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Member Since 16 Jan 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 15 2006 04:22 PM

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In Topic: Octopus

10 June 2006 - 11:19 AM

Soooo...how was it and where did you go?
I saw this boat in Whitter Alaska and then again in Seward Alaska when we were out there fishing. Yes, I said the F word. :unsure:

Awesome....tell us about your adventure!

In Topic: Cannon SD700 IS vs CannonS2 IS

03 June 2006 - 12:45 PM

Thanks for the reply guys....
I have done some more research and I think that I found a winner for my price range. Does anyone have or know about the Olympus SP-500 UZ? The specs look good and I think that it would be compatible with the flash I want....any comments or ideas would be great!


In Topic: Belize or Hawaii??

02 June 2006 - 11:10 PM

I would say that Hawaii and Belize are both very different then Yap. For big animal life, Belieze would be the place. We stayed on Tobacco Key and AC in Belize. The diving on Tobacco was pretty great, saw some nice Tarpon...and out of AC we dove the regular sites...Blue Hole (lots of big sharks there) and Shark Ray alley (that one is pretty self explanitory! :) ) We lived on the Big Island of Hawaii for a year and did 100+ dives there....most all from shore. My husband would rather go back to Belize..better reef life, soft corals, easier diving. But I would rather go back to Hawaii. We saw TONS of turtles, flying gurnard, lots of frog fish, mantas, great nudibranchs and cowries, heard humpbacks....but this is probably because we dove it so much. I think that a lot depends on where in Hawaii you are thinking of going. If the Big island, check with Jacks Diving Locker and they can hook you up with where to go shore diving, and you are much more free to do what you want. I think that you can find great stuff in both places.

In Topic: what is Palau Like

02 June 2006 - 10:51 PM

My husband and I went to Palau last December and it was AWESOME! We stayed on the Big Blue Explorer live-a-board and really enjoyed it. I would say that we had a great advantage being on a boat rather then in a hotel. We were able to get in 5 dives a day vs people staying in a hotel only getting in 2 a day because of the travel time. As far as the currents, I would say that they are not a problem for intermedate to experienced divers. We hooked in 3 times and saw some really great marine life when we did, the rest of the diving was wall and reef diving.

In Topic: What is on your bookshelf

18 January 2006 - 11:16 PM

Hi Guys,

I just finished "The Ancestor's tale" by Richard Dawkins and would recomend it to those interesed in evolutionary biology. It has an interesting format and is light enough to read for leisure but still interesting.