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Big mola mola on a 100m wreck in Italy

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#1 germie



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:57 PM

Last week, we went to the U455, a wreck between 90 and 118m depth.
The wreck is not that big, it has a wooden deck and the viz was great. Our diveplan was to dive the part between 90 and 105m depth. It would be the first time I took the camera over 60m depth. But I specially bought it for such dives. No longer a gopro or a clone, as I am no videographer (I only take 2 minutes of movie and cut stills out as I never look video back).
It started with a mola mola far away, that swam away. Then I saw a big startfish and took a picture of it:
Sadly my camera refused to work, so no pictures of the tower of the uboat. I had to go up to 92m to turn it on again and then I saw the most beautifull fish I have ever seen: a HUGE mola mola near the wreck on the other side we went down.
Camera work, please work I was praying. I could not change any settings, so I had to do it with the settings I did before the dive (iso 2000, f6.3, 1/100). I used my 8mm fisheye on my omd em5mk2. I could get really close to the fish. We had some eyecontact, I could see his/her eyes moving. Really nice. And I took some shots. 
I had to wait till the deco to see if the camera recorded something, but YES, it did I am soooo happy with the pictures of this really special dive. 
So I have wreckpictures with a giant fish. The best combination. 

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#2 trimix125


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:14 AM

You were lucky!
Thanks for sharing these rare pics.


#3 Ar0n89


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 06:40 PM

Great encounter, must have been amazing! Well done.


Btw, pics are good too.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 09:50 AM

great! :clapping:

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#5 troporobo


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 02:30 AM

Wonderful!  So great that you were able to get these shots to remember a very special encounter.  I know very well the anxiety of not being sure of the equipment or the process, so it is even better when the result is unexpectedly good.  Thank you for sharing

Edited by troporobo, 08 June 2019 - 02:32 AM.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 06:02 AM


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:51 PM

Great job, and very well done to get that much light at 100m and 1/100! What was your run time? And what housing are you using that didn't like the depth?

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:17 AM

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 04:32 AM

Amazing! How long do you think that fish was?