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to travel??? Upcoming 2016-2017 vacation trips:
November 2-18 - Maldives on the Manthiri [ LEAVING
NEXT WEEK!!!! ]
March 18-25, 2017 - Bonaire
• June 10-17 - Isla Mujeres (early
in the Whale Shark Season)
• July 7-19 - Yap
Immersion #1 (special 13-day trip featuring all that Yap has
to offer) [ LIMITED
TO 12 DIVERS - 2 SPOTS LEFT ]
• July 21-August 2 - Yap
Immersion #2 (week #2 - same sked as above) [ LIMITED
TO 12 DIVERS - 7 SPOTS LEFT ]
• Nov. 20 - Dec. 16 (dates can be
trimmed) - Ultimate Indonesia (A week at Murex in Manado, 10
days in Raja Ampat on the Aggressor, 4 days in the Lembeh
GET MORE INFO ON ALL OF OUR VACATION TRIPS HERE: www.reefseekers.com/foreign_trips.html
Upcoming local dives:
• October 26 (Wednesday) - Vets
Park night dive (single tank) - FREE!!!!
• In the Maldives so you're on your own . . .
• December - TBA
To sign up for any of these dives, either
call us at 310/652-4990 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Dodgers, I mean Cubs .
NIGHT DIVE THIS WEDNESDAY
- Conditions permitting, we're scheduled for a night dive this
Wednesday evening at Vets Park in Redondo. It's a bit early for the
squid to be coming in but it's not like they run on a precision
calendar. On our previous night dive a few weeks ago, there were
THOUSANDS (not an exaggeration) of Target Shrimp out and about so
you never know. Give us a call at 310/652-4990 if you ant to join
up. Single tank dive (40 minutes or so UW), meet in the parking lot
around 7PM (unless we agree on a different time), and we're usually
done by 10PM.
ULTIMATE INDONESIA UPDATE
- I've come up with two different itineraries for the trip,
both built around the boat (Raja Ampat Aggressor). These
are based on what the Aggressor is showing currently as
available, as well as our Reef Seekers sked in terms of what
we've already committed to. You could do boat-only, Murex &
boat, boat & Lembeh, or (ideally) all three legs (ergo, the
"Ultimate" tag). But the key thing for us to get this
to work is the boat. We need to end up with at least 7 people
committed to the boat. The other legs, because they're land-based, we
don't necessarily need a specific number of people. So far, people
seem to be leaning towards the Nov/Dec version, which includes 10
days in Raja Ampat. One of the reasons we want to break this up into
three segments is that you can't fly directly into Sorong (where
we'll get the boat) but must overnight either in Bali or in Manado.
And if we're being forced to overnight, to me it makes sense to try
to get some more diving in as well, which gives you better bang for
your airline buck. And because you can't fly in and out of Manado
every day of the week, some of this is dictated by the air sked. The
full Nov/Dec trip involves leaving L.A. on Monday, November 20 and
returning on Saturday, December 16. That would give you a week in
Manado at Murex, 10 days in Raja Ampat on the Aggressor,
and 4 days in Lembeh. It's a total of 19 diving days but it means
you're away for Thanksgiving (if that's an issue). But you could
also leave the day after T-Giv (Friday, November 24), or leave on
Monday, November 27 (which means you skip Murex entirely), and you
could shorten the back end to do just 2 days in Lembeh or skip
Lembeh altogether. The one part of this that's locked in is the boat
which departs Sorong on December 1 and off-loads on December
10. Outside of that, the sked is flexible. If you were not
on my targeted e-mail list for this, shoot me an e-mail and I'll
send you all the specifics to review. It'll be a great trip no
matter how we shape it.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR -
Thursday, January 5, to be specific. I truly don't think there's a
connection between this and the two shark incidents we discussed
last week but I've been asked to give a talk about diving with Great
Whites at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The title will be "My,
What Big Teeth You Have: Diving With Great White Sharks" and
it'll be in the Honda Theater at the Aquarium starting around 7PM.
It's open to the public. (And I'm sure I'll remind you one or two
other times between now and then.)
MAKE YOUR GOPRO FLY
- There's a new GoPro accessory out called "The Birdie."
It's basically a combination of a badminton shuttlecock and hang
glider for your GoPro. The idea is that you mount the GoPro in it,
toss it up in the air (or drop it from a height) and the Birdie
gives you a fairly stable aerial shot as the contraption descends.
It also floats so if you plop it in the drink, you won't lose it.
Here's the website for it: http://petapixel.com/2016/10/20/birdie-shuttlecock-style-accessory-tossing-gopro-air/.
And if you're really interested in getting one, they're being sold
on Amazon as of Monday for $49: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J5YK8VC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=peta0c-20&linkId=5a2ea8bd3ecc7e570b922d32abab416f.
Short one this week so I think
that'll do it for now. Have a great week and let's go diving soon.
Owner & NAUI Instructor #5936
Reef Seekers Dive Co.
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