Bajo to Bali Sanur Again !!

Trip Start Oct 07, 2010
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Trip End Nov 12, 2010


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

We have a 6am boat waiting for us this morning to take us from Angel Island to Labuan Bajo and our onward flight to Denpasar Bali, ive probably enjoyed this part of the trip the most you cant beat getting away from everything ive made lots of new friends on the island especially through diving you cant beat it anyway after a few last minute piccies the boat is off to Labuan Bajo journey time of approx 30 minutes.

On arrival at the jetty we are met and taken to the office to pay out final bill then finally to the airport our plane is due to depart at 08.40 am and it takes about an hour and 10 minutes to get to Bali.

Arriving at the airport it's a short taxi ride to Sanur and back to the Swastika Bungalows for the third time this trip , they have my favorite room ready for me number 53 and this was the room me & Adrian (fellow travelling buddy) had when I first staying in Bali back in 2007.

Its too early for check in so its off for a bit of breakfast this is when I get to look at the paper and find out about the Volcano eruption & Tsunami in Java, not so long ago me & Ted were standing on top of Borobudur temple looking at Mount Merapi, I remember him commenting to me about smoke emitting from the volcano im sure my response was don’t they always do that obviously not, anyhow my thoughts are with the Indonesian people as they deal with this double disaster.

Im quite excited today as its time to catch up with some old acquaintances at Bali scuba, last year I worked for them as a Divemaster for nearly 6 weeks so it will be good to catch up.

First surprise of the day when I get there I don’t recognize anyone and second the bloke then tells me the dive boat full tomorrow and I wont be going with them even though we had agreed via emails that I would pop in today and pay for tomorrow im not best happy.

 Just as im about to give up hope some familiar faces appear my instructor for last year Knute great bloke he is, we try and sort out some diving but it appears all the can offer me is Tulamben & to be honest after diving in Komodo im not going to put up with a 4 hour bus ride each way to dive there so I politely decline and leave so much for happy reunions but I guess this how sometimes things play out.

Now I have 2 days spare in Sanur what am I going to do? well the answer is im going diving tomorrow , when Bali Scuba let me down originally earlier in the holiday I went diving with Crystal divers so now it’s a cab ride there to see if they can help me out.

Unfortunately they are fully booked tomorrow however one of the instructors swaps his day off so he can take me diving at Padang Bai tomorrow great stuff and great service thanks Crystal divers see you tomorrow.

Bags checked into the hotel its time for chilling out & catching up with this blog as they have the world’s slowest wireless internet at the Swastika but it’s free so I cant complain.

Noodles tonight and im all set for diving in the morning
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