Dive Number: 369 06/10/12 Cenderawasih Bay, Kwatisore Bagan

Conditions: Good

Visibilty: 15m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 80minutes

Max Depth: 8m

Details: After two days sailing and a lot of anticipation we finally made it to the famous Cenderawasih Bay bagans. These bagans, (or fishing platforms) are used by indonesian fisherman to camp out on and fish during the night by enticing fish up to thier lights, drawing them into the middle of the bagan, and then closing the nets in around them. The local whalesharks have a field day picking off any stray fish, and now with the interest of the dive community, the bagan operators are feeding them during the day. Up to around 7 whalesharks can be at the bagans at one time, but most days 2-3 hung out for a feed and to swim with the snap happy tourists.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes