Let me tell you a little background story about Cafe Garam. This place is located just outside of tulamben, it was half an hour away from our resort. Cafe garam is actually just a typical resort with a cafe near a beach. But the beach was not the typical kind of beach, it was much saltier than other beaches. So people used to gather the water in a pitch, the sun evaporates the water, leaving the salt behind. It was not pure salt left behind, so they had to further filtrate it.
Anyways, we came here not for the salt, but for diving. Apparently the people here have submerged some metal objects to invite the marine life there. Before we proceed with our dive, we were briefed about this iste. They had map, locating all the objects and at whta depth they are in. We carefully plan our dive so we will be able to see all of these objects. There were huge letters such as A, and D; there were also many glass bottles formed together to make little tower. It looked very beautiful. Bottles areactually the perfect thing for these marine animals, it allows them to hide and cover inside the bottles.
We were scheduled to visit this site twice throughout our dive trip but unfortunately my camera got flooded a little bit on the first trip. I went back up and cancelled the dive. I was lucky that the camera was fine. But i didnt see anything dwn there. Oh well....
The next day, we revisited this dive site, this time mymum and my sister joined us. i checked my camera over and over again to make sure the incident yesterday doesnt happen again. 10 metres under, my camera is fine andhopefully it'll stay the same. the guide told us that the actual 'cleaning station' is at aroun 20 metres, my sister cant come along because she's only 10 and limitted to only 12 meters. My dada decided to stay behind with my sister while my mum and go down and go to the 'cleaning station'. it was 2 large rocks and there were loads of shrimps on it. The guide showed us that these shrimps can 'clean' you. He took out his regulator from his mouth, and leaned towards the shrimps. One of the shrimp jumped on to his mouth and started clening them. It was amazing. My mum tried it, but for some reason the shrimps don't want to jump on my mums teeth. When they did I took pictures, but it was hard as these shrimps jump off quite easily. My turn was next, I first doubt that these shrimps would even go on me. BUt they actually did. Iy was really cool. It felt so tickelish- whatever tyhey did to my teeth. The shrimp went across my cheek and down to my teeth. It was so awesome. Since I couldn't take a picture of myself, I got my mum to take apicture of me with the shrimps. We were planning to stay down there for 10 minutes only, just to see and take pictures, but we ended up being there for 30 minutes, we compltely forgot about my sister who were at the 12 metre.
Overall, it was a very good dive. Too bad today was our last day diving. If we knew this site was this awesome we would have gone here more often. OH well, time flies when you're having fun. It certainly was a fun summer.