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#1 LiquidImages

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 07:27 PM

Mini trip report.

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#2 davephdv

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 10:20 PM

Nice photo album. Looks like you had a good trip. I always like diving the Sea of Cortez. I was there in Aug. Went out of La Paz on the Don Jose. I prefer trips out of La Paz versa Cabo. Closer to the good diving and a nicer town; not being Las Vegas south. Though I am going out of Cabo to Socorro next February.

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#3 richorn

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 11:27 PM

That is a nicely done trip report. It is a shame you had bad vis at Cabo Pulmo, as it can be such a beautiful dive location.

Dave, I just did the Don Jose in early October (second year) myself! I really enjoy that boat, and the trip as well. Great diving, and as always an amazing number of fish!

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If you are interested, I have a gallery from the trip here:
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#4 davephdv

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 02:58 PM

Nice gallery. Did you mostly shoot the 60? I shot all mine with the 12-24 as I was hoping for a Whale shark. It was my first time on the Don Jose. I was initially skeptical but it is a really nice boat, crew, and setup.

For people who live in the S. West diving in the Sea of Cortez is cheap, easy, and surprisingly good. What is the name of that reef near the Wreck of the Salvatory? It is better than Cabo Puma imho. As good as anything in the Caribbean I think. Of course we saw it on a perfect day.
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#5 richorn

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 04:27 PM

You are thinking of Suwannee Reef. That is where the shots of the mating/nesting Sergent Majors were taken. Always seems like the best dive of the trip.

BTW, most of the portraits are with the 105. Seems like the 60 is getting used less and less... The 24-85 covers that range pretty well under the dome.

As ususal, a lot less dives with the 12-24 than I expected. Seems I get carried away with the macro lens. Hence no Sea Lion protraits!
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