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Whale(shark) of a time at Sogod Bay
« on: 19 Nov 10, 21:51 »
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  • Hi everyone,

    Just back from a trip to Sogod Bay. It's my second trip there and it was better than the first! Diving was not bad with lots of healthy reefs and fish aplenty. Vis was good with at least 15m or more on most dives.

    DAMN GOOD TRIP! my self portrait with my shaky left hand struggling with the weight of the rig. :bsmilie:


    The night dive at Burgos jetty was still as superb as ever. It's the only night dive where all the jaded-divepros actually did a night dive! We spent almost 80 minutes at the jetty just busy spotting creatures and watching hunting lionfish. still the best night dive site for me!

    the dive center seemed reluctant to take us snorkeling with the whalesharks for the 1st 2 days and kept planning more dives for us. Later we found out it was because there has only been 1 sighting the whole of last week, so they didn't want to deal with disappointed guests. however we insisted on going and were richly rewarded with a close encounter with a juvenile 4m whaleshark that circled us for a good 30 minutes. we also saw another couple of whalesharks within the next 90 minutes before heading back for lunch. we went back again the next day and saw maybe 5-6 whalesharks but they were all short encounters.

    #1 5fps. Pray and Spray. the juve that played with us and tried to ram all of us many times


    #2 I think I saw a magazine cover with a picture like this. it looked much better than this, of course


    #3 I like how the textures and colours all fit nicely in this pic

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    Re: Whale(shark) of a time at Sogod Bay
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  • #4 huge barrel sponges at napantao sanctuary. it's been a sanctuary for 16 years and the abundance of fish and health of the reef was evident


    #5 trying out some "aaron wong" lighting.. still far short though!


    #6 playing chicken. taken with 10-17 at the widest end, uncropped.


    #7 Jaws


    #8 the many roaming seahorses at Burgos jetty

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  • #9 Kamikaze whaleshark trying to figure out if the boat was edible


    hope you enjoyed the pics as much as we enjoyed the amazing experience!

    more here: www.colouredshots.com/site/underwater.htm

    P.S. I might be organizing a trip there again in Dec 2011 because now my girlfriend wants to go. However it will most likely be affiliated/through a local dive shop.

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    Re: Whale(shark) of a time at Sogod Bay
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  • Awesome Shots! Thanks for sharing

    Must go to So-good Bay soon before the whalesharks get out of stock. =P

    But i reckon April/May will be a better time right?
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  • Great shots John!

    #2 make my hair stand like enlarged pores
     and I really like #5 and #9, makes me want to splurge the $$ to shoot WA :)
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    Re: Whale(shark) of a time at Sogod Bay
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  • Saw any Blue-Ring at the Jetty during nightdive ??  :)
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    Re: Whale(shark) of a time at Sogod Bay
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  • Awesome shots of the playful whaleshark!
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Whale(shark) of a time at Sogod Bay
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  • Fantastic Pics!!!

    I'm planning a trip to Sogod on the last week of Dec but due to the expensive flights during the holiday season have change plans to go on the 1st week of Jan instead.

    any tips on the dive centre to go with?

     

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  • Great photos..

    i like....  :D

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  • Fantastic Pics!!!

    I'm planning a trip to Sogod on the last week of Dec but due to the expensive flights during the holiday season have change plans to go on the 1st week of Jan instead.

    any tips on the dive centre to go with?

     


    I when with Peter's Dive Centre..... good and reasonablitily priced. And the only few DC I know that has both Pink & Yellow pygmy seahorses at their house reef...  ;D
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