Malaku Divers. An old crewmate from the Palau Aggressor, Marcel is the manager there now. This is where they found the psychedelic frogfish last year. I hope he knows exactly where that frogfish lives, but more importantly we need to find some new crazy exotic nudibranchs I can photograph and post on my Nudi Girl wall.
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Just one more week of this Chicago winter weather!