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Deep Water Cove Canterbury

It’s been a while since my last post.

I can’t remember what I was doing for that time till the end of February. Nothing exciting anyway.

I had a awesome holiday in Paihia New Zealand from 28 February to 17 March, catching up with my friends and few dives.

Diving on the HMNZS Canterbury F421 was the highlight of this trip. I missed out of the sinking in November 2007 ( I was there in October 2007 for that but they changed the schedule due to the weather). She is now lies on 37 meter sheltered place in the Deep Water Cove, Bay Of Islands. Her length is 113.4 metres beam 13 metres with a draught of 5.6 metres with a displacement of 3182 tonnes. I had a few dives but it wasn’t enough so I might come back in November for more! I have realized that I need a proper strobe and wide lenses for the photo like this.

Dive on the White Rock was a bit surprise for me as this site use to be nothig special, but now it was surrounded by all sort of fish and really colorful site. Black Rocks was awesome as usual.

Thanks for all my friends and Porpoise Dive for everything!

P.S. Holiday was great but I lost my camera on the way home. I have contacted Air New Zealand as I thought I lost it on the plane, and the lady on the phone was really helpful trying to find it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it in the end but Thank you Air New Zealand!

Now I am busy sorting out what I’m gonna buy, I will report it later!


Leaf-tailed Gecko

Leaf-tailed Gecko

I hope everyone had a good Christmas day with your love ones.

I am spending my holiday relaxing and bit of gardening, nothing special.

Here is the photo of a little visitor “Leaf-tailed Gecko” on a window last night.

Lots of Sake!


It was great three weeks in Japan.

I feel like I spent most of time in Izakaya type restaurant eating Japanese food and drinking Shochu.

My holiday started with nice relax time with my family, we haven’t seen each other for more than four years but that time gap has disappeared as soon as see each other. I also went for Ohakamairi (Visiting ancestor’s graveyard to pay respect) with about 15 relatives followed by big lunch (Lot of drinks with it obviously).

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And I went for 2 days diving at Izu peninsula. First day at Mikomoto (神子元) was bit rough weather but awesome. But I didn’t see much and it was a drift dive so I couldn’t take many photos other than bubbles. Apparently, school of Hammerhead Sharks has been spotted at the site often for last 2 weeks, damn it.

Second day was cancelled due to weather (Typhoon Number 15) and search operation for a missing crayfisher man. Now I have good excuse to go back there again, I can’t wait!

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After the diving trip, I went into the endless night life (I felt like) to catch up with as many my friends as possible. Of course with great Japanese foods and Imo Shochu (Japanese vodka made of Sweet potato).

It was awesome trip. I needed whole one week to recover from it though.

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