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#1 moustique

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:24 AM

We spent a week diving in Maumere.
If you want the ocean for yourself this is the place to be!!!
Wikipedia says this :

The reefs in in areas surrounding Maumere (the Maumere Gulf) were once considered some of the finest diving in the world. However, a 2007 report found that 75% of the coral reefs had been significantly damaged or destroyed by the practice of bomb fishing, the use toxic chemicals in fishing, and due to earthquakes.

Well judge by yourself!


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Pulau Besar by mousstique, on Flickr

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Pulau Besar-4 by mousstique, on Flickr

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Gosong Bone-Sunny by mousstique, on Flickr

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Gosong Bone-coral garden by mousstique, on Flickr

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Gosong Bone-close by mousstique, on Flickr

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Gosong Bone-sponge & brocoli by mousstique, on Flickr

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Underwater art by mousstique, on Flickr

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Sunny reds by mousstique, on Flickr

Critics and Comments are warmly welcomed

The worst day spent diving is far superior to the best day spent in the office.

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#2 edpdiver

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 10:11 AM

Hi Mona. I love the wide angle shots, and the reef looks very nice. My favorite is the one with the title "Gosong Bone-coral garden." Where did you stay, and who did you dive with?

Erwin

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Erwin Poliakoff, Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA
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#3 moustique

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 10:23 AM

Thanks Erwin ;)

for me it was the first time I mostly shot wide angle. I kept the macro lens for the night dives...
We stayed at the Sea World Club Maumere. The place is peaceful and quiet.

the bungalows
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bungalows by mousstique, on Flickr

the busy beach
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lovely and deserted beach by mousstique, on Flickr

just PARADISE
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Pulau Besar at the horizon by mousstique, on Flickr

The worst day spent diving is far superior to the best day spent in the office.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:42 PM

Nice photos, I went diving with Seaworld in 2010 too (I posted report here in another website http://www.scubaboar...re-report.html).
Lovely settings there, Alex the senior instructor was very good at coral and wide angle spots -some of which I found as good as Komodo's- but surprizingly almost a "beginner" in terms of muck, as he didn't know where to look for, I sometimes had to show him where to look : did he improve on that side?
Ankermi, the other dive outfit are supposed to be very very good at spotting macro but I prefered Seaworld for the place.

Edited by Luko, 21 October 2011 - 02:43 PM.

Pls have a look at my Flickr photo gallery and leave a comment.
Galleries in Pbase : Ambon & Maluku, Bangka & Bali, Komodo & Maumere, Moalboal, Mabul & Sipadan.
Vanuatu incl.SS Pres.Coolidge wreck.

#5 moustique

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 03:51 AM

We were diving with Wilhelmus and Markus . I was mostly shootng w/a during the day and kept the macro lens for night dives. Markus came with us on these muck night dives. He found stuff, but not more than we did. ;)

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#6 frisco

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:51 AM

Love the blue shades in "Underwater Art" !!! Which camera/lens/strobe set did you use ???

All the Best !!!

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