Notes on Vent Field Description:
shallow submarine hot springs within marine protected area designated in 1982 (location from http://www.mpaglobal.org/), description from scuba website (http://mythasia.com/): "It is a unique experience to descent into a wall of bubbles coming up from the sandy bottom. There are many cracks in the seabed large enough to fit a diver and the water bubbling up is hot, over 50°C.", videos available at YouTube, e.g., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgVyJiJj_w0, accessed 1 June 2015
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1982 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Discovery References (text):
Other References (text):
McConachy, T. F., H. Permana, R. A. Binns, I. Zulkarnain, J. M. Parr, C. J. Yeats, N. D. Hananto, B. Priadi, S. Burhanuddin, and E. P. Utomo (2004) Recent Investigations of Submarine Hydrothermal Activity in Indonesia. PACRIM 2004, Adelaide, SA, 19-22 September 2004, 161- 172.