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#1 Phil Horbury

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:23 AM

Hello one and all,

My name's Phil and I'm a thirty year old MSDT - I trained (IDC Wise) at Mermaids CDC in Thailand. If there's anyone out there disalusioned with life in the West (you know, rampant commercialism, blatant rudeness, life at twenty five thousand miles per hour) or perhaps I am just describing London it's a fantastic place to train.

I went there as a UK trained MSD with 100 dives and would recommend this sort of experience before getting out there......you'll get much more out of it - and with a five month running time(three dives per day) I managed to clock up 400 or so in my time there. Lots of wrecks, great drifts etc etc. I left Thailand last July bound for Borneo (Semporna, to be exact) where I managed to secure work (and my MSDT) with daily work in Sipadan / Mabul / Kapalai. For any of you put there mulling over the next trip to secure world class viz / depth / whale sharks / reef sharks a plenty / schools of mean barracuda - it's just the ticket.

The point of all this is that, whilst now back in drizzling London, I'm back to earn some decent wedge, and am teaching on the weekends too - I have a cunning plan to get into Videography and am doing a whole load of research at the moment on how to break into it........an eighteen month plan to get back out there (Red Sea, to begin with) as a videographer (holiday DVD's etc to start with) and an instructor.

Any tips or advice from you all very knowledgable folks? Thinking about the HCR-HC7 with EVO Housing to start with.......am I on the right track??

And my name's Phil!!!!!! S@£t! Forgot to add that one!!

Cheers...............

#2 bartusderidder

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:31 AM

Hi Phil,

Welcome to the Pond !

I don't know anything bout videography but I hope you enjoy your time here :D

Cheers,

Bartus

PS: I agree on the Thailand bit: did my Rescue Diver and Divemaster Course there...great apres-dive atmosphere too :lol: And Sipandan, Kapalai and Mabul bring back good memories too..

Edited by bartusderidder, 28 January 2008 - 10:34 AM.


#3 MikeVeitch

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:56 PM

Hi Phil, welcome to WP.

To get some video specific answers i suggest popping into the Video forum and asking about potential setups in there. You will get more traffic from video people that way.

I think the Amphib and HC7 is a good setup myself.. :D but you might ask a few questions of those who have it, things like manual wb etc etc

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#4 yahsemtough

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:36 AM

Welcome!

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#5 Scuba_SI

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:40 AM

Jesus, not another Brit in the video forum... It's all going downhill fast. :D

Welcome!

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#6 DeanB

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:36 AM

I totally agree with the Bloke who wears ladies clothes. !!!!

Too many already.. how about taking up photography the moneys better theres more work and its sooooo much easier.. :lol:

Welcome anyway Phil :D

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#7 Scuba_SI

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:40 AM

Todd?

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#8 DeanB

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:46 AM

If you prefer ??? I thought it was Talluhla....

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#9 loftus

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:01 AM

Welcome Phil; as you already can see there are some fairly irreverent characters on this site, though as a Brit, you should be quite used to this.
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#10 DeanB

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:09 AM

Thats a bleeding cheek coming from a septic :lol:

Told you sarcasm doesn't travel well.... :D

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