We got the tour of the boat from Cristina, our Italian dive instructor, and our other dive guide, a local guy named Nelwan. Because of weird weather for the season the news was that the South of Komodo was bad viz while the North was good, which may be due to El Nino. Since this is contrary to what normally occurs at this time, we decided to change the itinerary and head towards North Komodo.
|Cute little flatworm|
The decision proved best when we arrived at our first dive site on an island just North of Kanawa, where we stayed last time. We were met with clear, blue water. We did two dives in the area then found a fun little cove to anchor the night for. Before sunset we jumped on one of the small boats and took a short hike up on top of a hill of a small uninhabited island to a great sunset overlook. Kristina busted out some beer and we all soaked up the changing colors. When it comes to sunset in Komodo, they only have the best, and this one was par for the course. A great first day on the liveaboard.
|Reef scene with a magnificent anemone|
|Lionfish and sunburst|
|Hiking on a deserted island|
|Komodo sunset scene|
|Heidi taking in the sunset|