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Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition Photo

Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition

UPDATE - Spot filled.  Thank you! Thurs, Mar 24 - We’ve just had a another last-minute cancellation (due to medical reasons) on our upcoming Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition, which leaves this Sunday out of West Palm Beach, Florida.  We leave from Riviera Beach at 6pm on Sunday, March 27th, and return at 8am on Monday, April 4th.  Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ASAP if you are interested!  For more information, see our post in the forums, or see the trip report from last year.

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DivePhotoGuide.com Launches Beta Photo

DivePhotoGuide.com Launches Beta

DivePhotoGuide.com launched in beta during the Beneath the Sea show this past weekend. Currently, divers and photographers can sign up for a free beta-membership with access to photo galleries from some of the top underwater photographers in the world, photo contest calendars and breaking news.

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Beneath the Sea 2005 Dive Show Report Photo

Beneath the Sea 2005 Dive Show Report

Wetpixel members storm the floor at Beneath the Sea 2005 and send in photographs and reports of the largest consumer dive show in America.  BTS is held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.  Special thanks to Larry Oberlander, Jason Heller, Terry Schuller, and Al Vinjamur!

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Kongsberg Digital Camera Housing - 250m Depth Rating Photo

Kongsberg Digital Camera Housing - 250m Depth Rating

The maritime company Kongsberg Simrad is now offering a digital still camera housing for deep diving work.  This 5-megapixel housed camera system is rated for 250 meters. According to the manufacturer: “The oe14-308 is a digital still colour camera ruggedly designed for use by the commercial diver.  When used with the dedicated flashgun (oe11-342) flash synchronisation is achieved via an optical link.”  We’re not sure which camera the housing is designed for, but since it uses a 1/1.8 inch CCD and 38 - 114mm lens we can probably guess.

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Hornby Island: Instrumented Steller Sea Lions Photo

Hornby Island: Instrumented Steller Sea Lions

For the last five years I’ve been traveling to Hornby Island, BC to dive and play with the Stellar sea lions that migrate there during the winter months to wait to feed on the annual herring spawn. They are an incredibly friendly bunch who are accustomed to divers visiting and interacting with them.

This year we ran into one special pup who appeared to be “instrumented”...

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London International Dive Show (LIDS) 2005 Photo

London International Dive Show (LIDS) 2005

“The London International Dive Show (LIDS) is the first big dive show of the year in United Kingdom. One would have thought that the near Artic conditions and inches of snowfall in London would have deterred all but the most hardy from attending. This was not however the case. The crowds gathered in large numbers at the Excel exhibition centre yet again to attend the largest LIDS show to date with over 250 exhibitors offering all manner of diving and diving related services…”

Also in the article are photographs of Hugyfot’s HFN D70 Delrin Housing for the Nikon D70.

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Ikelite Olympus C-7070 Housing Photo

Ikelite Olympus C-7070 Housing

Ikelite wrote us to inform us that the Olympus C-7070 camera fits into their existing C-5060 housing by simply peeling off a rubber bumper.  This makes a nice migration if C-5060 camera trouble is ever experienced.  Ike’s Olympus housings also provide conversion circuitry, allowing real Olympus TTL control for Ikelite SubStrobes.

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Subal CD1D Housing for Canon 1D/1Ds Mk II Photo

Subal CD1D Housing for Canon 1D/1Ds Mk II

Tom Stephens takes readers through his first trip with a Subal CD1D Underwater Housing for the Canon 1D/1Ds Mk II digital SLR.  Includes notes on packing, assembly, ergonomics, and first impressions.  Also includes a few of Tom’s underwater images taken in Tobago.

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