Favorite Memories of the SB SURGE 2024

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Some of my favorite travel memories are the random things we encounter along the way, like the kitty at the ferry dock, the giant Virgin Mary statue in Batangas Bay, and birds flying around inside JFK Airport.
 

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There is a pygmy sea horse in there if you can find it.
 

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Many thanks to @cardzard and @ROXANNE for all your hard work in planning this amazing trip! Particular thanks for bring together my favourite dive group of all time! :grouphug2:

Great photoshop of these two miscreants that didn't make it on time for the last group photo...:rolleyes:
 
After 4 airports, 4 airplanes over 40 hours we finally made it home. It was a great trip but we will definitely do things differently next time we travel that far.
James ended up getting a sand flea infection on his left foot and calf that didn't get really bad until we were at the Manila airport. He had to go on antibiotics but it seems to be clearing up now.

I always learn something new on every group dive trip I take and this one was no exception. You were a great group of people to spend two weeks with. Definitely hope to be able to do it again sometime soon.
Both resorts, for the most part, were awesome.

Even if the visibility wasn't the best, I was amazed at all of the biodiversity I saw at every one of the dive sites.

Funny thing is that I had so many cell phone/housing issues during the trip but on those few dives when I did get everything to work I got some of the best photos I have ever taken underwater. Green Sea Turtles and Seahorses are fairly common to see in the Caribbean where I normally dive but these two photos are the best I have ever taken of either.
 

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