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matt215

Member Since 13 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 13 2015 05:17 AM
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#356438 A few shots from Lembeh

Posted by matt215 on 10 January 2015 - 06:17 AM

Here's a few shots from a recent trip to Lembeh. This is my first time posting images, so I'd appreciate any feedback good and bad. Shot with Canon 5D mark 3, Ikelite housing, and 2 Ikelite DS 125 strobes with occasional use of a fiber optic snoot and +5 wet diopter

 

mandarin fish underwater photography by Matt McGee Lembeh Strait North Sulawesi Indonesia.jpg Coleman shrimp underwater photo by Matt McGee photographer.jpg ornate ghost pipefish photo by underwater photographer Matt McGee Lembeh Strait Indonesia.jpg whip coral goby photo image by underwater photographer Matt McGee Lembeh Strait Indonesia .jpg porcelain crab image from Lembeh Strait Indonesia by underwater photographer Matt McGee black and white.jpg




#350966 Hammerheads

Posted by matt215 on 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


#319234 Trip report: KOMODO Aboard The Arenui

Posted by matt215 on 27 October 2012 - 10:19 AM

Here is a trip report from a trip I took this August/September to Komodo National Park aboard the Arenui.

click the link below for the report and some of my photos from this incredible trip.

http://bit.ly/XAznR7