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Quick trip to Cozumel

19 March 2016 - 07:33 AM

I went to Cozumel to meet up with an old friend I have not seen in years, and he just started diving again recently. We stayed at Casa Mexicana, and the trip was set up by the dive shop, Tres Pelicanos. The dive operation was very good, and not too expensive. The hotel was fine, although there was some construction going on in the lobby, which bothered some guests whose rooms were closer to the noise. We just dove for three days, and it was excellent. Water was a little choppy at the surface, but other than that, conditions were excellent.


Here are some photos from the trip












and the whole set can be found here: 2016 Cozumel photos

Some Fiji pics from the Rainbow Reef area

01 February 2016 - 05:42 AM

Just finished 12 days of diving while staying at Sau Bay in Fiji, diving the Somosomo Straits. The diving was wonderful, and here are a few photos from the trip.
















and the whole set of photos from the trip (including topside pics) can be found here: 2016 Fiji pics

some photos from Scuba Seraya diving in Bali

29 October 2015 - 04:02 AM

Hello all. I recently returned from a my first diving trip off of Bali. My wife and I stayed at the Scuba Seraya resort, near Tulamben. I used a Nikon D7000 in a Nauticam housing, with dual Inon Z240 strobes. Most of the photography was macro, and I used a Nikkor 85mm lens for those. All of the wide angle shots were taken with a Tokina 10-17mm zoom. Here are some of the shots.



003_adj_DSC_9612 harlequin shrimp by Erwin Poliakoff, on Flickr



002_adj_DSC_9948 by Erwin Poliakoff, on Flickr



006_adj_DSC_0183 blue ribbon eel by Erwin Poliakoff, on Flickr



004_adj_DSC_9629 crinoid squat lobster by Erwin Poliakoff, on Flickr



010_adj_DSC_0261 longnose hawkfish by Erwin Poliakoff, on Flickr



017_adj_DSC_9812 by Erwin Poliakoff, on Flickr


and the whole set can be found at https://www.flickr.c...157657721838524


- Erwin



wrasse spotted in Bali

26 October 2015 - 12:52 AM

I saw this critter in Bali, depth probably about 15m (50 ft), in a black volcanic rubble area. The shape of it looks identical to a peacock wrasse I have seen previously in other locales, but the color is completely different. I wonder if it is a different kind of critter, or maybe a juvenile phase. Help, please, and thanks in advance.



007_adj_DSC_0342 by Erwin Poliakoff, on Flickr