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#1 uzun

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

I posted a short dive video featuring some footage from a year or soago when I encountered an Indonesian Dugong off of Bangka islandSulawesi. It includes some misc footage from previous dives in a(failed) attempt to create a compelling story out of the search.
Video can be seen here on youtube (up to 1080p)-




or here on Vimeo (720p) -

[vimeohd]55315636[/vimeohd]-Roger

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

Cool video.. and a great little story, i like the bit about the sharks chasing you out of the water :)

Seeing a dugong there is quite rare! Must have been a great experience

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

Yea actually finding a Dugong around Sulawesi is a real experience. Basically took a van ride with a local dive guide and had some local fishermen go to a beach where a pair of dugongs showed up most days. They are almost totally extirpated from most of Indonesia.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Nice video Roger!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

Nice find! Your script was a bit fantabulous... more than the sharks I liked the way you allude to how it was all on one dive. I think the dive ops should hire you! :)

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:13 AM

... I liked the way you allude to how it was all on one dive. I think the dive ops should hire you! Posted Image


I had a chuckle at that too. I pulled the same trick in my reef life video, implying that 2 hours of the best footage from 5 years was all shot on the same day haha.

Some very nice shots in your video Roger. What camera/housing/lights were you using?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:42 AM

Very nice.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:05 AM

Yes what an amazing dive! You sold me I want to go there now!! :D

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