Known for it's terrific muck diving, Bali has some of Indonesia's most interesting invertebrates and fish including the rhinopias (above), and many more cryptic and marvelously ornate critters.
"The underwater world in Bali offers a great variety of species. Located in the southwestern part of the coral triangle, the richness of the coral reefs are unique. More than 3,500 species have been discovered here. The Indonesian current is in charge of transporting plankton to the reefs around Bali. This very important current transport the water from the Pacific Ocean, Java and Bande Sea, to the Indian Ocean. This optimal geographic situation guarantees the great diversity of fish, coral, and critters; including nudibranchs, rhinopias, ghost pipe fish, cowries, boxer crabs, mimic octopus, wonderpus, and many more." - Alam Batu
When: February 24 - March 3, 2019
_____Ubud is located in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia - surrounded by rice patties and rainforest - dotted by Hindu temples and shrines - Ubud is known as a center for crafts and art.