Morotai Island, Indonesia,
29 March - 3rd April 2019
text and photos - Trudy and Gary
Four Divers, an aunt and a baby arrived in Morotai Island on 29th March for an exciting dive trip to an exotic new location Wrecks and sharks were promised and fulfilled in spades!
The first day was a checkout dive to Museum site ... a shore dive with some interesting macro life which mummy skipped to settle baby, but the next day, the full group of four were on.
First dive to WW2 wrecks: two planes and several bits of jeeps were seen. The other two dives that day provided lots of Chromodoris willani and turtle, and blue spotted ray and tuna sightings.
On the 31st, we dived Shark Point, and about twenty and more sharks circled us till we moved on. We were much entertained by a shark being out-hunted by a very bold bluefin trevally and another shark playing nose ball ... hilarious! We spent the rest of the dives that day searching for weird macro.
The last day of diving started at Galo Galo Cave, a 10m U-shaped cave which ended with mobula ray sightings, the rest of the dive had mobula schools pass us by culminating in a single school of twenty eight individuals!
Last dive back to macro, a tiny skeleton shrimp being the tiniest thing l have ever seen. With viz between 10-20m and lots of pristine coral life, we certainly want to come back to Morotai Thanks to Chin, YT, Gary, Yap, Caspian and Trudy for a fun trip to Morotai Island.