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Whalesharks and Raja Ampat July 2012


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#1 MikeVeitch

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:11 AM

Join me on the Dive Damai 2 from July 8 - 19 2012 for a great adventure from Sorong traveling north around Raja Ampat and into Cendrawasih Bay which is Indonesia's newest top diving location. Cendrawasih Bay is home to a resident population of Whale Sharks that come to the surface each morning to feed on fish scraps from the local fishermen. During this charter I will be conducting a photo seminar/workshop between dives and showing a series of photo and video presentations in the evenings, there is no extra charge for this workshop.

The Dive Damai 2 is the newest ship in the Damai fleet and will be launched in Sept of 2011. Continuing the tradition of the Dive Damai 1, the ship offers a boutique diving experience where everything is included in the charter price, including massage service, beer and other beverages other than wine which is available for purchase; there are no hidden costs such as park fees or fuel surcharges. The only extras are nitrox, wine, and any tshirts or other items you may buy. The service on the boats are the best in the business by far. With a maximum of 8 guests on board and 4 dive guides, each buddy pair will have their own dive guide and the best thing is, no time limits on the dives under normal circumstances!

One of the hallmarks of a photography workshop with Mike Veitch is actual hands on tuition Underwater as well as during the presentations. Unlike other professional photographers who lead photography tours and workshops, Mike will actually dive without his camera and use a slate instead. During each dive Mike will partner with one person per dive and help that person to achieve exactly what he or she wants on that dive. Whether it’s help with strobe placement, fstops, or just a bit of modeling fun, you are on a trip with Mike to learn from him, not for him to take photos for himself!

There are only 6 spaces left for this charter so if you are interested please contact me asap via PM on Wetpixel or via the Contact page at mikeveitchblog.com

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#2 MikeVeitch

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:02 PM

Ok, I have just come back from a check out trip to this region and all I can say is WOW!

Here are some photos to illustrate what you will find on this trip, we had 4 whalesharks together for 2 hours, amazing. Down to 4 places remaining..

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#3 MikeVeitch

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:07 PM

Update on availability: One double cabin remaining and 2 singles cabins remaining.

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#4 MikeVeitch

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:24 PM

Updated Availability: only 1 cabin left, a double cabin that comes with its own private balcony :dance:

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:03 AM

Mike what is the weather typically like this time of year there?
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#6 MikeVeitch

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:08 PM

In Cendrawasih that is the best time of year because prevailing winds come from the south. Misool area of RA is not so good at that time but north RA is protected as is the whole north coast.

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#7 MikeVeitch

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:05 PM

This is now sold out, I will post if I have any cancellations.

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