Damn... My first visit to this side of the forum. I thought I am not yet a qualified freediver so I stay away from this one.
Don't worry people, DB beloved Erik & wife is going into a paradise....Indonesia....my place....my city. I'll take care of him here, maybe smuggle him into a bar if Neeka not looking
Internet here is available at every corner, just like mushrooms in the humid air, only US$0.5 per hour of use ....... 56K modem connection.
Jakarta has everything to offer ( bombs not included:naughty ), for those who has never been here one might think you will end of in BedRock with Wilma and Fred Flintstone................man this is a modern city. You will be surprised to see houses sporting 10-20 footer parabolic antena dish, u probably think Jakarta communicates often with E.T. Quite a sight to see a Porsche trying to overtake a three wheeler mini taxi ( like those in India ).
Cellular phone is very good. Computers are so cheap and advance cause u need not buy branded IBM, you can get those non-branded "Grasshoper" we call it. Cars much more expensive than US but way cheaper than Singapore.
10,000 plus islands nation wide, u can spend a life time backpacking and you can't see it all. No less than a hundred dialects nation wide but everyone speaks the national language.
Some of the best diving spots in the world, world reknowned Manado, Bali, Wakatobi.........damn so much more....but some are expensive to go.
Any kind of food is available here, including junks ones like McDonald, Wendy and bla bla bla.
Erik & Neeka will love this (god forsaken) country......... I mean with me around
If you like wave surfing, we have at least two world class "Gland" locations.
Freediving buddies.............hhhmmmm...... me ?:waterwork . Must get Eric to teach me how do it. I am aiming for no more than 60 seconds and 60 feet. My 3 packs a day smoking is not something I will want to give up:head.
I'll get Eric to meet up with a few Aussie freedivers, one of them is the designer/owner of Collins Speargun. He lives here in Jakarta and..................... he loves it here.
Maybe we get Eric to open a freediving class to allow him to be "alive". Getting the student might not be the problem, getting the visibility to exceed 30 feet in nearby water is the problem
I'll give him a welcome present. I'll take him to the famous World War 2 wreck. The 565 feet long USS Houston and the original HMAS Perth (5% smaller ) , both sank in 1942. In most cases he must strap a tank to see them, shallow (120 feet ) but water is hostile.
You guys won't miss him. By the first month or so of his stay, he will be back on line again at DB...........guaranteed.