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#1 Equator Diving

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:36 AM

Photo Workshop on Indonesia's Ambon Island with Don Silcock

Equator Diving recently joined forces with Don Silcock, an underwater photographer and photo-journalist, originally from the UK, and now based in Australia. To celebrate Don coming on board we have arranged a special photo workshop at the new Maluku Divers Resort in Ambon which will be free of charge to the first six people who sign up for the trip at our regular rates. Ambon is one of Indonesia's best dive spots, and along with Lembeh one of the greatest muck diving locations on the planet. A place of unique discoveries, new species are frequently described for the first time in Ambon, with the most famous being the 'Psychedelic' Frogfish (Histiophryne Psychedelica). It is also a hotspot for the elusive Rhinopias Scorpionfish, with Maluku Divers naming one of their dive sites 'Rhinopias City'. During this unique week you will get hands-on tuition and daily feedback from Don whilst diving sites such as the Twilight Zone, which Don describes as the one of the best muck/critter sites in Indonesia. In addition to the amazing critter dives, Ambon is also blessed with the beautiful Hukurila Caves and the Ambon Shipwreck, both of which are perfect places to home your photography skills.

Trip date: 11-18 December 2011, 6 spaces left

For more details visit www.equatordiving.com/ambon_trip.html or contact us at info@equatordiving.com

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#2 Don Silcock

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:47 AM

I am really very pleased to be working with Equator Diving and conducting this first photo workshop at Maluku Divers new resort - Ambon has some great diving in general but for critters the Twilight Zone, and some of the other nearby sites in the Laha area, are the best I have personally seen outside of the Lembeh Strait.

I first dived the Twilight Zone back in 2006 and was amazed at the sheer diversity of the site and it's unique "ambience" as the place seems to change it's personality throughout the day, going from sombre & moody in the morning to bright & breezy around noon when the bright Indonesian sun sends shafts of light down through the gaps between the fishing boats and the huge shoal of silversides tend to go ballistic!


In the late afternoon the mood goes to "pensive hunger" when the creatures that have been asleep & hiding all day start to emerge for the night's hunting activities.


Around the general Laha area are the much sought after Rhinopias:


Then there is the Ambon Shipwreck for some alternative wide-angle photography and the new sites that Maluku Divers have found in the last couple of years, so it should be a great week.

If you are interested in the photo workshop and have any questions, please either pm me or send me an email at don.silcock@gmail.com

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