There was some coral not too far from Sea Turtle: green stag, blue stag, lots of vivid purple coral and yellow coral. Fish: the regular small bright blue fish and colourful angel fish. We took the dinghy ashore to extremely white sandy beaches where we noticed some folks bagging sand for cement but quickly had to leave as Sea Turtle was dragging and heavy rain clouds were overhead.
We left November 12th on a glassy calm day and we had to motor all the way to Labuanbajo (S08°29.685' E119°52.290').
Too calm to see horizon
On our passage, we saw mostly brown hills with little greenery, lots of floating sea grass, and baby blue water colour. The green hills seem to be in the past now at least until the rainy season.