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Member Since 09 Jul 2015
Offline Last Active Sep 16 2015 06:34 AM

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In Topic: Want to buy: Patima housing for Canon DSLR

02 September 2015 - 12:39 AM

Still looking....

In Topic: Want to buy: Patima housing for Canon DSLR

12 July 2015 - 10:52 AM

Thank you for the notice but I hope to find a newer model. Unfortunately, the 500d does not fit in the 450d patima housing (?)(in contrast to the ikelite housing ).

In Topic: What's wrong with harassment?

10 July 2015 - 06:17 AM

Ok, a really good discussion, it was really interesting to read it. Some kind of harassment that was not so much discussed here is the harassment of larger animals (Mantas, Dugongs, Dolphins etc.) on their feeding, nursery, cleaning sites. Often dive shops offer trips to special areas where you have a good chance to see these large animals. However, many of these areas don´t have a good management in place and too many divers scare the animals away. There are many examples where special spots are prerequisite for a local population and they can be in big trouble when too many divers (and UW-photographers) want to see them. I was really shocked when I saw the Dugong diving industry in Egypt. There are only a handful of individuals left and they are heavily stalked on most of there foraging places. And the UW photographers even increase the pressure because they advertise these places. I saw so many diving journals with dugong images from Egypt. You rarely see other divers in these images, but the real situation looks much different : www.wwf.de/blog/oekotourismus-oder-oekoterrorismus/