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matt215

Member Since 13 Feb 2008
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In Topic: New Website to share and feedback sought

23 January 2015 - 07:37 AM

Nice site. I really like the easy navigation, and the images to click on to go to the various galleries as you scroll down the home page. Your black and white images of the rays are very nice...


In Topic: A few shots from Lembeh

11 January 2015 - 06:56 AM

Thanks for your comment. Those mandarins were swimming right up to my port that night. They weren't shy at all. This one rose up above the coral rubble and into the water column so there was nothing behind him. Single fiber optic snoot and rapid fire shutter release.


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