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Member Since 27 Nov 2005
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In Topic: what is Palau Like

01 March 2006 - 07:56 AM

PPR hotel is very nice. It's the most upscale of the hotels in Palau.

The 1hr. ride through the Rock Islands every day is beautiful if you don't mind long rides to dive. The dive op right at the hotel (Splash?) is very good. The boats are comfortable and fast.

As far as the diving, it ranges from no current to speak of to ripping at places like the famous Blue Corner. Don't be too worried, the DM's will supply reef hooks if needed and drop you in up current from the site. They keep the group together and motion for you to hook in where they want you. Then they inflate a marker on a reel and bring everybody up together where the boat picks you right up.

The alternate would be to do a liveaboard. It would be my preference after having been there. The island is beautiful and quiet, but not much to do there. You'll get a better range of diving from liveaboard.

In Topic: manual white balance v's white balance shift

10 February 2006 - 07:22 AM

I have 2 arms... one reaches the bottom row of the touch screen and one reaches the top row. The middle seems to be forgotten. The arms only have one direction with which to touch the screen with.

In Topic: manual white balance v's white balance shift

07 February 2006 - 11:48 AM

If you have an Ikelite housing I found that by moving the assignment of the white balance "button" into reach of the arm is the ticket. You can organize your personal menu any way you want. The adjustment is somewhere under menu function. Just get the book out (I don't have mine in front of me).

OOPS... I spoke too soon.... Yes this is a problem. While I can get into the white balance menu, I can't reach the one touch white balance command.

I'm also intereseted in what the fix would be.

In Topic: Dive computer goes bonkers.

02 February 2006 - 05:07 PM

My edge never does that. Just eats through batteries. Oh  an edge is the mother of all your dive computers. Have 2 still work great. I do have one of those modern hocky puks also. Mark


We used to call the edge the brick :D

I've had a USD Matrix go bonkers. It said deco very shortly into the first dive of the day on the descent. A battery change didn't help this one. I retired it. Luckily I had a back up computer in my pocket that was working fine. I always dive with 2 computers on major trips. I've seen too much of this stuff happen too many times.

In Topic: Singapore Airlines

26 January 2006 - 11:11 AM

Wow... I posted the exact same question on scubaboard. I recieved about the same responses too. I guess it's all in how non-chalant you can be combined with a little luck.