Until you have put a mask on and been down there, you don't know what you are missing....Staying on the surface is like going to the circus and staying outside the tent...So I would like to share what I am lucky enough to see there. Hopefully, this will help them begin to understand why I travel all over the world to go dive.
I hope you enjoy the trip...Don't hesitate to let me know your thoughts...
Images from my latest trip in the Banda Sea!!!
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