08 February, 2009

Thousand Islands not just a Salad Dressing!!

My friend Harvey has recently sent in a brief report and some pics about relaxing and diving in Pulau Seribu aka Thousand Islands in Indonesia.

I quote Harvey's comment: "It is not an outstanding diving area, but very beautiful both above and below the water.
It has a lot of colour, hard and soft corals, but nothing like the variety of fish species you can find in Tulamben.
The main difference is the awesome feeling of tranquility you get sitting on a desert island and just wading out to the reef right in front of you".

Pulau Seribu means a "Thousand Island" consisting of almost 128 small islands located in the Bay of Jakarta in the Java Sea. Most of these are inhabited and can be reach in about 1 - 2 hours from Marina Ancol by ferry or by chartered board. The surrounding reefs are home to a wide variety of fishes, making Pulau Seribu an ideal spot for diving, Snorkeling and fishing. Some of the islands is this group developed for tourism are Pulau Bidadari, Pulau Ayer, Sepa, Coconut, Pelangi, Bira, Pantara, Kul-kul and Pulau Putri. There are also cabins for tourists, besides golden beaches fringed with coconut palms. The surrounding waters are a paradise for skin divers.They are filled with a myriad of tropical fish, which live among the multicolored corals.

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