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Got a dive light with UV and Blue light - does it work?

10 November 2018 - 05:03 PM

Recently bought a Krakken 3500 dive light.  It has a setting where some blue and some ultraviolet LEDs come on for night diving.  I'm intrigued, but have no experience.   I read that you need to use yellow filters (both mask and camera) to really make it work well.   I'm wondering if just playing with the white balance on the camera might eliminate the need for a filter.  Also wondering where one gets a yellow filter for the mask.


The Beauty of Roatan

28 October 2018 - 07:02 PM

I recently spent two weeks diving at the Reef House Resort in Roatan.  Wonderful place to dive!
















There's 10 images, and I hope they show up in this post!  More if you would like to see them.





The Beauty of Roatan

28 October 2018 - 06:58 PM

Carry and using a lempeh stick?

09 July 2018 - 09:03 AM

I recently went on a week of dives using a lembeh stick, an 18-inch long aluminum stick, like what divemasters often use to bang on their tank and point at things.


My question is basically - how do you carry this thing in and out of the water?   I am diving with a Nauticam housing for a Nikon D810 with dual strobes.   So I have a lot of gear to deal with underwater already.


What I'm really wondering is how people handle these sticks when not using them, and specifically when entering the water.


I bought a stick, and I grabbed a wrist strap from some old gear.   I put the wrist strap on my wrist and enter the water holding the stick.  Once I am in the water, I swim back to the boat and someone hands me my camera rig.   I then spend the remainder of the dive holding the stick in my left hand, and occasionally using it to hold still for a macro, or point to something in an anemone.


I keep thinking there might be a way to clip the stick to my BC instead of having to hold it, at least when entering the water.


I also keep thinking of a dive trip last fall where another diver raved about the uses of the stick.  He had it stuck in his BCD somehow, and as soon as he got in the water, I saw the stick hurtle past me to the bottom as it wasn't attached to anything.   Fortunately, the bottom was only 25 feet, so he got his stick back.


I'm thinking of all sorts of possible storage places, including shoving it mostly up my sleeve, but it's really too long for that.   It's just one more thing I have to deal with underwater, and I want it clipped to me or wrist-strapped, but I want to minimize the hassle of it.