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  1. Jaan

    Trip Report Zanzibar Diving Poseidon

    Glad you made it back and had a great time, thanks for the tips and indeed we are looking forward to the trip. I'll check out Spanish Dancers and while we are starting in Matemwe looks like there are good sites in the North too. We've been 10 years ago, and have fond memories...
  2. Jaan

    Info What I do with my keys when I shore dive?

    My wife actually designed and created a solution for this out of our frustration not being able to find something we were confident using. Check out DRYFOB, the waterproof car key container for divers. Machined out of anodized aluminum, neutrally buoyant with FOB, fits well in a BC pocket or...
  3. Jaan

    Trip Report Zanzibar Diving Poseidon

    Hope your trip was ok and that you made it home to Florida safe and sound @Conesnail We ended up opting to postpone .. and are now planning to go in August. Any tips on diving or other things around Mmemba would still be appreciated.
  4. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    Nice afternoon dive today on the north west side. Saw what seem to be a pair of small grass squids (2”) among the usual suspects. A few of our favorite pics for fun.
  5. Jaan

    Question dive watch strap too short for my suit's wrist

    Most manufacturers sell an extender strap and there may be after market ones too. Essentially, you end up with two buckles. We like using a bungee for ours, but it had a conversion kit when we bought it, that makes it real easy to pull on/off.
  6. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    It was great to meet you yesterday Peter @Pipehorse. Thanks for coming over to say hello. Sorry we missed you today @Scuba_Jenny, perhaps we will catch you another time. A couple of my favorites that Nathalie captured yesterday. a) Hard time identifying this one, think it might be a Resh...
  7. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    Been pleasantly quiet these last few days. We plan to be back tomorrow and perhaps weekend too when finding a parking is tougher than finding the seahorses ;) Looks like some rain Saturday ... that could help. Maybe see/meet some of you guys out there sometime.
  8. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    Tried the East Side today, but only about 20-30 viz, and a fair bit of current. Saw some nice yellow head jawfish, and sea horses too but the find of the day was this pair of Lancer Dragonets ... male and female. First time seeing these little guys out there. Pretty cool.
  9. Jaan

    Trip Report Crystal River Manatee Snorkel- November 27, 2021

    Nice. Hey so does anyone know if the manatees are still there? Typically to mid or end Jan yes?
  10. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    Nice day at the BHB today. Feeling a little chillier, despite the computer telling me it's still 78! Not too crowded at least :) Apart from the usual suspects, Nathalie got a couple of great shots today.. A ciliated mantis shrimp posing for the camera (we usually just catch the tail as it...
  11. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    Yes. Curious creatures often bury themselves in the sand. This one gave us a nice show and was dancing around. Video is a bit long, not sure how to best share it perhaps this will work if interested to see. https://share.icloud.com/photos/01ayBowbDquyG-I--z_noZDfQ
  12. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    Well, it was like a weekend in the parking lot with everyone circling like vultures looking for a spot. We got lucky (90 minutes before high tide) and pulled in as some day time beach goers were leaving. Cool. A little crowded in the water but the BHB did not disappoint. Pike blennies, bat...
  13. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    Kicking off early .. and going to hit the bridge today. Maybe see some of you there today. May be busy but can't resist!
  14. Jaan

    Trip Report Zanzibar Diving Poseidon

    Hey @Conesnail Florida Man .. haha. I assume you've seen the latest Tanzania requirements for exit (now seemingly a PCR test and a Rapid test 6 hours before your flight done at the airport). We have a couple of weeks to decide but we are still leaning on a 'go'. Please do give some news...
  15. Jaan

    Newbie to group

    Welcome to ScubaBoard. lots of good threads, answers to common questions and a great group. I suppose cold may be 'relative' ;) We got certified in Canada, where there were some really cool wrecks. We are now in Florida and get to enjoy the warm water diving both locally and the many...
  16. Jaan

    Best method to display photos

    We see a regular groupon for the canvas prints in various sizes. There is an 8x8 special now for under $5 (plus shipping). See : https://www.canvasdiscount.com/ there are many shops that offer these specials and they are not bad if on a budget. We made a series of small ones and they look...
  17. Jaan

    Red swell rash on face after 3 tanks dive

    Consider also it could be some kind of sea-lice or exposure rash. Did you feel a sting underwater? touch coral and wipe your forehead? insult an octopus that took a swing at you? haha. Of course always safest to call Dan to be sure .. Do let us know how you're doing ...
  18. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    Short snout indeed, thanks for pointing that out. I do think that's right. It was very small/thin compared to others we had seen, we suspected a juvenile. We went back today to search for him again but no luck. Surely hiding from the weekend crowds kicking up a storm! We had one guy stagger...
  19. Jaan

    Blue Heron Bridge Trolls III

    Beautiful today, and great viz. Not crowded when you can see more than a few spots before the washrooms :) I might try again on the -weekend, could be that the sub-80 water is scaring off the snorkelers, good for us! While some shots didn't come out we caught a glimpse of a huge manatee on...
  20. Jaan

    Trip Report Zanzibar Diving Poseidon

    Hey, so I'm not the only crazy one it seems ;) I see we are neighbors!! We would be there only Jan 20th so, I'll rely on you for the tips. We have been once before (10 yrs ago) at Blue Bay, and went out with local shop on site, it was just amazing. I've still been back and forth about...
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