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  1. Back in September I concluded a liveaboard tip to the Banda Sea with a stop over in Ambon before flying home. I got in 12 dives in 3 days with Critterjunkies by divebluemotion. The dive shop is pretty basic and located on the shores of Laha. And, like most parts of Indonesia, sanitation is not at levels we experience in the west. So, the rocky beach was covered in plastic as well areas beneath the water. However, many magical creatures make this area home. The water was warm enough for comfort in a 5mm wetsuit for long muck dives and viz varied from 30-50 feet, although on the last day, after a harsh rain, viz deteriorated to 2-3 feet! The top of the critter list was the psychedelic frogfish (PFF) and I didn't expect to actually see one. But, our guide had found one several days earlier and we got to see one on the second dive! There is competition amongst the dive guides and operators to find PFFs so when went to look for the PFF, our guide had one diver visit with the PFF while the others were off at a distance so other guides or boats couldn't figure out the location. It was like a secret mission. However, the PFF was in shallow water and the surge and particulate made for really difficult shooting conditions. Here's a video of what I encountered in 12 dives. Comments and critiques welcome.
  2. Ambon is rightly known for it's fantastic critter diving. It also has an amazing coral side, to the south and east, with astounding wide angle opportunities. Really lush and pristine reefs and recently we discovered an incredible underwater cave. These are Barb's wide angle photos from a day's diving last week. http://diveintoambon.com/wide-angle-gallery/
  3. Barb, my partner, has just published her photos from our first season in Ambon. Some really lovely macro photos, please enjoy Click here to go to gallery (Edited for correct gallery)
  4. Hi There, I have gotten around to uploading new galleries from my recent trip to Indonesia. The first part I have already posted under a differnet Topic Cenderawasih Whale Sharks. The following links are from Ambon, Bali and Raja Ampat. On my month long sojourn through Indonesia had me looking at Whale Sharks all the way down to Pigmy Seahorses and the like. I even managed to see a Mola Mola but unfortunately not close enough to get a decent photograph. Ambon http://mattiovaska.com/gallery/173019 Bali http://mattiovaska.com/gallery/173047 Raja Ampat ( the first half of this gallery is from the recent trip) http://mattiovaska.com/gallery119145 Enjoy Matti
  5. Ambon Group Trip with Equator Diving - Perfect for Photographers! 10 nights at Maluku Divers Resort, 19-29 April 2014 Ambon has it all - Critters, Caves & Wrecks - and provides the perfect setting to bring together aspiring photographers from around the world! For April 2014 we have organised a group trip to Ambon - one of Indonesia's hottest destinations! The trip will be based at Maluku Divers Resort - a resort on the 'must do' list of the world's best underwater photographers. Maluku Divers offers endless diving opportunities, with multiple critter sites, the Ambon Shipwreck and the Hukurila Caves all just a stone's throw away from the resort. Travelling as a group will maximise benefits for everyone - including room shares for solo divers. We will also have a photo competition on the final night! For more details and to join visit: http://www.equatordiving.com/ambon_group_trip.html
  6. Ambon (Indonesia) critters hunt March 2013 A perfect dive holiday for those wanting to find rare and unusual marine life, go searching for the unknown and even learn some more about the critters you love most. We will be diving from the charming and very well set up Maluku Divers. Dates: The trip starts on 13 March 2012 in Ambon, Indonesia. The trip finishes on 23 March 2013 in Ambon, Indonesia. Price: $2,355 for 3 boat dives (2 day dives and a night dive) or $2262 for 3 boat dives during the day. The above package includes: shared accommodation, all meals, tea, coffee and water. The above package does not include: canned or alcoholic beverages, equipment rental, flights, other hotels and gratuties. Flight Information: Departure will be from either Bali (via Surabaya) or direct out of Jakarta depending on your incoming flights. Flights out of Bali depart Bali 6.30am via Surabaya, arriving in Ambon at 14.50pm Flights out of Jakarta depart Jakarta 1.30am direct to Ambon arrives at 7.00am Baggage allowance on internal flights in Indonesia is typically 20kg though this varies between operators. Optional Extras The prices above are based on shared accommodation. If you would like a bungalow to yourself this can be arranged though a single supplement will apply. Nitrox is available and will be charged per tank at the resort. For those travelling through Bali before or after the trip why not add a visit to Scuba Seraya Resort in the North East of the island? The resort has built a great reputation as one of the best for underwater photographers with excellent critter diving and the famous Liberty Wreck very close with one of Scuba Seraya speedboats. Diving 4 Images can look after every aspect of your trip including flights and hotels before and after the trip. We can help you build a personalised itinerary to make sure that the trip runs like clock-work. If you would like us to arrange your flights and hotels in Indonesia just contact us! www.diving4images.com info@diving4images.com WHY WITH DIVING4IMAGES? Graham is the founder and director of Diving 4 Images. He is Diving 4 Images main guide & expedition director who likes to run pretty much every trip we organise. It is Graham who will be personally showing you the best dives in Indonesia, sharing his experience, knowledge and passion for the underwater world when you join a Diving 4 Images trip. Since founding Diving 4 Images, Graham has worked with some of the best photographers and film-makers in the business, becoming the dive guide of choice for many well known professionals. Its not just about the professionals though, Graham enjoys nothing more than leading groups of enthusiastic non-professionals who share his passion. Indeed Graham is equally at home taking a BBC camera crew to remote locations to film sea-snake behavior as he is leading a group of enthusiastic nudibranch nuts as they search for rare specimens for no other reason than their own pleasure.
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