Back from Raja Amphat
Posted 26 January 2006 - 12:05 PM
The trip with Adventure Komodo and National Geographic was an absolute pleasure. The boat is second to none for food service. Still wondering who at the office can get me my daily espresso. Was also nice to complete your night dive and have one of the crew waiting with a glass of wine. I'm spoiled now!
David Doubilet and Jen Hayes are outstanding people and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. I consider them good friends now. Conservation International Mark Erdmann was a wealth of knowledge and a huge plus to have on board. It was also great to meet Wetpixel member Robert Delfs and share in some of his knowledge on the Komodo area and his work with it also. I felt very inadequate when it came to history on the area and the marine life. I just kept my mouth shut at the dinner table conversations and listened and learned. Larry Smith was a great guide and did extremely well at juggling a ever changing trip schedule. Something most boats would not do. Kudos Larry. Cary Yanny who owns and runs Ecodivers was a sweetheart and I was sorry to see she could only spend 10 of the days with us.
The diving is plentiful and diverse, well beyond what I had envisioned.
As for photos, I have editted a grand total of 2 photos so they may be slow in coming and sporatic. I know Robert editted daily and has many beautiful shots to display. He also tried out some new techniques that I told him he should share his experience on with the Wetpixel community also when he gets a chance. He is very busy with his work right now but hopefully he will get a little time to impart his thoughts.
Thank you very much to all on board for a memorable trip of a lifetime!
Posted 26 January 2006 - 02:36 PM
Will definitely be looking out for the pics..
Did you rub Larry's belly for luck every morning??
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 10:29 PM
2 Aquatica f/3 housings
Nikon film f/5's and f/3's cameras
Way to many strobes to list
All that Nikonos junk
and now a subal d300 setup
Still a film divasourus with a baby toe in digital world
Posted 28 January 2006 - 05:20 AM
I'm going there in 5 weeks. Can you tell me what were your favorite sites.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 07:03 AM
Many of the sites we did were so different that they had an appeal all unto them self. I really could not pick one as each held different critters and aspects. I know you will not be disappointed. There are so many sites that we barely touched on them all. Because we dove south and north I think that was part of the difference in sites.
Posted 02 February 2006 - 08:52 AM