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matt215

Member Since 13 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 22 2014 06:46 AM
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In Topic: great hammerheds Bimini

19 September 2014 - 01:25 PM

Land based trip. I dove with Neal Watson.

In Topic: great hammerheds Bimini

19 September 2014 - 08:15 AM

I went last February. It was a blast! Hammerheads everyday. I don't think you will be disappointed. Here's a video from that trip. I primarily shoot stills, and this footage is just from a go pro on top of my housing, but this is what it's like...


In Topic: Hammerheads

30 July 2014 - 02:57 PM

You can't go wrong with Cocos or Galapagos. You'll see schooling scalloped hammerheads. Keep in mind that both of these destinations are liveaboard trips and are usually about 2 weeks. The dive ing conditions can be difficult at these locations. Most dives are deep (100feet or more) and there's current which can be strong. Also, watch the El Niño forecasts. If El Niño conditions are present, you won't see as many sharks.
The bahamas, in particular Bimini, are good for great hammerheads in January - March.
If you go to Cocos, I recommend any of the boats in the Undersea Hunter group. They are top notch and the diving is done from steel pangas. These are much more stable than inflatable zodiacs that other boats use. I can't imagine riding out to Alcyone at Cocos in an inflatable over all those waves. And getting out of the water... no thanks

In Topic: Tiger Beach Diver Missing

16 July 2014 - 07:19 AM

www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2204881/

 

http://m.news-journa...19bb2963f4.html

 

So sad to hear. Sounds like he had done a good bit of underwater photography, so I assume he has a least deascent diving skills...


In Topic: Silk Air Manado Flights

15 June 2014 - 02:30 PM

I have a trip planned at about the same time, and I haven't bought my ticket yet. Thanks for posting this. I was planning on leaving on a Tuesday, but now I may have to stay another day :)