This is an authorized translation in English of a post in French by @marc-allaria: SULAWESIE - Stop#7 - Reportage: Plonger sous sa maison...!
As my primary language is not English, there are probably some mistakes in my translation.
Remember that the person who speaks here is NOT me, Vincent Celier (@vcelier), but Marc Allaria (@marc-allaria), a French guy.
SELAYAR - Part 1
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I leave Bira in the right tempo. Not too early because the place is pretty and relaxing, it would have been a shame to deprive me of it, and not too late because to tell the truth, I see here some impulses towards tourist companies that I do not want to redo in my life. The status of traveler suits me very well. So far curiosity has been the binder of my meetings with the villagers, I do not want interest to take its place.
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I jump with an empty safety jacket, plunge instantly and find myself in an instant along a wall of 60m with the hull of my boat in shadow on the surface. Happiness must not be very far! The diving is beautiful, but it is not the most important. I could dwell on the plumbs, the depth, the few curious sharks, surprising macros, but I prefer to insist on the happiness I felt and the luxury of knowing I am diving under my house.
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I spend a few days without moving 100m. Morning dive, landing under the hull, working photos, relaxing nights thinking that under my pillow a few meters away the sharks I have seen during the day must be swimming...
And then the weather report looks threatening for Aurora, which should not turn in the other direction. I leave the anchorage with regret, but crazy with happiness, and finally sail towards Selayar ...
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02: DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: The fishing file ...!, by @marc-allaria
03: DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: The Cagayan Islands, by @marc-allaria
04: DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: Seaweed...!, by @marc-allaria
05: DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: The Bacuit Archipelago, by @marc-allaria
06: BORNEO: Kudat and the technical stop, by @marc-allaria
07: BORNEO: Kinabatangan River, by @marc-allaria
08: BORNEO: Maratua, part 1, by @marc-allaria
09: BORNEO: Big Fish School, by @marc-allaria
10: BORNEO: Diving in Maratua ...!, by @marc-allaria
11: BORNEO: The jellyfish lake ...!, by @marc-allaria
12: SULAWESI: Sewia...!, by @marc-allaria
13: SULAWESI: Story of a dive at Pasoso Island...!, by @marc-allaria
14: SULAWESI: Tanjun Kai...!, by @marc-allaria
15: SULAWESI: Kopoposang...!, by @marc-allaria
16: SULAWESI: PA-RA-SI-TE...!, by @marc-allaria
17: SULAWESI: BIRA...!, by @marc-allaria