We woke up to a nice morning. Putting on our gear, load everything up to the boat and all of a sudden the west wind and rain came in full force out of nowhere. It was so sudden, my dive mate was still holding a cold coke thinking that it was going to be a bright sunny day haha. Thank you God for your fresh morning shower! (Not!!) Determined, we continued our boat ride.
Our plan to stop at Batee Tokong (Strong Stone in local language) failed due to strong current. We went to Selako Drift instead. Paying homage to the name, we were literally drifting in the current. Taking picture (again) has turned out to be another challenge, especially when you had to hang on to your knickers everytime you stop from the commotion. My effort to immortalized moray eels ménage-au-deux was quite unsuccessful. I decided to just enjoy the ride and can’t wait for our way back to the boat.
We then asked Ampon and Robi, to just stayed in House Reef for the second dive and do some muck diving. Thankfully, it was an easy dive.
The best part of muck diving was you can just stay in one place and let the little critters reveal themselves to you. Hello, banded shrimps. And this OCD typed shrimps, came up to Ampon’s mouth , dying to clean it. But when I tried it, he won’t budge, guest my teeth were perfectly clean haha.
I also managed to see a couple of stone fishes perfectly blend to its environment, pretty scary considering the fact that they have such venomous thorn on their back. One can easily mistaken them for coral and just touch it without knowing. The highlight of this dive was ghost pipe fish! Robi found one pair underneath dying coral in front of a Moray Eel. Perfect moment to capture but my battery just decided to give its last breath and went into hibernation AAArrrrgggghhhh!!! Thus end our Weh’s diving trip.
After continuous request for an authentic Gule Kambing, Robi finally managed to arrange for an intimate dinner for us in Long Beach, Iboih, 20minutes from where we stayed. What makes it authentic is ganja, or bakung in local language. In the good old days, it is used to tenderized the meat. But it’s not as easily found or cheaply bought these days. I’m not quite sure what they put it in, but that meat was definitely tender that night and I was somehow so happy afterwards 😀