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thatporchdawg

Member Since 16 Feb 2005
Offline Last Active Aug 18 2011 08:54 PM
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In Topic: Top Ten Dive Sites

30 September 2009 - 02:36 AM

Some of these may be a bit overdone, but its my top ten. And like everyone else, its in no particular order...

1) Seraya Secrets, Tulamben, Bali
2) Liberty wreck, Tulamben, Bali
3) Northern Arch, Poor Knights, New Zealand
4) HMNZS Waikato, Tutukaka, New Zealand
5) Almost anything in Vatu-i-ra Passage, Fiji
6) Stingray City, Grand Cayman
7) Three Sisters Spring, Crystal River, Florida
8) Rainbow River, Florida
9) Dangleben's Pinnacles, Dominica
10) Town Pier, Bonaire

I think this list is a great place to find new places to go! Now off to research a place or two!

In Topic: Camera Insruance DEPP, DAN, etc.

30 September 2009 - 02:01 AM

I'm an American living overseas and I use DEPP with no issues. They're not very good at communicating, but I'm covered. No worries so far.

Cheers,
Ken

In Topic: Hey do I have to yell from down here,

01 May 2009 - 03:53 PM

Kia Ora, Wazza! There aren't many Kiwis around (including me. I'm an American expat), but I'm at least in your neighborhood. Let me know if you ever get up to AKL and want to go for a semi-local dive.

In Topic: Seraya Scuba Bali

09 February 2009 - 02:36 AM

Been there twice (July 06 and May 08). Only place I've gone back to. I'd go back again in a second. Just some more pointers:

1) If you're there for more than a few days, the menu at the restaurant gets a bit repetitive.
2) No two dives at Seraya Secrets are the same. You WILL see something different every time. Dive it as much as you can. If you want some coral and reef, a nearby site called Drop Off should fit the bill.
3) Get to Liberty as soon as possible in the AM. After about 9 to 10AM, you'll have every other diver in SE Asia in your pics if you're shooting WA. We also got a bit of current on the Liberty the few dives we did there, so beware.
4) There are no ATMs anywhere near Tulamben. If you need cash, get it before you get to Tulamben.
5) Have fun.

Cheers,
Ken