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gorantrener

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"Scubalife" magazine Croatia, cover

26 October 2013 - 09:31 AM

proud to anounce that my photo of crocodile from Cuba, Jardines de la Reina, is on the cover of croatian "Scubalife" magazineAttached File  SLk1.jpg   285.96KB   59 downloads


phillipines travell advice

04 September 2013 - 01:35 AM

hello every1,

i would like to get some travell advice from somebody experienced in organising trips in phillipines. as i understood, phillies are one of most diverse and interesting diving spots on earth,but it is very difficult to organise some one to two week trip to get the best of them.

so, any advice about what locations are "not to be missed", but in coimbination with rather easy transfer options etc.

in example, im looking for something similar to organising trip to mexico in summer, where most of people put together whale sharks in mujeres, some close cenotes, and classic scuba in cosumel. any similar itinerary in phillipines?

maybe important to say that i am not big fan of macro shooting, more into ambient and wrecks, but two macro dives in combination of 10 dives overall (for sake of ratio) are more then welcome. thanks in advance!!!


cuba-jardines de la reina

24 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

ok, pics are heavily resized but hope they turn out ok in screen.

jardines de la reina is trully "last paradise". cuba is not so very popular diving destination (at least compared to the rest of carribean, red sea and south-east asia), but the beauty you can expect there is stunning. the main reason are the sharks, you can expect them in EVERY location in huge numbers and they circle COMPLETE dive with you. mainly you can see silkies and carribean reefs. i have seen hundreds of sharks before but this is first time in my life that i can say those two words - every dive and complete dive. jardines are very remote part of southern cuba, and you can only do liveboard there. it is not too pricey compared to carribean, only problem is a bit complicated transfer to jardines, but once you are there you forget everything and just dive dive dive, enjoy mohitos etc... besides sharks you can expect large groupers, (50 kgs are common!) some barracudas, jacks and other common carribean stuff. this area is heavily protected by goverment so only diving and some sportfishing are allowed (thanks to Castro!), which made Jardines fantastic. 

I am not american but now is for sure that USAs can get cuban visa and organise touristic trips, so it is not the "black area" even for them now. i know it for sure because there were "common" americans with us on liveaboard.