Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Wetpixel Bahamas shark expeditions, July 2007


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 echeng

echeng

    The Blue

  • Admin
  • 5844 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco, CA
  • Interests:photography, ice cream, cello, chamber music, quadcopters

Posted 21 January 2007 - 06:07 PM

Wetpixel is running two charters to the Bahamas this coming July, 2007! The first trip (July 10-21, 2007) is a trip in search of oceanic white-tip sharks; we were successful in 2006, and there’s no reason to think that we won’t be this year. We’ll also be looking for tiger sharks, reef sharks, dolphins, and more.

The second (July 23-31, 2007) is a “classic” tigers and dolphins trip, which combines a traditional shark expedition with dolphin experiences and beautiful summer weather.

With the legendary Jim Abernethy as our guide, we’ll be aboard the M/V Shear Water, a small liveaboard dive vessel that leaves out of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Spots are extremely limited, so book now!

*UPDATE* JAN 29, 2007: Both trips have booked full. Get on the waiting list by calling JASA!


Info at: http://wetpixel.com/sharktrips/

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
eric cheng
publisher/editor, wetpixel
www | journal | photos


#2 Alex_Mustard

Alex_Mustard

    The Doctor

  • Super Mod
  • 8386 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Peterborough

Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:46 AM

I'm going on the first charter. Should be awesome. Can't wait.

Alex

Alexander Mustard - www.amustard.com - www.magic-filters.com
Nikon D4 (Subal housing). Nikon D7100 (Subal housing). Olympus EPL-5 (Nauticam housing).


#3 MikeVeitch

MikeVeitch

    1.7kbps Manta Boy

  • Senior Moderator
  • 6193 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In Bali, Indonesia but from Vancouver, BC
  • Interests:Teaching Underwater Photography

Posted 22 January 2007 - 05:11 AM

I'm going on the first charter. Should be awesome. Can't wait.

Alex



Wow, talk about destroying the sales pitch for that trip!!

:D :D













Joking!

Would love to join you guys. Can't think of a better trip than hanging out and watching Alex and Eric together. (unless hairy hands was there too.... :) )

Join us for an Underwater Photography Workshop in Ambon March 2015
Blog and Photo Archive/Portfolio Site www.mikeveitchblog.com
Learn underwater photography in Indonesia or Join me on a trip www.underwatertribe.com


#4 cor

cor

    The Hacker

  • Admin
  • 1993 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands

Posted 22 January 2007 - 05:11 AM

Julie and I are going on the second charter :D Gotta do one of them famous classic charters first :D

Cor
Cor Bosman - Nikon D2X Subal ND2 - Nikon D7000 Subal ND7000
website | tripreports/journal | facebook | wetpixel map | twitter


#5 MikeVeitch

MikeVeitch

    1.7kbps Manta Boy

  • Senior Moderator
  • 6193 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In Bali, Indonesia but from Vancouver, BC
  • Interests:Teaching Underwater Photography

Posted 22 January 2007 - 05:16 AM

Julie and I are going on the second charter :D Gotta do one of them famous classic charters first :)

Cor



Stop posting at the same time as me.....

I want to see pics of Julie shoving Eric out of the way on the swim step

:D

Join us for an Underwater Photography Workshop in Ambon March 2015
Blog and Photo Archive/Portfolio Site www.mikeveitchblog.com
Learn underwater photography in Indonesia or Join me on a trip www.underwatertribe.com


#6 cor

cor

    The Hacker

  • Admin
  • 1993 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands

Posted 22 January 2007 - 05:26 AM

I want to see pics of Julie shoving Eric out of the way on the swim step

:D

You should see the bruises where she elbowed me out of the way for a goby (remember, I call her goby one kenobi). So im sure if Eric thinks he can be in the way of her first tigershark, I think he'd better bring body armor :D

Cor
Cor Bosman - Nikon D2X Subal ND2 - Nikon D7000 Subal ND7000
website | tripreports/journal | facebook | wetpixel map | twitter


#7 echeng

echeng

    The Blue

  • Admin
  • 5844 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco, CA
  • Interests:photography, ice cream, cello, chamber music, quadcopters

Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:55 PM

On one of the first Wetpixel trips, no one followed me in the water the first time a tiger shark arrived.

I sat under the boat thinking, "wtf is wrong with these guys?" -- and then swam up under the swim step and grabbed James' ankle. By the end of the trip, everyone was at home in the water with sharks. :D
eric cheng
publisher/editor, wetpixel
www | journal | photos


#8 bmyates

bmyates

    Great White

  • Team Wetpixel
  • 975 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seattle, WA
  • Interests:UW Photography, motorcycles.

Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:54 PM

I'll be on the second charter, and can't wait! Sorry I'll miss you again, Alex - you seem to be becoming a quite the shark junkie! :D

Sounds like I need to stay out of the way of this Julie character, though... :D

I've been on ShearWater twice -- once last year with Eric, Alex and the Wetpixel group, and once when David Haas chartered the boat. Both Eric and David organize great trips, and ShearWater offers diving like no other boat on earth! I'm really looking forward to swimming with dolphins in the wild on this trip!

Anyone interested in photos from my two other ShearWater trips can see them HERE.

Bruce Yates
www.UnderwaterReflections.com
Canon 5DMkII in Aquatica, 1DsMkII in Seacam, G15 in RecSea...Inon Z240's...too many lenses
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damned fool about it." WC Fields


#9 davichin

davichin

    Great White

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1107 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:58 AM

Anyone interested in photos from my two other ShearWater trips can see them HERE.


I hate you all!! :D

Bruce: the unidentified fish:



cuold be a seriola sp maybe seriola lalandi or seriola dumerili.
D300, D7000. 10.5, 10-17, 16, 10-20, 17-70, 60, 105, 150 Hugyfots, Subtronic Novas, Seacams 350, YS250s, YS-D1s
Aqualung Team
www.davidbarrio.com

#10 bmyates

bmyates

    Great White

  • Team Wetpixel
  • 975 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seattle, WA
  • Interests:UW Photography, motorcycles.

Posted 23 January 2007 - 08:09 AM

I hate you all!! :D

Bruce: the unidentified fish:

cuold be a seriola sp maybe seriola lalandi or seriola dumerili.


Thanks for the ID help - I later established that it was some sort of amberjack - I just never updated the site (I'll try to remember next time I'm working on the site!).

As for you hating all of us, I can't do much about that. :) I think the best cure for that kind of pent-up hostility is...to come and JOIN us on one of these trips! :D

Bruce Yates
www.UnderwaterReflections.com
Canon 5DMkII in Aquatica, 1DsMkII in Seacam, G15 in RecSea...Inon Z240's...too many lenses
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damned fool about it." WC Fields


#11 bella

bella

    Wolf Eel

  • Critter Expert
  • 139 posts
  • Location:The Netherlands

Posted 23 January 2007 - 09:18 AM

I'll be on the second charter, and can't wait! Sorry I'll miss you again, Alex - you seem to be becoming a quite the shark junkie! ;)

Sounds like I need to stay out of the way of this Julie character, though... :unsure:


Oiy! You know Mikes brain is baked by the scorching Yapese sun.
I promise not to push ;)

Edited by bella, 23 January 2007 - 09:20 AM.

-julie edwards

#12 MikeVeitch

MikeVeitch

    1.7kbps Manta Boy

  • Senior Moderator
  • 6193 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In Bali, Indonesia but from Vancouver, BC
  • Interests:Teaching Underwater Photography

Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:21 PM

Oiy! You know Mikes brain is baked by the scorching Yapese sun.
I promise not to push ;)



:unsure:

Join us for an Underwater Photography Workshop in Ambon March 2015
Blog and Photo Archive/Portfolio Site www.mikeveitchblog.com
Learn underwater photography in Indonesia or Join me on a trip www.underwatertribe.com


#13 echeng

echeng

    The Blue

  • Admin
  • 5844 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco, CA
  • Interests:photography, ice cream, cello, chamber music, quadcopters

Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:12 PM

The July 23-21 Sharks/Dolphins trip has booked full.

Still 2 spots left for the July 10-21 trip!
eric cheng
publisher/editor, wetpixel
www | journal | photos


#14 echeng

echeng

    The Blue

  • Admin
  • 5844 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco, CA
  • Interests:photography, ice cream, cello, chamber music, quadcopters

Posted 01 February 2007 - 02:22 AM

Trip has booked full. Get on the waiting list! :blink:
eric cheng
publisher/editor, wetpixel
www | journal | photos


#15 echeng

echeng

    The Blue

  • Admin
  • 5844 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Francisco, CA
  • Interests:photography, ice cream, cello, chamber music, quadcopters

Posted 01 August 2007 - 10:25 AM

Trip journals are up!

http://echeng.com/travel/bahamas2007/

and

http://echeng.com/tr.../bahamas2007-2/
eric cheng
publisher/editor, wetpixel
www | journal | photos