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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#121  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:59 am

Threesome under the boat....


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#122  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:59 am

My dive buddy had a fright when the whale shark lifted her out of the water as she was just about to get her gear off to get on the boat.


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#123  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:00 am

Local kids underwater...


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#124  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:00 am

Dive buddy taking pics of local kids on a muck dive...


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#125  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:01 am

My mermaid... regulator not working and still dont want to abort her dive.


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#126  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:01 am

While we getting ready to do some shore dives on the Ahe House reef, there was this convoy of locals dancing and singing on boats. I think there was some election campaign going on while we were there.


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#127  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:02 am

Bloody not easy to take land shots with a heavy casing and strobes on your 5Dmk2.


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#128  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:03 am

Ahe house reef has lots of fish life...




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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#129  Postby decimal86 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:45 am

Wow jaw dropping encounter. Thks for a really detailed and informative report. One day i will visit. But looking at the travel times, i also pengsan
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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#130  Postby zaff1984 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:50 am

Wow wow wow.. Have to say it 3 times. Haha. Nice report, beautiful photos. I wanna go there.
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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#131  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:39 pm

decimal86 wrote:Wow jaw dropping encounter. Thks for a really detailed and informative report. One day i will visit. But looking at the travel times, i also pengsan



I must say that this is a place that every diver should try to experience at least once in their lifetime.
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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#132  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:40 pm

zaff1984 wrote:Wow wow wow.. Have to say it 3 times. Haha. Nice report, beautiful photos. I wanna go there.



Thanks. Hope the dive trip report gets you there faster... lol
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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#133  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:41 pm

There were lots of huge clams in the water near the dining room. This one was two times bigger than my head.


Squamosa Clam (Tridacna squamosa)


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#134  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:05 pm

A friend swimming to a school of Tessellated fusilier (Pterocaesio tessellata) near the beach of Ahe Island


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#135  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:07 pm

Another pic of the school of Tessellated fusilier (Pterocaesio tessellata) in about 2m to 3m of water near the beach of Ahe Island


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#136  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:09 pm

Wall of Tessellated fusiliers (Pterocaesio tessellata)


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#137  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:15 pm

My friend is a new diver with less than 10 dives on her log book and she has experienced diving with 5 whale sharks. Actually you dont need to be a diver and can just snorkel with the multiple whale sharks and have an experience of a lifetime at Nabire.


Wife and the newly certified dive buddy.


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#138  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:17 pm

The water of the beach of Ahe is very, very clean...


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#139  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:26 pm

Under the dining hall stilts is a school of very large Circular Spadefish or Batfish (Platax orbicularis)


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#140  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:29 pm

Another pic of a Circular Spadefish or Batfish (Platax orbicularis)


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#141  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:33 pm

School of Circular Spadefish or Batfish (Platax orbicularis) under the dining hall of Ahe Dive Resort


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#142  Postby arg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:34 pm

Last pic of the School of Circular Spadefish or Batfish (Platax orbicularis) under the dining hall of Ahe Dive Resort


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#143  Postby arg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:33 am

Some more pics of my second days diving with the whale sharks....


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#144  Postby arg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:36 am

Remoras tagging along the whale shark...


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#145  Postby arg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:42 am

A couple of whale sharks circling the fish nets....


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#146  Postby arg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:46 am

A big fish...


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#147  Postby arg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:57 am

The second time at the Bagan with the whale sharks was a bit different. There was a really big one and 4 smaller ones who kinda paid deference to the big one.


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#148  Postby arg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:08 am

The big one liked to swim near divers...


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#149  Postby arg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:10 am

The big one was really graceful...


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Re: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia Dec 2011: Whaleshark Adventure

Post Number:#150  Postby decimal86 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:35 pm

arg wrote:
decimal86 wrote:Wow jaw dropping encounter. Thks for a really detailed and informative report. One day i will visit. But looking at the travel times, i also pengsan



I must say that this is a place that every diver should try to experience at least once in their lifetime.


i agree. time to start checking for annual leave again.
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