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Cenderawasih Whale Sharks & Biak

July 2015 whale sharks West Papua Indonesia Tim Rock Damai 1 Biak Macro wide angle coral reefs

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#1 Tim of the Deep

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 10:36 PM

July 10-17, 2015

 

Join internationally published Lonely Planet author and Getty Images photographer TIM ROCK aboard the luxurious Damai 1 to go to West Papua's Cenderawasih Bay's incredible new marine park for whale sharks and cool endemics.

 

This is good for couples or good diving buddies as currently we have ONLY 2 (two) spaces left available in our spacious Master Cabin.

 

The week is July 10-17, 2015!!!

We will start and leave from historic Biak, West Papua.

This is a 7 day trip on the luxurious Damai One.

 

Cost per person is $4025

Possible Itinerary:

Day 1: Catalina Sea Plane, Padaido – Biak Rock Islands – The Cave & Salmon Point

Day 2: Peninsular coastal sites to include Japanese Zero and some great Macro

Days 3 & 4: Cendrawasih Bay and Whale Sharks – Open Deck 2 days

Day 5: Tanjung Mangguar and Pojok Berwarna Sea Mount

Day 6: Yappen Island – Tanjung Kelapa & Kebunku

Day 7: Hanging Gardens, Rock Island Wall, Sea Fan Alley

 

Read details here:

 

http://www.guammicro...1/?page_id=2133

 

Contact Tim at:

 

timrock@doubleblue.com

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#2 AllisonFinch

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:25 PM

Having been on the Damai AND been in Cenderawasih Bay, I will tell you folks that this is a GREAT combination. The Damai is the nicest boat with a great crew. This company is top notch and will be there for you through thick and thin.

 

And the bay is amazing. Besides the expected whale sharks, which you will see in spades, there is really fine other diving. 

 

You will not be disappointed in either the boat or the dive area!!



#3 Tim of the Deep

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 04:05 AM

Allison, you are a saint. But what she says is all true. I love this trip. We get some war wrecks, a couple of great macro sites, a sea mount full  of action, the Cenderawasih endemics including the walking shark, longnose butterfly, etc. The ship and food are always top notch. We keep the group small so we have nearly individual guide service. This trip has only one serious photographer right now so any additional photogs will not be a problem. We spend 2 days doing whale sharks (under which baggan we have seen sailfish and other denizens)  and we found some nice, new reefs this summer. get ahold of me for the last 2 spots.

 

timrock@doubleblue.com

 

Thanks again Allison!!

 

Best,

 

Tim of the Deep


Edited by Tim of the Deep, 20 November 2014 - 04:08 AM.


#4 AllisonFinch

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 02:37 PM

You didn't mention one of my bucket species that I never thought I would find there. The Pygmy Pipehorse (AKA Lembeh Seadragon). Sorry, I haven't had time to clean or play with the image, it is out of the camera.

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Edited by AllisonFinch, 21 November 2014 - 03:23 PM.






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