Bob Island (also known as Pulau Sinyaru), is an island about and hour and a half boat ride off Padang, is a relatively undiscovered and unspoilt by humans. Marine life thrives here due to the topography and amazing visibility. The coral, which is very much alive and thriving, are a refuge to both pelagic and macro marine life. There is plenty to explore and you are guaranteed to see a different species every dive you take. It is a heaven for underwater photographers, both macro and wide angled.
From simple cases of swimmer’s ear to the serious and sometimes lasting damage of barotrauma, divers are vulnerable to ear problems because the delicate mechanisms that govern our hearing and balance just aren’t designed for the rapid pressure changes that result from diving.