Diving in Croatia is much better than expected! I booked two dives at the Pula Diving Center which is specialized in under water photography (http://www.fotosub.hr) . I thought It could be useful to get a few hints of a pro how to use my new external strobe 🙂
We were very lucky to snatch the last two beds on the Carpe Diem for the Deep South Shark Tour end of March.
That trip was awesome:
– 11 whale sharks
– tons of white and black tip reef sharks
– 1 silky shark
– 7 hammer heads
– lots of turtles
– we were on four manta ray cleaning stations; and always lucky!
– eagle rays, one time 6 in formation ( ok, I only got 5 on the picture, damm)
– moraine in all sizes and colors
– two nice wrecks
What do you wanna more?
|Carpe Diem Shark Tour 2014|
More information about the boat can be found here: http://carpediemmaldives.com
Normally, I don’t write here about diving in Swiss lakes, but that weekend, organized by our local dive shop, was unbelievable! Ok, we were very lucky with the weather. The temperature was all days around 10 degrees Celsius during the day time.
Because of the natural protection by the ice, the lake is not affected by wind and weather which makes the water amazing clear! But see yourself in the gallery below…
Link to the dive shop: http://www.scubashop-kappel.ch
On the map below you’ll find an overview about the complete trip:
You can find all pictures of the stop over in Hong Kong in the picasa gallery below.
My view of Hong Kong was mainly built by the old James Bond movies before that visit. I have to admit, things changed a lot in the last 40 years 🙂
The city is much more cleaner than I expected. If there weren’t Chinese people everywhere you could be also in one of the major cities in Europe.
Our hotel, the Harbour Grand, was located on the Kowloon site direct at the sea. We had a very nice few to the Hong Kong side from the hotel. On the first day of our visit, we went for the Hong Kong side, mainly the Peak. After 90 min in the queue at the tram station we decided to stay and wait for sun set 🙂
The second day we spent on the Kowloon site. One of my goals was to get some nice shoots of typical Hong Kong / Asian things. The colorful ads were very special.
I’m not sure if Swiss workers would walk on these bamboo scaffolds!?!
After the laser show, it’s time to say good bye. Tomorrow morning we have to get up 5.30 to catch the plain to London 🙁
You’ll find the complete gallery about Adelaide, the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne and Sydney below…
|Adelaide to Melbourne & Sydney|
Before we leave Australia we want to see Stefan and Yoshies new place. They moved into a new apartment in the mean time.
After we arrived in the afternoon, Susi did some laundry under assistance of Kaya while the men organized a nice bbq 🙂
On the second day in Sydney, we want to checkout the huge shopping mal in Parametta. Yoshie und Kaya joined us later after lunch. Afterwards we all went together to the Olympic Park were we had dinner.
For the last day, we went to down town by the ferry. This was a very nice ride and it wont take much longer then by train which was very surprising for us.
Waiting for the ferry
On the ferry
At darling harbour we jumped out…
…and went to the Sydney Aquarium.
And last but no least, we had to have a look at the Opera 🙂
Driving on the cost is probably the most scenic part on the trip from Adelaide to Melbourne. The cost is so beautiful, especially if the sun was shining between the clouds 🙂
At different scenic lookouts along the rode
at Twelve Apostles
Koalas on the streetside on the way to Cape Otway Lighthouse
Shot of the cost with evening light and lots of moisture in the air, probably from the very rough sea on that day
And finally, we stopped a Torquay VIC. One of the top spots for surfers from all over the world. Instead of taking some surf lessons like in Maui we spent the time with shopping in all these nice stores …