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  1. Here are the updated links to the above post. More about the trip http://www.bluekirio.com/lembeh.htm Photo Workshop and Contest http://www.bluekirio.com/photo%20workshop.htm
  2. Central Indonesia...Lembeh to Ambon Join Blue Kirio and Capt Casey Mahaney aboard the Tambora for 12 nights of diving and cruising the north central portion of Indonesia. This custom one way itinerary will begin with 2-3 days of diving in North Sulawesi's Lembeh Straits. From there we will then head east cross into the Maluku Sea and dive the remote island of Tifore which is well now for its clear blue water and large fish action. From here we will travel further southeast and dive several islands East of Halmahera, including the Goraici Island group where there are many great dive sites with an abundance of amazing fish life and critter species. The reefs here are covered with hard & soft corals, along with sponges that are teaming with sweetlips. You will also find schools of red and black snapper, napoleon wrasse"s, huge size dogtooth tuna and reef sharks. As we move south we will also dive several islands in the Patinti Strait region which is a channel between Halmahera Island and Bacan Island. This area has excellent reefs full of blooming orange soft corals packed with anthias, plenty of large soft coral covered bommies in all different colors and a variety of species. It is a good drift dive area with lots of reef sharks; black tip, white tip and grey reef sharks are resident here as well as rays and many big napoleon wrasse. In addition, the Patinti Strait area offer great day and night dive sites with many calm bays which provide good shelter for many critters like robust & ornate ghost pipefish, bobtail squid, even blue ring octopus and includes rare encounters with epaulette sharks the walking sharks which are also found here. As we continue across the Seram sea we will dive a number of sites which offer an abundance of marinelife and in a variety of habitats. We will finish the trip in Ambon Harbor and will do a couple of dive days in this legendary muck diving location. In addition, Casey will be offering his original Top Photographer Workshop & Photo Contest. This unique Photo course is not duplicated anywhere else in the world and is designed to challenge and improve all U/W shooting photographers skills.It also includes cash discounts on future Blue Kirio tours. For more on this please follow this link: http://www.bluekirio.com/Home_Page/workshop.html This tour will be aboard the Tambora which is a relatively new vessel that has all the features you would expect in a modern top of the line liveaboard. Ensuite cabins, individually controlled AC, side by side beds, dedicated photo station, Nitrox, 2 dive tenders, etc... For much more on this tour and the Tambora, please follow this link: http://www.bluekirio.com/Home_Page/Lembeh.html Trip Specifics: Dates: October 6-18 2013...12 Days Cost: $4500/pp... Includes all Port & Park Fees, Photo Workshop & Contest, meals, land transport to and from the boat, accommodations and diving wile aboard the Tambora. To book your space or if you have any questions, please contact Capt. Casey at: Email: diving@bluekirio.com Ph: (561) 283-1993 Skype: captcasey
  3. Join Captain Casey Mahaney this November on a 10 day dive tour to the best of the Solomon Islands aboard the Bilikiki. And, if you book by June 15th, 2012, you will receive a $400 discount off the regular price. In addition, for all U/W photographers you will also be given a chance to win up to $250 discount off any future tour by your participation in the unique Blue Kirio Photo Workshop and Daily Photo Contest. This workshop is designed to assist all U/W photographers in improving their knowledge and skills along with providing you with daily feedback on your progress through a daily photo competition. Details for this tour are as follows: Boat Dates: Nov 24 - Dec 4, 2012 Special Price: $4200 which includes the daily room taxes. This price is guaranteed for anyone who books their trip with Blue Kirio by June 15th, 2012. For more on this tour you can read on and/or go directly to the Blue Kirio Web Site at: http://www.bluekirio.com/Home_Page/Solomons.html Solomons November/December 2012 The Solomons is without a doubt one of the most unique Island groups in the Pacific and one which never fails to disappoint any dive traveler. This 2012 Ten night tour is scheduled for November 24 - December 4 and will include all our favorite regions and dive sites in the "land that time forgot". The Solomons is truly one of the most diverse and adventurous dive destinations in the world and still one of the my groups favorite dive tours. Our itinerary will include diving at Mary Island, the Russell's, several sites throughout Marovo Lagoon, Florida Islands and end with a scenic cruise down Boli Pass. We will also include land visits to some of the best wood carving villages found in the Pacific where you will have an opportunity to shop and visit with the native villagers. For those of you who have been to the Solomons with Blue Kirio before, you know just how special this destinations is and why it has always been a group favorite. For anyone who has not traveled and dove here before, I can guarantee it will be a trip you will not be disappointed with and one you will never forget. For this tour we will again be aboard the Bilikiki which is a 125 x 27 foot vessel manned by 13 friendly and helpful crew. All diving is from "tinnies" (skiffs) and done in a drift type manner. For the most part the diving in the Solomons is very easy and usually sports good to excellent visibility. The water should be between 82-85 F and generally calm during this time of year. For those who have been here before you are well aware of the variety that Solomon Islands diving offers. From large schooling barracudas and big-eye jacks at Mary Island to the critter/muck dives at well known sites in the Florida's and the Russell's where we commonly find a variety of ghost pipefish, mantas shrimp, pigmy seahorses and many other rare and unusual marinelife species. Of course, though the diving here is outstanding, what makes the Solomons such a unique tour compared to other world class dive destinations, is the people. No where else on the planet is there a dive destination which so seamlessly combines the opportunity to enjoy the friendly interaction with the local villagers and dive such pristine reefs daily. The Solomons is truly a National Geographic experience and one I always look forward to returning to. Travel itinerary: Presently the airline schedule is set up in a way that we can depart LAX on Nov 22 and take a direct 10 hour flight into Nadi Fiji, Arriving Nov 24. After a 3 hour layover, we will continue onto Honiara, Solomon Islands, arriving approximately 10:30 AM on Nov 24. For the return: We will depart the Solomons on December 4, transit through Fiji and continue onto LAX, arriving approximately 1:30 pm Dec 4. For more information or to reserve your space, please contact me at: email:diving@bluekirio.om Ph: (561) 283-1993
  4. Join Professional Photographer Capt. Casey Mahaney/Blue Kirio Scuba Tours in April for a Liveaboard trip to Malaysia's famous Sipadan and Mabul islands. Here we will join the MV CELEBES EXPLORER for a 10 day dive tour which will also include the best diving this remote region of Malaysia has to offer. Due to a couple of recent cancellations, you can join this group photo tour for a discounted price of $2500/person. This is over $1000 off the original price of the 10 day trip and also includes 2 nights stay in a Kota Kinabalu hotel and your domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau, value of an additional $500. We are also guaranteed to dive Sipadan on up to 5 different days and will be able to explore Mabul and 3 additional islands. This tour will also include professional U/W photography instruction based on each individual skill level. For more about this trip, please visit our web site at: http://www.bluekirio.com/Home_Page/Malaysia.html Contact Capt. Casey Mahaney/Blue Kirio Scuba Tours : diving@bluekirio.com ... Ph 775-815-4314
  5. Hi Mike FYI... I have a 10 day trip aboard this boat from April 3-13 for a discounted price of $2500/pax. Let me know if you would like more info. Capt. Casey Mahaney Blue Kirio Scuba Tours
  6. I will be leading a 10 day group charter aboard this boat in April and will have a full report once I return. Capt. Casey P.S. I still have a couple of spaces for a great discounted rate.
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