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  • Created: August 1, 2018
  • Updated: August 9, 2018
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Address: GIli Lawadarat
The Cauldron is the channel between Gili Lawadarat and Gili Lawalaut.
22 July Dive 3 - 49 min, depth 22m, 29C
The tidal flow was very strong during the afternoon of the 22nd as it was a transition to the New Moon, and we had been experiencing very strong falling tides. So Andy decided we should do the Cauldron at sunset when the tidal flow was weaker. I must admit I think the tide was turning just after we started our dive as it was pushing against us slightly from the start which made us work harder than expected and made it difficult to look for critters. Not the drift dive we were expecting!
We started from the south-western side and worked our way up to the edge of the Cauldron, which we hoped we could drift over. However, the current was far to strong when we got there (as the tide had turned) and as soon as we released our hold on the rocks at the lip we were pushed back down into the cauldron (something we had discussed and planned for in dive briefing so it was not a surprise

Dive map of area Komodo dive area http://www.bluewateradventures.org/diving/komodo-dive-map

Read more in my blog for day 3

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The Cauldron is the channel between Gili Lawadarat and Gili Lawalaut.
22 July Dive 3 – 49 min, depth 22m, 29C
The tidal flow was very strong during the afternoon of the 22nd as it was a transition to the New Moon, and we had been experiencing very strong falling tides. So Andy decided we should do the Cauldron at sunset when the tidal flow was weaker. I must admit I think the tide was turning just after we started our dive as it was pushing against us slightly from the start which made us work harder than expected and made it difficult to look for critters. Not the drift dive we were expecting!
We started from the south-western side and worked our way up to the edge of the Cauldron, which we hoped we could drift over. However, the current was far to strong when we got there (as the tide had turned) and as soon as we released our hold on the rocks at the lip we were pushed back down into the cauldron (something we had discussed and planned for in dive briefing so it was not a surprise

Dive map of area Komodo dive area http://www.bluewateradventures.org/diving/komodo-dive-map

Read more in my blog for day 3