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#1 MikeVeitch

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:16 AM

Komodo 2013 on the Dive Damai II

Join me June 26th to July 7th 2013 on an 11 night trip to the exotic Komodo National Park for a fun and informative trip concentrating on the most photogenic sites in the area. Unlike other trips where the boat follows a well laid out schedule they repeat week to week, we will pick and choose our spots based on photographic productivity and what the group enjoys the most. The vessel will depart from Labuan Bajo, Flores and finish in the town of Bima on eastern Sumbawa. Highlights of the itinerary will include Cannibal Rock and interacting with Komodo dragons in Horseshoe Bay, the Mantas of Manta Alley, Black Sand diving at Sangeang Volcano, and the world-class muck diving in Bima Bay. The Komodo itinerary offers the perfect mix of both macro and wide angle photo opportunities with a plethora of muck and critter diving as well as healthy coral gardens and a large manta population in the area.

On this trip I will be conducting what I call an “informal photo class” throughout the trip. What is an informal photo class? I will give a few lectures on lighting, strobe positioning, and fstop/shutter speeds during the day as well as evening presentations including slideshows, movies, and other photographic topics. Of course I will be available at all times for questions on setup and photographic critique.

Although many of the guests will be photographers, this is not a trip only for photo and video people; everyone is invited as the Komodo area offers a large “Wow Factor” for even the most fickle of divers.

The Dive Damai II is the newest (as of November 2011) and most luxurious boat running in Indonesia and features many amazing amenities not typically found on other liveaboards. Please visit www.divedamai.com for further information and photos of the boat.

There are currently 10 spaces available for this trip in 3 classes of cabin, prices are as follows for an 11 night trip (flights are not included):

Single Cabin (2 available): US $6325 per person
Twin Share (2 available): US $5775 per person
Master Suite (2 available): US $6875 per person

A 25% deposit is required within 10 days of booking to secure your spot, I expect this trip to sell out very quickly so please inquire asap to avoid disappointment.

For more information, booking details, and contact email addresses please visit: www.mikeveitchblog.com

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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:33 AM

The Dive Damai II is the newest (as of November 2011) and most luxurious boat running in Indonesia and features many amazing amenities not typically found on other liveaboards.


I went on Damai II in Komodo in September! Although only for a beer or two. It is an amazing boat, especially the rear cabins with the balconies! Sounds like a great trip.

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#3 Pete L

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:10 AM

Hi Mike,
Can you tell me what the difference is between the master suite & the twin share rooms please? What do you get for the extra dollars?
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#4 MikeVeitch

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:47 AM

Hi Pete

Basically the two Master Suites are quite a bit larger than the twin share rooms with their own private balconies at the stern of the ship.

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#5 Pete L

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:45 AM

Thanks Mike,
I will look into it abit more.
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#6 AllisonFinch

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:42 PM

I'm looking forward to joining you in two weeks for the exploratory trip from West Papua to Timor with Dive Damai!! I've heard nothing but great things about the boat and crew.

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#7 MikeVeitch

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:40 AM

This trip is now sold out! Thank you everyone who has signed up.

I do have another trip on offer in August 2013 for those who are interested

Komodo August 2013 with Mike Veitch

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