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In Topic: Well....

14 June 2017 - 04:44 AM

Looks like a tube anemone closed up for digestion?

In Topic: Beyond Here There Be Dragons! Komodo Island on Damai 1 - Jan-Feb 2017

24 September 2016 - 08:48 AM

I spent time on the Damai trying to dive from West Papua to Timor. The weather didn't cooperate, so we dived Raja Ampat instead. The boat is magnificent and very well run.


I always say the true test of the integrity of an organization is how they handle things gone badly. We had flights out of Timor, which we never could reach. The company quickly rebooked us out of Ambon and we headed to Raja Ampat. However, the weather wouldn't let us get to Ambon, either. So, the compnay rebooked us, again, out of Sorong. They never batted an eye, the rebookings were without a hitch and they never charged us for all the fees the rebookings incurred. That was pretty amazing service!!


I would dive on the Damai, again, in a heartbeat!  It may cost a bit more than some crowded liveaboards, but the small diver load, great crew and wonderful personal service make it a real bargain.


BTW, my cabin had king sized beds, which came in really handy in those 15 foot seas!! I simply oriented sideways on the bed, and slept like a baby. 

This video was from one of the calm days!



Wish I could be on this trip!!

In Topic: Is this an identified speciesof pygmy octopus?

18 September 2016 - 04:27 PM

I vote for algae....

Abdopus aculeatus



In Topic: WTB: Flip Diopter Holder / Adapter for 77mm or 67mm port

28 June 2016 - 01:23 PM

Look at the Saga mounts. They are wonderfully made! It's what I use