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In Topic: Resort recommendations for Malapascua and Duamaguette, Phillipines

09 October 2017 - 01:15 AM

Malapascua, I would go either with Exotic which are the pioneer diving the threshers (had the pleasure to share the same boat with the great Doug Perrine 15 years ago) or Sea Explorers because they are consistent all over the Visayas and from divers feedback better than others at spotting critters. 


One information about Evolution : they don't allow you carrying and using a muck stick, and that's a definite no go for me, 20 years experience diving in the SEA area it's probably the only operation I've seen bannning sticks. They probably can't understand that it's device that allows not touching nor unexpectedly lying on the ground, anyway that says for me a lot about the operation sanctimonious approach. Won't see me...


Dumaguete, I really enjoyed Mike's Dauin beach resort, small operation located very close to the best macro spots, nice guides and less expensive than the pompous Atlantis. Pura Vida wich is also run by Sea Explorers would be my second choice.

In Topic: Canon 100mm or Tamron 90mm Macro Lens

26 July 2017 - 08:34 AM

Everyone i know who used the old Canon 100 USM macro would have testified it delivered the quality of a L version lens packed into a non L version.(and that's including me : I had two of them and still have one) 

Its autofocus has a fast grip and the quality of glass is faultless, I never had a single trace of chromatic aberration.

If you can have one second hand, buy it. No brainer.

In Topic: My Anilao Photography Trip 2017 - PART 1

26 July 2017 - 08:22 AM

Of course I'm jealous with the Melibe Colemani !

In Topic: RETRA Strobe Thread

21 July 2017 - 09:14 AM

yeah... just received the mail too. :(

A pity I won't be able to use them for my next trip in august, I was hoping so much.

I'll now have to wait 9 more months before I can start playing with them.

In Topic: Tawali PNG macro and wide angle

04 July 2017 - 07:44 AM

Then the wide angle shots, 10-17 tok+zen 4" dome.

If you enjoyed it, you can check out the rest of it (80 photos) my PNG Tawali Flickr gallery here . Pls comment if you feel.

Don't hesitate to PM me if you want any feedback on the trip, how to get to, etc. In any case i will HIGHLY recommend Tawali resort.


Deacon's reef to start with.








And some other coral wide angle sites :