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  1. Pension Havaiki at north Fakarava. Quiet, simple and beautifull. The only one with a beach in town. Just 4 bungalows with a pearl farm in. Walking distance to store and center of village. Not fancy or luxury.
  2. Thanks for your comments. It was at Gulf of Tadjoura. Our tryp was from the 26Th december till 4th January. They were there when we arrive, in fact there were millions death at the shore. and they were still there when we leaved. From the travel agency there are some reports from seeing the crabs, but not so many, from the begining of December, but nobody saw them never from 3 years a go that the agency begun to sell this tryp. So we were...uhmmm :glare: lucky to see them spawning
  3. Yes millions of crabs. Once they detected you they swing after you to bite so they were quickly everytime on top of the dome...but during the night dives they were atracted by the lights of the ship and they were thousand if not millions, really not funny to do the safe stop with this animals on top of you. This photos are from a friend of mine from the dive platform...all crabs
  4. Thanks for your comments. We did thr tryp with Ultima Frontera (http://www.ultima-frontera.com/) a spanish travel agency for divers. We dive in Djibouti whith Djibouti divers at the djiboutidivers 1. The boat it's nice, maybe a little older that it seems in their webpage http://www.djiboutidivers.com/. It was confortable, specially the rooms at the first level with outdoor windows. The food was so-so, not bad but few...with hungry 24 divers , you know... The dive guides are french. They speak english, italian and spanish (and french of course). They are nice specially Emily who was the director of the live aboard. The dives are regular to bad, specially 'cause the bad visibility 'cause the abundance of placton at this time of the year...but that's the reason why big guys are there. So, in my opinion it's more an snorkell tryp than a dive one. The snorkell with the whale sharks it's AMAZING!! plenty of them...we saw around 50, from juvenile (3mts) to 14 mts. Even they come close to the boat by nights to the lights of the ship. The country it's too much poor and i could feel a little hostility to tourists. They hate photographers... Excursion to lake Assal it's the best you could do. Extraordinary beautifull place and very photogenic. A deep salt sea in the dessert something similar to the Dead sea, but mor beautifull. If you need any other information and will be pleased to help you.
  5. Sorry, but there were nothing more to be photographed It's curiouse that he hide the eye inside when he realize that i have the camera near it . No flash so it was not the strobe sorry again for being so monotonous
  6. This is one of the especials and magic moments during this tryp...it was lunch time!! the concentration of whale sharks was amazing..sometimes we swing with 4 o 5...a mix of fear (they came really close...you could touch them easily) and wonder... the visibility was less than desirable and the photographer was too busy even for a photo watching this play...that's the magic
  7. A dream come true... only 3/4 meters visibility..but that's why those beauties are there. I have some pics....maybe they are too much of the same object...i hope you don't get bored with them.
  8. Hi, just a pair of questions: Do anyone know a liveaboard doing Raja Ampat in August? Can't find anything as all moves to Komodo...what happens at Raja Ampat in August? August are our only holyday time... Thanks
  9. I have been in january and it was esplendid....an february is supouse to be better. Try this liveaboards http://www.macanamaldives.com/ they are very, very nice specially the Princess Haleema, it's extraluxury and not more expensive than he others. I can't not help you with resorts at the west ari but i have good notices from the White Sands Resort & spa close to the divesite for whalesharks...I have seen it from the liveaboard and looks greit.
  10. I'm travelling to Djibouti next December, for new year....all information wil be thankful
  11. We'll stay there for 7 days. Thanks
  12. I was this last august at Komodo with the mermaid 1 and was amazing, both the diving and the boat...and cheaper than many of the others boat in the same comfort level...
  13. What a nice collection!! love all the WA
  14. Maybe next august we can go to Palau...i know it's not best time for the weather but for us it's the only time we can. Wich of the 5 West plaza do you recomend us? we would like to stay in walking distance to downtown. Thank you
  15. Look Maayafushi, you are close to all best dive in northeast ari and you have one of the most wonderfull dives at Ari (Maaya thila) as your house reef. Halaveli and Bathala are close too
  16. Well this is finishing.... Thanks so much for all your coments, i learn a lot from your help
  17. Here are mines. Cenote dos ojos. Playa del Carmen. Olympus 5060. Inon WA Lense. 2xDS50. 1/10. f2,8. ISO 200 Snorquellers swimming at the cenote. Coleman Shrimp. Komodo. Indonesia Olympus 5060. 1xDS50. 1/350. f8. ISO 80 Looking how beautifull a fire urquin was i met this brave friend. Small frogfish. Tulamben. Bali. Indonesia Olympus 5060. 1xDS50. 1/350. f8. ISO 80 Diving the wreck Liberty something very small catch my attention, something yellow over the oxidized metals...
  18. Nices photos, expecially the 1th. Love the "smile" in the second one
  19. from Canibal rock at Komodo. These were very shy... And from the Liberty wreck at Tulamben. Really small ones Thanks for your comments
  20. Thanks for all your comments I was using a Oly 5060 in an ikelite housing with one DS50....i had problems with the ikelite dul cable for the TTL and i can't use both that i have but it was fan to adapt to this new situation Thanks again
  21. Coleman shrimp Sawblade shrimp. Could you help me to choose between these two, wich one do you prefer? I don't even know the name of this one (help) Thanks for your atention and sorry for my ignorance
  22. Harlequin shrimps, beautifull animal.... Mantis shrimps...well, not so beautifull...
  23. Thanks Tazzie!! I try not to fire the strobe straight into the nudi...anyway i think they really glow...well that's the way i see them
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