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 Post subject: Re: Africa Dive Sept 2011
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:07 am 
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Amazing pictures! I love these shots from the wild because they provide templates of sorts for aquascaping. I'll take these pics and have them color matched for background paint, to the river for rock picking, etc. Thanks for sharing them!

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I really agree with all the comments above !!!
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 Post subject: Re: Africa Dive Sept 2011
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Tr6 was there many mbuna around the vegetation? I did not know the was that much vegetation in the lake.

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Big Jim wrote:
Tr6 was there many mbuna around the vegetation? I did not know the was that much vegetation in the lake.


This was around an island off of Salima. I can't recall the name. It was only around a few islands that we dove at. There were dimidochromis in the plants, but i could not get close enough to get a good picture. It was mostly haps around the vegitation, including a Astatotilapia calliptera that i took a bad picture of.

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updates for the remaining year.

I will be returning to South America in early december for anyone who wishes to come along.
you can bring back fish. pick the right fish and it will pay for your trip.
cost is roughly 1500-2000 for lodging, permits.
airfare out of LAX is about 800-1200.
bring back ten pikes, and ten Hoplias and that should pay for your trip!!!

Africa....
I will either be going to just Malawi end of September....both Tanganyika (after a week in Malawi),...or just Tanganyika.

Malawi runs about 1800 for diving, lodging for about 8 days. Plus about 2200 air out of LAX.
Tanganyika runs about 1600 for 7 days lodging, dives, etc. Plus about 1800 for air.
If we camp/tent in Tanganyika (instead of the chalet's) i can get the lodging cost down to 1000, which means for about $3000 you can do Tanganyika for a week.

A combined three week trek in Tanganyika and Malawi will run about 6500.

You won't be able to bring fish back from Africa, but you can do something that few others will.

Africa is more of a SCUBA/Photography type trip.
South America is more of a rugged/river fishing/ cichlid and catfish collecting type trip.

Madagascar has been put off till 2014.

Let me know if you are interested in any of these two trips.

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 Post subject: Re: Africa Dive Sept 2011
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Why no fish back from Africa?


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where are you going to SA, uraguay?

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Alowishus wrote:
Why no fish back from Africa?


The permits are not easy to get, and very expensive.
IF you get caught trying to take fish out of country, you will be in big trouble.

Besides, is it really worth it? Nearly every fish in Malawi is available from dealers here.

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dre_day wrote:
where are you going to SA, uraguay?


yes, and hopefully another destination with Heiko.

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 Post subject: Re: Africa Dive Sept 2011
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tr6 wrote:
Alowishus wrote:
Why no fish back from Africa?


The permits are not easy to get, and very expensive.
IF you get caught trying to take fish out of country, you will be in big trouble.

Besides, is it really worth it? Nearly every fish in Malawi is available from dealers here.


Nah, I was just curious.

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2 spots left.
I just paid $1000 less than other times i have gone to Africa for the flights.
Its running about $1500 out of SFO, and $1600 out of LAX.

Now is the time, i don't know why the fairs are so cheap, but next year they may be close to $3000 again this could be your only chance.

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3 more weeks and ill be back diving in Africa!

This year taking a D90 instead of the D60 and D70 of other years.
For lens ill be using the 60mm and the 105mm macros.
I don't have a true wide angle so ill take the 18-55 that i have taken before.
I also was using the wrong sync cord for my strobes, i was using the non digital one, so this year ill have the correct one, and I may double up the strobe power.
hopefully get some nice pix for you all!

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Excellant! I wish you the best of luck. Have fun as well.


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alive in africa!
diving is great again this year.
not dialed in my camera, but i have a couple good pix.
two weeks to go, so about 20 more dives at least!
hopefully have some good pix for you all.
not sure when i will have access again....this is africa!

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