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SteveGL

Member Since 23 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 23 2011 07:05 PM
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In Topic: Scuba Seraya Recent Experiences

16 June 2011 - 03:30 AM

I could not recommend Scuba Seraya for snorkelling. Very limiting. At Tulumben at least you have the Wreck and coral garden (5-10) and the drop-off at about 5-10 meters but as far as I know is not recommended for snorkelling at all. Possible too exposed.
Regards, SteveGL

In Topic: Scuba Seraya Recent Experiences

14 June 2011 - 03:35 PM

I concur with what Damo (Mr Bean) said. I was there at same time and had a great time (Alit is the dive guide). He's worked at the resort for 10 years straight along with many of the other staff. I'm going back in October for a few days and will definately dive with him.

I think the following is also worth mentioning. Be very clear with the boat crews that they will NOT leave the dive site, no matter what whilst you are diving. We had two instances where this occurred. One where the boat went 3km back to the resort for some reason half way through our dive and when I came up was nowhere to be seen! It was only 50 meters from shore but still. The second was at tulumben when again I came up to find the boat crew had gone ashore to chat with some mates about 150 meters down the beach. Again, we were only 50 meters from shore, but a little frustrating.

In Topic: Bali this September

14 June 2011 - 03:04 PM

I've just come back from 10 days diving around Seraya and Tulumben.

I stayed at Scuba Seraya and had a great time. Very professional outfit.

Tulumben Wreck Divers is a place that many aussies go to. It's very basic but also very good. A step up in quality is Mimpi Resort, which is right on the beachfront at Tulumben. (This would be my choice if staying at Tulumben)

Tausch Terminal is right on the beachfront also and is very popular with German divers.

You'll have a great time.

In Topic: Indonesia: Flores to Komodo, Indonesia, Oct/Nov 2011

13 June 2011 - 04:08 PM

Hi, Do each of these trips dive the same sites or are they totally separate?

Regards, Steve

In Topic: Indonesia: Flores to Komodo, Indonesia, Oct/Nov 2011

13 June 2011 - 04:05 PM

We've split the trip into 2 legs to accommodate a couple guests who only want to do half of the trip. 1-2 spots remain!

DATES AND DESTINATIONS

Trip 1: BEANGABANG, FLORES, ALOR, ADONARA, WETAR (Maumere - Maumere)
Oct 26 - Nov 6, 2011 (12 days)
$4,985 + airfare

After a successful trip to Beangabang in April of 2009, we're going back! Beangabang features a sandy slope with algae growth in the shallows, but it happens to be an incredible area for mucky critters like mimics, wunderpus (and other octopi), bobbit worms, bobtail squid, snake eels, slugs, and more. We'll probably spend 3 full days at Beangabang, followed by time in the surrounding islands. The weather is supposed to be ideal at this time of year, which means that we should have flat seas.

We'll be photographing primarily muck and macro critters, but we'll also be around some incredible coral gardens.

Trip 2: KOMODO (Labuanbajo - Maumere)
Nov 6 - Nov 20, 2011 (15 days)
$6,285 + airfare

What is there to say about Komodo? It is awesome—incredible critters, plus lush reefs. Hopefully, we'll also get to go on land and play with dragons.

Although we're planning 2 separate trips, we hope that most guests will book both trips so we are free to take advantage of the full 26 days to explore the greater area.

BOOKING

As always, Dan Baldocchi will be taking bookings. You can reach him by emailing wetpixel@underexposures.com, or by calling +1-773-564-9579.