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THIS WEEK (Nov. 29 - Dec. 13) AT REEF SEEKERS DIVE
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Upcoming local dives (call
310/652-4990 for more info and to register):
• MORE TO COME IN 2016 BUT SO FAR . . .
• Saturday, February 20 - 35th
Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup
• Wednesday, May 4 - Chamber Day
& Eve 2016
Want to travel??? Upcoming 2015-2016 vacation
• December 1-13 - Red Sea Aggressor
(southern route - includes snorkeling with dolphins) plus
2 days in Cairo [ LEAVING
• March 11-19 - Yap (can be
combined with Palau)
• March 20-27 - Palau on the Palau
Aggressor II [ can be combined with Yap - WE
ONLY HAVE 1 SPOT LEFT ]
• Late May or early June -
Bonaire or Cayman
• July 2-14 - Indonesia
• August 1-6 - Isla Guadalupe &
Great White Sharks [ ONLY 6 SPOTS
• August 20-27 - Isla Mujeres &
Whale Sharks, cenotes, and statues
• November 3-16 - Maldives on the
Manthiri [ 4 SPOTS
CONFIRMED - ONLY 8 STILL AVAILABLE ]
GET MORE INFO ON ALL OF OUR VACATION TRIPS HERE: www.reefseekers.com/foreign_trips.html
WE'RE IN EGYPT DECEMBER 1-13 AND WON'T BE ABLE TO UPDATE THIS WEBSITE
UNTIL WE RETURN TO L.A.
Many unusual creatures being spotted and I don't
mean at the malls . . .
THE RED SEA BECKONS
- Now that we've made it through Thanksgiving, we're in the final
stages of getting ready for our Red Sea trip, with most of the
group departing Tuesday, flying through Frankfurt and then into
Cairo. Despite the ruckus in Paris and the Middle East, we're
looking forward to this trip as we start with two days in Cairo,
touring the ancient hotspots as well as the newly-reopened
National Museum which houses King Tut's goodies. Then we journey
about 400 miles south to Port Ghalib, which is where we'll pick up
the Red Sea Aggressor. We'll definitely have Wi-Fi in
Cairo and will have it at least while we're in port in Port Ghalib,
so we'll try to post some photos of our Cairo adventures on our
Facebook and SmugMug pages. So stay tuned and enjoy the trip with
GOOD NEWS FROM THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL
- One of the raps against Discovery lately has been that they've
gotten away from their original mission of exploring the world
with a sense of wonder and have taken to running shows that were
basically tabloid television and not at all based in reality.
(Such things as Megladon still being around and shows claiming
Bigfoot is real and living among us.) But they've just hired a guy
named John Hofffman as their new head of documentaries and he says
the first thing he's going to do is right the ship. His first move
was to acquire a documentary called "Racing Extinction"
(from the same guy who did "The Cove") which deals with
mass extinction and climate change and premieres on Discovery on
December 2. Since Hoffman also will oversee Animal Planet and
Science Channel, this hopefully marks the dawn of a new day at
Discovery. You can read more about Hoffman and "Racing
Extinction" here: http://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/11/racing-extinction-climate-change-discovery-john-hoffman.
STILL HAVE ONE SPOT FOR PALAU
- It's a magical place to dive and we've got one single spot (male
share) left on our Palau trip in March. And what you really want
to do is combine it with Yap on the way in as we start the
adventure with Manta Rays, Mandarinfish, and Sharks. Then it's off
to Palau for magnificent walls, exciting drift dive, alluring
tunnels and caverns, and even World War II wrecks. It's really a
fabulous way to spend two weeks, leaving L.A. on March 11 and
returning on March 27. Give us a call (310/652-4990) or send an
e-mail for specific details and to secure your spot.
WANNA SEE A SEAHORSE? GO TO PALOS VERDES
- You read that correctly. There were not one but TWO seahorse
sightings over the weekend. One was at Vets Park in Redondo and
the other was at Haggerty's, which is just south of Malaga Cove.
Although the two spots are a little less than three miles apart, I
doubt it was the same creature. Ian Uhalt found the one at
Haggerty's and got this picture:
- Not that everyone's trying to one-up each other, but I got a
note from Sharon Wallin today telling me that she and Nixie were
diving at Blue Cavern Sunday and spotted a turtle (which had also
been seen there the day before). From the picture Sharon sent me,
I'm thinking it's a Green Turtle based on the shape of the head
and the shape and location of the plates on the shell. Take a
HOW ABOUT SOME RIGHT WHALES?
- Then there's these two lucky blokes down in Australia who
happened to be paddleboarding and caught the fancy of two Right
Whales. Not sure who was accompanying whom but something tells me
that the fact this was shot with a drone indicates there might
have been some pre-planning that went into this. Still pretty
cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6U3VCneKfs .
HOW ABOUT SOME FEEDING BLUE WHALES?
- It's always amazed me that the largest animal ever to have lived
on the earth, the Blue Whale, feeds on some of the smallest
animals to have lived on earth, krill. And apparently, no one's
ever been able to get a shot of these guys feeding underwater . .
. until now. As part of a BBC series called "The Hunt"
(already aired - you might find it On Demand), a camera crew off
of San Diego was able to capture footage of Blues feeding
underwater. Pretty spectacular too. Here's an article that tells
about it: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/rare-footage-blue-whales-feeding-captured.
TWARS NEXT WEEK
- Since I may not have Wi-Fi Sunday night on the boat (since we'll
be out to sea at that point), look for something perhaps Saturday
afternoon post-Cairo, and then again maybe something Friday
morning 12/11 once we're back in port.
So that'll do it for now. Have a great week and let's
go diving soon!!!
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