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Sunrise over Hamlahera  
   

Sunrise over Hamlahera

Into the dragons throat - diving inside a subsea volcano

March 6th 2015
Im not an early riser. On the 28th of September, I watched the sun rise over Hamlahera barely able to stop smiling at what I new was about to come. As a geomorphologist living in Australia where we have a grand total of zero volcanoes, to wake up and watch Dukono Volcano puffing out billows of smoke every few minutes added to my anticipation. Located on the eastern tip of Hamlahera, Dukono has ... read more
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6th March 2015

Excellent adventure!
How fabulous and wise to make your dream come true--diving twice in a volcano and swimming with sweetlips (love that name)! Good for you for entering the vent--how many people have the nerve and skill to do that and to see what few have seen? Incredible video--what a great memory of your perfect day! Glad to hear that you're be going on another expedition--I look forward to diving with you again.

Tot: 0.417s; Tpl: 0.022s; cc: 19; qc: 77; dbt: 0.037s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.5mb