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  1. kkshxt

    Sipadan vs East Kalimantan

    The Channel also called the Big Fish Country, is truly amazing and shouldn't be missed! I have some friends who went to Derawan for the Big Fish Country dive, but the dive shop refused to bring them there (they only bring them to a nearby dive site, called the small fish country). My friends had...
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    For Sale Nauticam housing for Nikon D500 with ports, viewfinder, etc.

    is it still available? please PM me thanks.
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    Trip report Moalboal 11/8~11/11 2019

    what an impressive CFWA shot! I want to dive in the Philippines again badly, but ... the one CHxxx policy is killing me...
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    Bali vs Thailand(Similans) vs Red Sea

    Similan offers very nice food lol as for Pelagics and schools, it's hit and miss... I didn't see mantas or whale sharks there but I did encounter schooling cudas. some of my friends did encounter whalesharks and mantas last season, so it worth a shot. I have been to Bali several times, it's...
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    September, Cenderawasih Bay or Raja Ampat?

    Hi all, I am a serious underwater photographer and now considering between Cenderawasih Bay and Raja Ampat for a dive trip this year in September. My choices are limited due to the liveaboard vacancy. I have been to Raja Ampat in Feb and loved it very much. But, is September a good season to...
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    Tulamben in January 2020

    Wow, I am looking forward to it so much! Now I am wondering to bring my wide angle port and lens or not ...?
  7. kkshxt

    Tulamben in January 2020

    wow, hope to dive with you in the future! I am going to dive with Adjix Dharma (and his team I guess) It will be our first time diving on a 1:1 ratio :D But I also really want to know the freelancer you recommend!
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    Tulamben in January 2020

    Hi Luko, how long are you going to stay there? I am also going to Tulamben on 1/1, don't know if we have a chance to meet there?
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    Derawan - Maratua - Sangalaki - Kakaban islands trip report (East Kalimantan) September 2019

    thank you diveUAE, you can see the baby turtles on both Sangalaki island and Derawan island. They are really cute ~
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    Derawan - Maratua - Sangalaki - Kakaban islands trip report (East Kalimantan) September 2019

    Please come! It's the north east coast of Taiwan season is between June to September for wide angle shots, we have to charter a boat. I took this shot this summer
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    Derawan - Maratua - Sangalaki - Kakaban islands trip report (East Kalimantan) September 2019

    Hi Luko, I haven't been to Sipadan yet, so I can't compare them. Some of my friends who had been to both told me that the cudas school encounter in Sipadan is not guaranteed, at least they didn't see it. But another group of my friends also failed to encounter the school in the big fish...
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    Derawan - Maratua - Sangalaki - Kakaban islands trip report (East Kalimantan) September 2019

    Hi Trailboss123, the cost was USD1320 including everything you mentioned, and it was quoted in late 2018. I planned this trip one year in advance :D thank you Tippytoes12 :D That one is my favorite too!
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    Derawan - Maratua - Sangalaki - Kakaban islands trip report (East Kalimantan) September 2019

    Hi all, I did this trip on September 7 ~ 15 2019 dive resort: Home By Borneo Diving It is Chinese owned and managed onsite by a local manager. They offered me a 7D6N package 5 days of diving first 4 days, one island per day, and the 5th day we can choose one island on our own. The first day is...
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    Trip report Moalboal 11/8~11/11 2019

    Exactly as Luko said I made this photo in the afternoon I tried so hard to catch a sardine circle but the watercolor and visibility was disappointing on the other hand, afternoon dives in the Pescador were ok ~ especially not crowded at all The orange frogfish photo was taken in the afternoon
  15. kkshxt

    Trip report Moalboal 11/8~11/11 2019

    sure, they did. in fact, the resort we stayed in was not far from the sardine site. We could see the sardine site form our resort ~ If it was in Taiwan, we would probably dive the sardine site from our resort :D
  16. kkshxt

    Trip report Moalboal 11/8~11/11 2019

    Thank you MomZo, I pass by that cave twice but didn't enter it, cause I was almost DECO lol... the soft coral there were indeed amazing! we made 3 dives at the sardine site, and 2 of the dives we took a tricycle... because there were only two of us, and the boat was too big. I prefer a boat...
  17. kkshxt

    Trip report Moalboal 11/8~11/11 2019

    thank you guys ~ I tried three dives for the sardines, so I'm very happy you liked it The frogfish was at the Pescador island, and this one was very nice who would like to yawn at the camera
  18. kkshxt

    Trip report Moalboal 11/8~11/11 2019

    it's just on the Panagsama road~ Hope you can enjoy their food next time :D
  19. kkshxt

    Trip report Moalboal 11/8~11/11 2019

    Thanks Luko, I think the current in Pescador gives me a reason to visit Moalboal again ~ to drk5036, I recommand kugita seafood & charcoal grill
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    Trip report Moalboal 11/8~11/11 2019

    thank you! we woke up early for the sardine photos because the viz was much better in the early morning :D
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