I thought it would be easy to find and take a pictures of my most favorite marine organism: Nudibranch. They have both brilliant colors and forms which should be easily caught by my eyes sight. As a mollusc member they don’t have any swiftly movements. Only crawling with their membrane-like foot or Javanese said: slow but sure (nggremet). Well, it was expected very easy to take some photo scenes. I said to my best dive buddy ever, Ferdy the Waterproof Man, “There will be a book of Nudibranch of Baluran soon.”
But it’s all just not as I expected as they should be. They are very god damned small! And this is under the sea brur! A place where we have no longer ability to do something more. No legs to walk, no speed to run and no lips to laugh! Hayo jajalo ngguyu karo nyelem! It means much easier to find Tumo on your head than caught any Nudibranch in their own habitat. We aren’t the ruler there, we’re a visitor, a foreigner.
With my dearest buddy, Ferdy the Waterproof Man, and Agus Borokokok, there’s no barrier which can’t be taken down. No deep sea can’t be delved. And no Nudibranch can’t be photographed. Even with my eyes must mecicil dicilek-cilekno, there’s no turning back. The sea is my backyard. It’s darkness is my sight. It’s risk is my friends. And Nudibranch is my purpose! Hohohoho… gombaallll….
3 thoughts on “Tiny Things Under The Deep Blue Baluran Sea”
Hohoho, it seems like caterpillar. But i don’t know, why do you prefer nudibranch than it? you said caterpillar ‘nggilani’. No-no, nudibranch too, ‘riwug-riwug’!!
**You can’t even imagine how exited I’m when I see them. it’s definitively different with caterpillar, nothing could be compared between.
ini di Pantai Bama bisa diving ya? atau hanya snorkling aja bisa ktemu dengan si Nudi, clown fish dan lion fish?
**bisa bu, emang bama itu lebih cocok buat snorkling karena dangkal. kalo mau dibing, masih ada yang lebih bagus lagi. tinggal pingin lihat apa?
Wah ternyata Baluran tak kalah dengan Bunaken ya
saya pernah diving di Bunaken, dan agak kecewa dengan kondisinya yang sudah mulai agak kotor. Sepertinya harus melihat langsung Baluran nih, apalagi dekat…
semoga bisa kesana secepatnya
**yes, satu lagi yang sudah terprovokasi hehehe… ditunggu kedatangannya di baluran 😀