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In Topic: Flying Octopuses - comments on the proliferation of these images

19 March 2008 - 07:09 PM

We are not going to solve anything by discussing it but by discussion, some people may make that conscious decision not to do that when they are presented with that situation etc. It's sorta like discussing sex between teenagers and parents. Just cos you don't talk about it don't mean it don't happen :D

Which resort?

Hello Drew,
We dived with Bastianos Lembeh Resort. We where very happy with our main guide, but the one in training was a bit of a nuisance. On one of the rest breaks he even through his empty snack packet in the water, so much for them maintaining the environment that brings them a income.

Happy diving!

In Topic: Flying Octopuses - comments on the proliferation of these images

13 March 2008 - 05:53 PM

Dived Lembeh @ this New Year's, one of our dive guides (in training) used his stick so much that we nicknamed him 'POKEY'. The guides (at times) where over zealous in unearthing hiding critters.

In Topic: Lissenung Dive Resort PNG

06 March 2008 - 06:36 PM

I stayed at Lissenung in Dec/Jan 2007. We where only new to diving so we thought the diving was spectacular - especially albatross passage. The accommodation was comfortable (bungalow style). The walk to the wc and showers was a mission at night time (dodging the coconuts). The food was good. Our diving guides where awesome, very helpful. I have some photos which I can e-mail of the accommodation if you are interested.
If you have to stay in Port Moresby for any length of time, Loloata Resort is close buy and offers good diving and comfortable rooms.

We absolutely adored PNG and its people

In Topic: Bastianos and Kri Eco Resort - Indonesia

04 November 2007 - 07:00 PM

Hi Stew, Thanks for your advice, I best get the new equipment suggested, up my swimming practice and hold the hand of the dive guide :)

Another bit of advice for diving strong currents there would be to get yourself a reef hook, planning to stay close by a guide is a very good idea, although the guide will be used to this kind of diving and might be a large distance away from you before you know it. Get youself some fins that work well in currents just in case you do end up fighting it.

I am a lazy kind of diver and love to drift. The currents we experienced in some parts of komodo a few months ago were unbelievable. My reg was being ripped out of my mouth, my mask was costantly being flooded and i was trying to hold onto my camera rig. Doing all this with about 30 mantas around us. I aborted my dive after 10 minutes to get rid of the camera. and then dropped back in and found my buddy straight away. a good self inflating smb is also a good thing to have tucked into a pocket when diving places with strong currents.

I was at Bunaken a few years ago diving one of the lovely walls and i remember drifting along swiftly and all of a sudden my bubbles started to go downwards instead of up or sideways. just keep behind other divers and watch what they are doing.

Enjoy !!!!!!

In Topic: Lembeh and Raja Ampat

01 November 2007 - 05:02 PM

My wife and I spent a week in Lembeh and a week in Raja Ampat. First time to Indonesia, first trip with the dSLR. Comments welcome, criticism grudgingly accepted :D.

Raja Ampat


Hi Tim going to these two areas in Dec/Jan 08. Really enjoyed looking at all of your photos and getting a glimpse of what we might see during our dives. :)