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Full face masks – dive comfortably

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Full Face masks for diving One of the many perks we had at Zen Resort in Bali was the chance to try a Full Face masks. This is the kind of things I had only seen in documentaries, since this is the only way for anyone to do voice recording underwater. I also remember seeing these in a dive shop in Hong Kong for a completely absurd price once. We had taken the day off for relaxing by the pool but this one of those offers you can’t refuse, so we headed to another pool where the equipment had been assembled and prepared. I guess everyone was as anxious and curious as me to just put the mask on our faces...

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Poll: best photo in Ambon 2015?

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Fiji is great but…

Fiji is great but… fantastic scenery in Fiji When I moved to Hong Kong, I quickly learned all the benefits of living in a new country. There’s so much to explore, the people, work culture and food are different and you realize there was a lot you assumed was “human behavior” but it was really very local. You also realize there was so much you took for granted and it was more precious than you could have imagined. But I only knew I was moving to Asia less than a month in advance and there was no time to build any expectations, it was all a bit of a rush. Now, the Fiji trip was a completely...

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Shall we start the Fiji reports with the shark feeding dives?

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It has been an exhilarating holiday and there’s just a massive amount of topics that came up during this period and that’s not solely because of the interesting animals we saw, the places we went to and the somewhat new nature of the dives we took part in, but also because of the interesting people we met. Prior to going to Fiji, I talked with my good friend Mauro Resnitzky, an experienced diver who had joined just the same liveaboard (the Fiji Siren) for a 7 day trip in April 2014. His advice was: “If you think Fiji is going to be all about sharks you may be disappointed. Fiji is much...

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Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado and the HKDRT – Diving show Friday, Dec  12th seemed like it was one of those auspicious days on the Chinese calendar for a Brazilian underwater photographer .  The stars were aligned and we had both the presence of Sebastiao Salgado un a FCC lunch and the opening of the Hong Kong “Diver and resort travel expo”.  That must be a good start for a the weekend! Sebastiao Salgado is, by a good margin, the best well known Brazilian photographer in the planet. And he is an economist, which is a great sign for me. He has shaken the world a few times with his blunt black...

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