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Middle aged fat guy gets the gear , now what

21 March 2017 - 05:47 PM

Hello there ,


I'm a 57 year old 270lb  strong and fat guy who scuba dives and free dives ( 20 meters , not so deep by local standards )  and swims laps  and im a pretty strong guy living in PH .


We have a big wave here an hour flight away that is a reef break and my friend broke his back on that

reef . Cloud 9 , surrounded by other breaks . I am Florida Panhandle or Kuta Beach type body boarder .


My guess is that I could try getting behind the wave when it is larger or to stay out of the surf when it is larger and I guess my question is that can a guy be careful , is not getting pushed into the reef inevitable 

or is it avoidable . I won't know until i get out there .


Another option is to work with the 70-200 and keep some distance.


My objective is to simply have fun in the water , my idea is though I can't surf I can physically get into the wave .


Kuta on Bali is also an option for me ( us ) , I like 

that place and it is a sand break with the season now approaching there and waning here.


In any case glad to find this forum , my current gear is the D500 , Aquatech Housing , and Tokina 10 -17 fisheye  ( no 70 - 200 0 with respective port ) 


There is a guy in Plato's Republic who says that a brave man is a man who has the knowledge of the things he should be afraid of and of the things he should not worry about.


I guess i'm not sure if I should worry about getting cut up by a reef , if it is avoidable , or if it is simply the price one pays when getting into a reef break


thinking out loud , cheers  

F.S. Compact Rig , RECSEA, SONY RX11, Wide angle Wet Lens, Ultra Light handles and tray

24 January 2017 - 03:54 PM



I first used this system in July 2016 and it has about 30 dives 

with a couple of minor scuffs on the back of both the housing panel 

 camera lcd , not noticeable when turned on , but other than that is in

excellent shape.


I'll post some photos shortly 


This transaction would work best inside the PH . I will however 

make my way to the USA in the late spring sometime and could also request

an DHL/FED Ex quote for shipping 


 located in Cebu City


$900 dollars or Philippine Peso equivalent 

for reference here is who we are 


Sony RX11

Recsea Housing 

UWL-04 Fisheye

Ultra Light tray and handles 

2 batteries , one charger , external camera case




photos available