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#1 Tonym


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Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:49 PM

2008 trips are all full

Raja Ampat Nov. 12- Nov 23, 2009, 11 nts. $3895

Raja Ampat Nov. 26- Dec 07, 2009, 11 nts. $3755

Our Best Trips, Sorong - Sorong

All divers enjoy unlimited dive time. You will have the freedom to enjoy
your trip to the fullest as we never impose arbitrary time or dive limitations.

On our trips you will get more diving than any other trip to the same areas,
extra dive guides and experienced group leaders who will also help you
organize your travel plans. As a guest photographer you will have the prime
photo opportunities.

Participation is limited to 12 guests. By limiting the number of divers, more
diving is possible (4-7 dives per day).

The itinerary for each trip is designed around the direction of the current,
current strength, phase of moon and time of day to put photographers on
the best dive sites at the best time to get good photos. We do not run a
fixed itinerary every week, however each trip will visit all the good sites.

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All our trips are special liveaboard charters organized so that you can
dive as much and as long as you like and target your diving at the best sites for
photography and for observing marine life.

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See more underwater creatures at Deb's Sample Raja Ampat Gallery

We had two excellent trips in Raja Ampat this spring. We hit the diving nearly perfect.
Loads of fish, especially big schools of barracuda, massive block-out-the-sun schools
of silversides being chased by gigantic schools of jacks and mobula rays. The usual
hundreds of sweetlips, big schools of snappers, fusiliers, banner fish etc. Plus
Coleman shrimp, blue-ring octopus, nudibranchs, shrimp gobies, mantis shrimp,
wobbegong sharks, giant clams... etc. etc.

I keep hearing from divers who didn't have good trips in Raja Ampat so want to
emphasize that it is critical to dive there with someone who knows the dive sites and
makes the effort to schedule the dives around the current directions and strength,
phase of moon and time of day. As far as I know, these trips are the only ones
organized that way. On the same dive site it will make the difference between a
mind-blowing, action, fish-filled colorful dive or a boring nothing-but-rocks and reef
fish dive.

We have chartered the ship SMY Ondina for our last 13 dive/photo trips and work
together each trip to improve over the previous one. Our 2008 and 2009 trips are on
SMY Ondina again!

We love this ship, 2009 will be the 6th year in a row that we have chartered her
because our guests tell us that they prefer SMY Ondina to any other liveaboard they
have been on.

The winners of the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 SMY Ondina Photo contest have been guests
on one of our charters. We know the dive sites and where the best photographic opportunities

Deb has a Raja Ampat gallery including a short video clip from one of our May 2008 trips
(just a sample really) and details of the trips here:

Raja Ampat Trip Information

All 2009 Trip dates:
Raja Ampat: Apr. 22- May 4, 2009, 12nts. $4095
Raja Ampat - Halmahera - Lembeh: May 8 - 20, 2009, 12 nts. $4095
Raja Ampat Nov. 12- Nov 23, 2009, 11 nts. $3895
Raja Ampat Nov. 26- Dec 07, 2009, 11 nts. $3755

Wholesale air flights, assistance with travel plans available for divers from the USA.
Complete packages available including add-on diving in Bali, Lembeh, Ambon, etc.

Contact Deb or Tony in Texas at 817.626.0636 or
via email tours@cityseahorse.com

Edited by Tonym, 11 September 2008 - 03:13 PM.