Am looking for guidance re shooting video of the famous Big Island Manta Ray night dive, which I will be doing in July. I have the GoPro Hero Black 6, with the shallow and deep filters sold by Backscatter. I also have a Kraken 5000 lumen vid light, which as you may know is ridiculously powerful.
My question is, should I use the shallow filter or not (I assume we won't be deep enough for the deep/dive filter). As you may know, Backscatter make a convincing case that, for day time shooting, one should use the dive filter AND a light for best results. Obviously, it's going to be dark for the manta dive, so I am thinking NO filter, right??
Seeking Tips for Shooting Video of Hawaii Manta Night Dive
Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:02 AM
Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:51 PM
It will be you and 150 other divers in a big circle at about 40'.
Lots of strobes firing, video lights waving around and squids kicking up the bottom.
Still, a marvelous happening - sit back and enjoy the action
If it is so easy every one would be doing it!
Nikon D 500, Subal Housing, Inon Z 240 strobes.
Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:42 PM
No filter or else the underside of the rays will go red on you. If you have video lights, bring them, but someone else said conditions are a bit tough to shoot in between the dive ops bright lights and the 100 other divers.
Posted 31 July 2018 - 01:33 PM
I had a blast with them last year, have fun. The best footage seems to be from the bottom looking up.