Lumba Lumba Celebrates 15th Birthday

Congratulations!

Today, July 15, is Lumba Lumba’s 15th birthday!

15 years ago it all started with a small shop on Gapang Beach (right where now DangDangNa is). We celebrated with a family dinner for all our staff & guests, cake included!

This is the original email we sent from our bungalow’s balcony 15 years ago on 14 July 1998. 

Laptop on solar panel/battery/converter, find signal over 1st generation GSM phone, connect at 9,6 kbps and hit “send”:
Short press release:

The early days of Lumba Lumba Diving Centre!

The early days of Lumba Lumba Diving Centre!

Unbelievable Unindonesian timing:

Thursday: Compressor and tanks arrived
Refrigirator ordered
Saturday: Electricity connected for the first time to Iboih and Gapang
Ton and Marjan came back from Kuala Lumpur with a new visa stamp
Sunday: Compressor in its place
Renovation of boat ready
Monday: Connecting the high power electricity to the compressor and first testing
(not directly oke)
More papers ready from Jakarta arrived
Refrigerator arrived
Tuesday: Final contract for renting our bungalow for a year ready
and….
COMPRESSOR WORKING FULLY SATISFACTORILY
and….
BEER SATISFACTORILY COLD ALSO!
so it’s a bit of a party mood now, but not too extreme because tomorrow:

Wednesday: Ton and Marjan and assistent Udi will make their first dive with all of their own stuff!