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Argentiner
11-30-2010, 06:09 PM
I have been lucky enough to go down to Australia to a wedding and got in a couple days diving out of Port Douglas, Queensland. Thought I would share a few pics. These pics were taken at the Agincourt Reef, Great Barrier Reef with my Panasonic lumix point and shoot.

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030127.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020929.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020931.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020940.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020965.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020991.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020998.jpg

BC564
11-30-2010, 06:11 PM
Amazing pictures.....thanks for sharing

Argentiner
11-30-2010, 06:14 PM
A few more:

Massive gigas clam

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030052.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030063.jpg

Stylo for Lobsterboy

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030097.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030103.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030017.jpg

Me in front of some huge SPS colony

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030100.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030112.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020826.jpg

BC564
11-30-2010, 06:19 PM
now thats an anemone......wwwweeeeeeeeeeee

Tom R
11-30-2010, 06:24 PM
Great Pictures.

I think I could easily live there.

Tom R

untamed
11-30-2010, 06:30 PM
A few more:


http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030112.jpg


Is the person in this photo trying to attract fish or scare them away? I guess there are no fashion police underwater!

Argentiner
11-30-2010, 06:50 PM
All the divemasters had pink suits on under their clothes. Was easy to spot them I guess. lol.

lastlight
11-30-2010, 07:14 PM
Great Pictures.

I think I could easily live there.

Tom R

Please take me! Wow those are RAD!!!

Madreefer
11-30-2010, 08:20 PM
WOW! Sweet pics!!

Delphinus
11-30-2010, 09:01 PM
You lucky dog!!!! What amazing pictures, awesome.

Amazing colour on that ritteri!! How deep was that?

Argentiner
11-30-2010, 09:16 PM
I don't remember exactly how deep it was, but the deepest we went on any dive was 18m so it couldn't have been too far down. It most likely was 10m or less.

Lance
11-30-2010, 11:08 PM
:thumb::thumb::thumb: Ooh! Ooh! I wanna go! All the way to Australia though? I may have to actually dunk her head in a skimmer cup for that.

PoonTang
11-30-2010, 11:24 PM
:thumb::thumb::thumb: Ooh! Ooh! I wanna go! All the way to Australia though? I may have to actually dunk her head in a skimmer cup for that.

LMAO Lance your terrible.

What model of Lumix camera was used? I have one and was wondering if there is a housing for it.

fishoholic
12-01-2010, 12:52 AM
:thumb::thumb::thumb: Ooh! Ooh! I wanna go! All the way to Australia though? I may have to actually dunk her head in a skimmer cup for that.

:pound: I wouldn't recommend doing that as long as you want to live a long and happy life :razz:

Awesome beautiful pic.'s

kevNnic
12-01-2010, 02:59 AM
looks great! love the pics!

Argentiner
12-01-2010, 03:52 AM
The camera is a DMC-TS1. Thanks for the replies guys!

Delphinus
12-01-2010, 03:58 AM
Moar plz??? okthxbai!

mark
12-01-2010, 04:54 AM
holy cr@p, fantastic pictures!!!

lobsterboy
12-01-2010, 05:10 AM
awesome pics Scott, thanks for that stylo pic, how big of a colony was it anyways ?

globaldesigns
12-01-2010, 05:57 AM
I want MORE PICS!!!

Snappy
12-01-2010, 06:07 AM
Thanks for sharing Scott, love the pix!

hillegom
12-01-2010, 06:08 AM
awesome!!!!
Would love to dive down there.

Borderjumper
12-01-2010, 07:24 AM
Thank you for the photos.

Argentiner
12-02-2010, 03:32 AM
I've never seen a stylo that's that big John. It was maybe a foot long, which is small for a reef.

The diving in the great barrier reef was good, but didn't compare with what I saw in Indonesia. Not nearly as many fish, coral wasn't even close and I never saw any "critters" which you would find everywhere in Indonesia. Maybe it was better farther North, where I didn't have time to go as it's only liveaboards but I also heard other divers say in Indonesia they thought it was better off North-east Borneo than where I went. The 30 or more divers on our boat kind of put me off a bit too. Don't get me wrong though, I had a good time diving. I was kind of looking for that orange spotted filefish and couldn't believe it when I found a pair of them eating in an acro. Would be a fantastic place to live for sure. The country around Cairns was REALLY nice.

kien
12-02-2010, 09:43 PM
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020929.jpg


This part of the reef is seriously overstocked yo!! Awesome pics tho! :biggrin:

lorenz0
12-02-2010, 10:53 PM
awesome pictures, i vote for more as well

Marlin65
12-03-2010, 01:43 AM
Nice shots thats pretty close to that Titan Trigger I saw one of those diving in Cebu it was eying us over good.
Not a fish I would feel comfortable getting too close too. Better off playing with sharks.:smile:

Argentiner
12-03-2010, 08:58 AM
Here`s a few more pics...

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020928.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020886.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020884.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020863.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020858.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1020840.jpg

Argentiner
12-03-2010, 09:22 AM
Probably of big interest to everyone on this site, I went to a wholesaler that sold to the public 3 days a week in Cairns. They said no pics, but the manager came out and told me I could take pictures as i was so excited I probably looked like a 3 year old in Toys R Us. It was like going to 20 fish stores at once. haha. They had sharks, huge Napoleon wrasses, and Id guess over 200 lambouti and lineatus wrasses. The only price a worker would give me was a full grown Scribbled Angel was $180. They said they couldnt sell to anyone without an Aussie accent and the shipping would be 10x the price of the fish or coral, even if you could ship it overseas. Here are a few pics.

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/IMG_1839.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/IMG_1843.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/IMG_1846.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/IMG_1856.jpg

Argentiner
12-03-2010, 09:43 AM
As you can see they had lots of goniopora and elegance corals. Surprisingly they had hardly any SPS. The one pic was a tank full of of what they called coral sea fairy wrasses. Kevin should definetly look into getting in these fish as they were incredible. Like a hooded wrasse but with more yellow.

One thing I noticed as a diver was how many LPS they had, when you see very little on the reef. Maybe it was the sites I was diving, but I also noticed this in Indonesia. LPS seem to be a popular coral for aquariums compared to how much you see on a natural reef. I can understand this, as I love them myself. Also, Ive seen no zoas on any of the 6 dives in Australia or the 9 I did in Indonesia, and none in this wholesaler.

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/IMG_1855.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/IMG_1851.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/IMG_1866.jpg

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/IMG_1865.jpg

globaldesigns
12-03-2010, 05:35 PM
Again thanks for sharing, I got my pic fix now. But will always take more.

Would of loved to been in the wharehouse also, that looks incredible.

DCDN
12-13-2010, 01:55 AM
Amazing pics

Snappy
12-13-2010, 03:47 AM
Awesome, thanks Scott.