13.04.2009 90 °F
Andy and I are in northern Bali in a dive/beach town called Tulamben. We drove into town to use the internet today since it doesn't exist where we are. We left Ubud about 5 days ago and stopped in a town called Padongbai before coming to Tulamben bc we couldn't find a ride going that far. Padongbai was a cute port town. We ate some good fish, snorkeled and attended a full moon party on the beach. The local Balinese band played for us. The music consisted of some Bob Marley "Don't worry be sexy", Phish and Pink Floyd all in a Balinese accent. You had to of been there. Then after a night we got a ride to Tulamben. Tulamben is about the size of one block but you don't need much when you have the dive spots that they do. Andy took me diving for the first time yesterday. One of the top 5 best days of my life. Once you get past putting the wet suit on it is such a blast. We saw 2 black tip sharks, scorpion fish, lots of colorful star fish, ribbon eels that poke their heads out of the ground like worms. Also the Liberty American war ship sunk off the coast and we went and checked that out. We are going again tomorrow to do a wall of coral and cannot wait. It is like discovering another world you didn't know about. All the fish are so busy down there. At one point we had 10 good size fish following us. I turned around and one was staring me square in the face. Andy said they looked like angel fish.
We will be here for another 3 nights so no internet. When I get back to Ubud I will be sure to upload more photos and write more.