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#1 mailato

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:45 AM

Diving around in Burmese waters for 8 days with poor visibility and nothing big to see until 7th day came.



#2 uwxplorer

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

Very nice footage and edit! Thanks for sharing.
The whale doesn't look very large (although quite impressive already), or is it just me?
A little detail I noticed is that there seems to be what looks like a fish trapped in one of its right gills... It so nagged me, I was wondering whether a diver would try to grab it. I wonder whether that why it came close to you several times?

#3 frank70

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

Nice video ,

With witch outfit you dove  ?

Frank


Edited by frank70, 30 March 2014 - 10:26 AM.


#4 mailato

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:22 AM

Thanks. It was about 4 meters. A bit small but I think it still counts as a whale shark I guess...

 

3mm full suit.


Edited by mailato, 31 March 2014 - 12:29 AM.


#5 frank70

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:26 AM

Hi mailato ,

As a not native enlish  speaker i think i had my wording wrong , i was asking about the operator for the trip !

I'm looking at going next year with "the smiling Seahorse " and was wondering if this was the operator u used !

Thanks.

Frank



#6 mailato

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:39 PM

:)

I dove with Deep Andaman Queen.



#7 frank70

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:21 AM

Thanks , will check them out !

Frank



#8 Nick Hope

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:47 PM

Nice video. It does look like an unfortunate remora has got itself stuck in a gill.

 

I also saw a small whale shark at Western Rocky a few years ago. The only time I saw one there in many many dives. I was looking to see if the markings match. They don't, and I expect mine would be bigger by now: http://www.youtube.c...DsBYX6A&t=3m17s



#9 mailato

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:54 AM

Thanks Nick. Nice sharks on your video.