6 – 18 August 2009
We spent 12 wonderful days diving with the entire Pet family and their friends onboard The Seven Seas, a super luxurious dive live aboard operating all over the best sites of Indonesia.
It was Lida Pet-Soede’s much awaited vacation and it was perfect to share this time with her. Lida is the engine behind the WWF Coral Triangle Programme. She coordinates activities with strategy, communications and policy teams to achieve the programme’s goals. A mammoth task but one this lady is quite capable of doing it. We made fast friends with their kids, 11-year-old Eva and 7-year-old Laura, and the trip was a double milestone — Laura’s 3rd-5th dive and Eva’s 100th !
Here’s a little gallery of images of the Pet Family sharing the underwater world together:
Lest we forget why this incredible place is so named, we had our close interaction with Komodo dragons, Varanus komodoensis, on the beach of Horseshoe Bay, South Rinca.
I certainly kept my distance as these reptiles are dangerous and extremely venomous creatures with a taste for meat.
The crew of The Seven Seas was top notch. Diving was pure pleasure with these guys helping us get in and out of the water. And the food! Oh, where do I begin?