Saturday, May 9, 2009

Musandam Dive trip 8th May 2009

With the warm weather finally settling in, Heisham and I headed out to Musandam, Oman for a Dhow dive trip with Al Boom dive centre. I was pretty much psyched because this was the first time my Nikon D80 would touch water apart from the swimming pool test a few weeks ago.

After a 2 hour drive we crossed over the border into Oman and arrived at Dibba Port. We found our dhow and waited for the Al Boom people to show up and after about an hour and a half, we finally cast off for Musandam.

The waters around Musandam were a lot calmer than from I last visited last year. The Dhow in itself was nice and very spacious however in my opinion, not exactly built for diving from as it had a very high freeboard ie distance from deck to waterline.

Ok so the following are the first examples from my Nikon D80 and a Nikkor 60mm Micro lens housed in a Nexus housing and lens port. An Inon D2000 was also use. They were shot in RAW and then tweaked in Photoshop Elements and cropped where necessary.

I kept my eyes peeled for them Nudibranchs but there were none!!!!

Still No Nudis! And during the second dive I lost the protective cover of my lens port despite taking Clifford's advise to secure it with a cord. I am absolutely convinced that the sole purpose of that piece of plastic is for it to get lost!

Still no Nudi...sigh..

Have YOU seen any Nudis around?

Well overall it was a pleasant trip and Heisham and I rushed backed to Dubai to meet the gang for some sumptuous Mandi! (Fish of course)


The Lensmeister said...

Dude, excellent pics... the housing for the D80 is well worth it :) hehe.. i misread Nudis for 'Nudists' and wondering where they were too... ah my dirty mind.. :P

seb said...

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While i was surfing on the net and i got astonishingly attrated and fascinated by number of the wonderful pictures you had taken in different places and the way you took them . i can say a big Wow;;;

I would like to invite you to come over here to Khasab and meet us . I will be very pleased if you accept my invitation for a small but amazing visit .

My agency is a diving and dhow cruise organizer which you can enjoy a number of activities and fun . we do organize diving,snorkeling,fishing,kayak,mountain trips,camping and beach party

Awaiting your acceptance revert back.


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Musandam Dibba is a beautiful place for the trip i like your way.

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