Jun

26

Conditions:

Visibilty: 15m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 20m

Details: In the side of the island is a large cave. Kinda cool, Barracuda Point stole the limelight on the previous dive.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Jun

26

Conditions:

Visibilty: 15m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 30m

Details: Wow this was an amazing dive. On the way out to the point, a snorkeller let the divemaster know that a school of Bumphead Parrotfish were in the shallows munching on coral. So we quickly geared up and jumped in with them. A large school of big bumpies cruised around in about 2 metres of water. Incredible. The rest of the group wasn’t as interested as me though, so i had to rush a few photos in, and quickly get back with the group. Of course on the way to the rest of the group was the large school of Jacks…another great subject. A few snaps and it was time to descend. In about 15m i got reasonably close to a White-tipped reef shark being cleaned by a wrasse, and higher up on the reef a good turtle encounter. Despite the sites name we saw no barracuda, but there was so much else to photograph. This was a really great dive. After we finished the dive it was lunch time, and a good opportunity to sneak in some under over shots.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Jun

26

Conditions:

Visibilty: 15m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 32m

Details: After being put on a waiting list for a month by ScubaJunkie to get Sipidan Permits, we were still without the permits with only days left. So we decided to check out other resorts on the island. We went to Uncle Changs and were lucky enough to grab a couple of spots on a boat they had going to Sipidan. Not as well-oiled as Scuba Junkie, but it didn’t matter. We got to dive Sipidan! And it was great! A pristine tropical jewel in a big blue ocean. The first dive was at South Point where we saw Grey Reef Shark, White-tipped Reef Sharks and Turtles. There were reports of Hammerheads earlier in the day, but we had no luck.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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