Kawah Ijen volcano is one of several volcanoes located in the 15km diameter Ijen Caldera in E Java, Indonesia. The active crater measuring 950×600 m and it harbours a large warm acidic crater lake and an active sulphur mine. The volcano emits gases through fumaroles inside the crater, and local miners have tapped those gases to earn a living. Stone and ceramic pipes cap the fumaroles, and inside, the sulfur condenses into a molten red liquid, dripping back down and solidifying into pure sulfur. Miners hack chunks off with steel bars, braving extremely dangerous gases and liquids with minimal protection, then load up as much as they can carry for the several kilometers to the weighing station. Loads can weigh from 45 to 90kg, and a single miner might make as many as two or three trips in a day. At the end of a long day, miners take home approximately $5.00 usd.
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Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres, located some 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java. Watching the sun rise spectacularly over Mt Bromo is the highlight of any trip here. Mount Bromo which stands tall at 2329 m is one of the most iconic mountain in Indonesia. The most popular way to visit Mount Bromo is to take a roughly 45 minute scenic walk from either of the nearby mountain villages of Cemoro Lawang or Ngadisari. The Tenggerese are the native people, and they reside in quaint, flowered villages scattered in and around the park.
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Scuba diving is form of underwater swimming using SCUBA. Using a cylinder of compressed air to breathe but sometimes other gases. Scuba divers obtain greater freedom and they can stay underwater much longer than would be possible by just holding their own breath. What does it SCUBA mean ? SCUBA – originally being an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. For safe diving must each diver consider whether gear works well for his needs and the conditions he expects to dive.
Basic scuba diving equipments for beginners:
mask and snorkel
alternate air source
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