Source: NBC News
After months of rumbling, Bali’s Mount Agung volcano has finally reached a critical level near eruption. A massive cloud of ash rising above the iconic Indonesian island caused mass evacuations and stranded nearly 60,000 travelers.
As of November 27, all flights in and out of Bali’s Ngurah Rai international airport are cancelled. The closure remains in effect through Tuesday, November 28, although authorities will re-evaluate the situation every six hours. So far, 450-plus flights out of Bali have been impacted.
Bali is not only a popular dive destination, but also serves as a jumping off point for more remote underwater photography destinations in Indonesia. Undoubtedly, the increase in volcanic activity and threat level will impact many in the underwater photography community. Social media is a great way to connect with any friends or family in the region.
Outside of Mount Agung’s impact on travelers and tourists, there is a significant threat to locals. The alert level has once again been raised to its highest classification—with the imminent evacuation of more than 100,000 in order.
DPG sends its thoughts to the people of Bali and those traveling throughout Indonesia.
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