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troporobo

Member Since 23 Jul 2010
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In Topic: Solomons Trip diving from the Bilikiki live aboard

19 May 2015 - 02:04 PM

When it comes to the Philippines, you really can't go wrong with Anilao (IMHO, YMMV, etc).  The diving is consistent, presenting a "target rich environment" as a pilot friend of mine says.  There are a few newer resorts now that are a bit more upscale.  The only thing missing is large pelagics.  But that's also true for most of the other well known destinations around Dumaguete and Puerto Galera. 

 

We spent a week at Malapascua recently and had a great time. The thresher sharks are the main attraction - for good reason - but we also did plenty of enjoyable reef dives.  There are occasional hammerheads.  There's a reliable mandarinfish site that is quite close.  The island is a bit more rustic than average, but we found it relaxing and friendly.

 

Tubbataha is really fantastic if you're willing to do a liveaboard.  There are a couple of boats that go for long weekends now, as opposed to the standard 7 day trip.  February is the start of the season for those trips. 


In Topic: Looking for double flip adapter for wet lenses

19 May 2015 - 01:54 PM

Ah, good point, and one that should have been immediately obvious! Thanks  


In Topic: Looking for double flip adapter for wet lenses

18 May 2015 - 11:16 PM

I guess my description was poor.  The part of the adapter that the lens attaches to is 67mm, that is indeed clear.  But the part of the adapter that attaches to the Nauticam port, if threaded like the Saga, needs to be 77mm.  Nauticam does make one that fits that spec, but it is for a single lens only.  


In Topic: Solomons Trip diving from the Bilikiki live aboard

16 May 2015 - 03:05 PM

You guys got some great shots! I like the mix of wide and macro, scenic and action.  It's ridiculous to single out only one image but I especially like the pipefish threading through orange coral at 9:49.  Thanks for posting.

 

By the way, what part of the country were you diving, Western or Russells or somewhere else?  I miss the Solomons, spent a lot of time underwater there, but don't get back any more.

 


In Topic: Hypselodoris from Bali?

15 May 2015 - 05:01 AM

I would have thought that a chromodoris on first sight. It seems very close to c. boucheti