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?
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
After we spent a week together with Stefan, Yoshie and the cute Kaya at Walter's place in Kewarra Beach(Cairns) we booked a live aboard tour with Pro Dive Cairns.
More about the tour: http://www.prodivecairns.com/liveaboards.html
The tour was completely booked out, 35 guest on board and lots of them were students. The boat was huge and there was enough place for everyone.
The Great Barrier Reef is ok :-) But, if I'm honest, I expected a little bit more of the reef.
The fish life was fantastic: lot's of Clown Fishes, Sharks, Napoleons... But the most awesome thing was that huge, massive turtle!
You can find some pictures here…
Here you find a map with the two reefs we dived on (Flynn and Milln Reef):
During summer vacation I went for three dives with the Nero Sport Dive Center. Diving in Zakynthos is not comparable to the Red Sea, but for the Mediterranean Sea it's pretty ok.
More about the diving Center: http://www.nero-sport.de
You find a few shots in the album below, but please do not expect too much...
Awesome trip on the Bluewaves from Marsa Alam down to the boarder of the Sudan. We had 12 great days and lots of fun!
The reefs in the south are fantastic but we saw not that much big stuff as expected. Ok, to be honest a few of us saw dolphins and even a tiger shark!
See here: http://www.bluewaves.ch/photos/mai-2013/
Both of us had the hundredth dive, therefore we got some fancy cake two times :-)
We decided to book a dive safari to avoid those very long boat cruises to all the dive sites and to make up to four dives a day. And it turned out that this was a perfect decision.
We spent the week from 13.7.2012 - 18.7.2012 together with five other guest on the Bluewaves. We had a fantastic week out in the Red Sea. Mike, our private guide, took care of us very well and we survived the whole trip even we had a few accidents :-)
- SS Thistlegorm (3x)
- Le Carnatic
- Giannis D
- reef sharks, hammer heads, turtles, octopuses and much more!
More about the Bluewavs, Chris and her team: http://www.bluewaves.ch
During the week from 12. - 18. February 2012 Roger and me went to Sharm el Sheikh to attend an advanced open water class. We stayed at the Ghazala Beach next to diving center. The hotel was cheap but not as good as we expected. But the diving center (Sinai Divers Sharm) was execellent!
- our instructor Tony ;-)
- trip to Ras Mohammed
- trip to SS Thistlegorm
- roof bar @ Camel Club :-)
Find a few impressions here...
I did three dives during my first Australia & New Zealand trip in summer 2008 on the Ningaloo Reef. This reef is not as famous as the Great Barrier Reef but it was in a very good condition that time.
-First reef shark
Read more about it here.
PS: The size of the Manta Ray is maybe not very accurate ;-)