Amazing trip to Palau & Yap -- February 2012

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  1. debersole

    debersole Moderator

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    Carol and I just returned from a fabulous two week vacation to Palau and Yap -- a week on the luxury liveaboard Ocean Hunter III (www.oceanhunter.com) in Palau and then a week at Manta Ray Bay and Yap Divers (www.mantaray.com) in Yap. My business sponsored the trip so our group of 16 friends had the whole liveaboard to ourselves and two of our own boats in Yap. Truly a trip of a lifetime. Here are a few photos:

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    Jellyfish Lake
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    Chandelier Cave
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    Yap -- Of mantas and mandarin fish!

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    And, finally, one for this year's Christmas card ............

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    Lots more images at debersole's Photos | SmugMug
     
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  2. Gilligan

    Gilligan Great White

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    Outstanding photos to match the experience.
     
  3. Sully3

    Sully3 Manta Ray

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    that shot with the surgeonfish around the shark is spectacular!
     
  4. jdandvalerie

    jdandvalerie Nassau Grouper

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    Great shooting doc, We're envious Looking forward to seeing you on the Deep O in the near future.
     
  5. debersole

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    Thanks, Dan. I was thinking about West Palm this weekend but it looks like the winds and seas are picking up. Maybe next weekend. Hope to see you and Valerie then!

    Jim & Matt -- thanks for the kind words!

    Doug
     
  6. victor

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    Looks like a great trip.
     
  7. dhaas

    dhaas Manta Ray

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  8. debersole

    debersole Moderator

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    Thanks, David. And thanks for the Philippines info.

    Doug
     
  9. cardzard

    cardzard Surface Interval Member

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    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Broct

    Broct Nassau Grouper

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    Very nice!

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  11. irishtn

    irishtn Nassau Grouper

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    Shark photo is one of the best underwater photos I have ever seen. Just outstanding.
     
  12. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many.

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    What on earth is the second picture? It's fascinating.

    Love the surgeonfish and the shark -- that's a framer, for sure.
     
  13. debersole

    debersole Moderator

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    Thanks, everyone. And, Lynn, the second photo is inside a giant clam. I was trying to get an "artistic" image.

    Doug
     

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