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Speckled Grouper
04/15/2014, 07:35 PM
We were fortunate enough to experience what every diver dreams of.....it's half way around the world, but it's worth every mile traveled.....Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia....

Let me know if you want to see more.....

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r-balljunkie
04/15/2014, 07:54 PM
great pics, especially the stingray.

you should consider running these thru lightroom, do some post processing to knock down some of the overexposure in the wide angle shots. elsewise, great shots.

sounds like a trip of a lifetime.

Speckled Grouper
04/15/2014, 08:36 PM
Hehe, it's just a point and shoot camera I'm using....pretty happy with the results.
Coming to your neck of the woods in December.....next trip is going to be Fiji, Tawara and Majuro....:)

Speckled Grouper
04/15/2014, 08:47 PM
A few more....

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NatureNerd
04/15/2014, 09:40 PM
Nice shots! Looks like a great trip!

Cu455
04/15/2014, 09:41 PM
Awesome pictures. No need to edit them.

r-balljunkie
04/15/2014, 11:19 PM
lightroom is an UW photographers best friend :)

great composition on the second sets.

what are you shooting with?

i changed the exposure only on this shot. you can download a free evaluation copy online.

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lanshark
04/15/2014, 11:31 PM
C'mon folks! View these full screen on iPad, Fantastic Professional Shots, Magazine Cover stuff all the way.. Awesome!!!

ace_92101
04/15/2014, 11:47 PM
Very nice pics. I love Indonesia.

Patwa
04/16/2014, 11:19 AM
thank you very much for sharing! ...Raja Ampat is most definitely on my list :)

have you been to Sipadan in Borneo? highly recommend diving there....on par with what I see in your shots :)

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glaukos
04/18/2014, 10:19 AM
Amazing pics speckled:)
I wish one day i can dive too,in a place like that
Thanks for sharing

snorvich
05/04/2014, 06:18 AM
Yes, that is one of the best diving areas of the world (for that kind of diving especially). Possibly because it is far enough away that lots of folks don't go? Also, awesome images for a point and shoot camera.

Speckled Grouper
05/05/2014, 09:01 PM
Here are a few more pictures of the clams we found during our dives. Most of them were over 3 feet long.

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Speckled Grouper
05/05/2014, 09:10 PM
And the Clownfish......

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6-line
05/13/2014, 07:55 AM
speechless...in complete awe of these. One of these days...

TFP Marine Biologist
05/13/2014, 10:15 AM
Awesome pics, thanks for sharing

Sugar Magnolia
05/14/2014, 06:50 AM
Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing.

Nanook
05/14/2014, 01:04 PM
Holy cow, those photos are simply amazing!! Thank you so much for posting these:) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Tradewinds
05/14/2014, 01:22 PM
Thanks for sharing your awe-inspiring photos. How long were you in Indonesia or maybe a better question would be, how often did you get to dive while there?

Mr D smack
05/14/2014, 01:28 PM
Thanks for sharing these amazing photos with us. I think I know my next destination for vacation

snorvich
05/14/2014, 02:09 PM
Great location. Not so easy to get to.

Pife
05/14/2014, 02:12 PM
Fantastic photos. Those clams are so cool as are all the different anemones and clown fishes. Thank you for sharing.

M3P
05/14/2014, 09:04 PM
I may have missed this in awe of the pictures, but what camera and setup are you using? Great pictures!

Whiterabbitrage
05/14/2014, 09:26 PM
:inlove:

awais98
05/15/2014, 08:46 AM
Beautiful.

caribfan
05/17/2014, 12:12 PM
Stunning, the Tridacnas were particularly beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

gazmarine
05/18/2014, 04:34 PM
Some very nice photos and good colouration. Was at Raja Ampat recently myself, did you do a liveaboard there?

Speckled Grouper
05/19/2014, 10:52 PM
To answer some of your questions:

We were there from Friday afternoon to the next Friday morning, so just shy of 7 days, we did a total of 20 dives.

We stayed at Raja Ampat Dive Lodge on the island of Mansuar, we saw many of the Live Aboards cruising in the same area.

I have 2 Canon Elph 300 point and shoot, one in a Canon housing, the other in a Ikelite Housing. The one in the Ikelite Housing finally flooded on my last dive in Bali.

Easy to get to? NOT! 12 hours from Jakarta and then 16 hours back to Bali. But worth every minute.....

Here are a few more…

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Tiki God
05/20/2014, 02:52 PM
That's incredible! Would you mind if I save a couple of these to my computer?

Speckled Grouper
05/20/2014, 07:28 PM
That's incredible! Would you mind if I save a couple of these to my computer?

No problem....and there are more coming.....:)

Tiki God
05/20/2014, 08:50 PM
No problem....and there are more coming.....:)

Thanks, can't wait to see more! :beer:

Sugar Magnolia
05/21/2014, 12:47 PM
The water is so crystal clear! Would love to see more!

glaukos
05/22/2014, 06:28 AM
+1
Can't wait for more,thanks for sharing!

screamingibis
05/22/2014, 04:14 PM
More!!more!!

NiTr0x911
05/25/2014, 06:17 AM
Your diving pics are always amazing! Thanks for sharing.

noy
05/25/2014, 08:23 AM
Amazing photos !

Daniel62
05/26/2014, 10:58 PM
:) love the butterflies

Speedfreak95
06/04/2014, 10:19 PM
Wow beautiful! One day I would love to do this! Keep more pics coming hahaha not sure id ever get out of the water

ReeferBill
06/14/2014, 08:21 AM
This is definitely a trip on my bucket list! Amazing Photos! Thank You!

Booboobear259
06/30/2014, 11:12 AM
Sweet

Reef or Die
07/13/2014, 07:49 PM
Really enjoyed your pics. This looks like an awesome dive site!! Thx for sharing your experience..

Magpies
08/01/2014, 08:48 PM
did you see any rare corals on your dive? I heard that the biodiversity in Raja ampat is incredible.

crazyboy
08/04/2014, 12:24 AM
amazing

aquavista99
08/15/2014, 11:23 AM
Amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing :thumbsup:

Bhuamani32
08/18/2014, 09:21 AM
Just seeing these now and it looks incredible

grwilson
08/29/2014, 12:22 PM
Spoiled? Have you logged your last Caribbean dive?

BrentH
09/04/2014, 05:01 PM
amazing the red on the anenomes and the clams wow evrything just perfect

Sleepingtiger
09/05/2014, 01:02 PM
awesome... more please!!!!

Kaman8
09/05/2014, 05:57 PM
I'm so jealous that you guys can dive and see the beautiful under water world. I wish I can dive 1 day too, but too bad......I have anxiety panic disorder :(

Shawn O
09/12/2014, 05:46 AM
Beautiful photos. Would love to dive in places like this some day. I can imagine an experience like this would change you forever. Congrats. Saved a few pics to show the wife, just too beautiful not to share. Thank you.

btw what is the name of this fish? (I've never seen a picture of them before)
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MreasyC
09/20/2014, 08:36 AM
That's a saddleback butterfly

Reef or Die
09/23/2014, 07:03 PM
Really beautiful photos of the reef! Thanks for sharing

pyithar
09/23/2014, 09:01 PM
awesome photos!! thank you for sharing!

docsky
12/18/2014, 08:37 PM
very nice