I have been browsing for on and off so thought it was time I joined and said hi.
I am a PADI Rescue diver with about 100 dives. I learned to dive 7 years ago in Indonesia and then left it for a while. I started back diving last Sept and then started UK diving in Nov - I'm now quite used to diving in pea soup although I could really do without having to dive in a drysuit!
I bought a Canon Ixus 80 and housing prior to a hol in Croatia last Sept and have been messing about with it since. Did an UW photography course in June with a chap who was a photographer before he was a diver (Mike Ward - he likes wrecks). I just spent this weekend taking pictures of bits of metal the local quarry - oh yes its exotic over here.
I never really had an interest in taking that many photos on land but wanting to take better ones underwater has prompted me to join a local camera club and I'm looking forward to taking a 10 week digital photo course from Sept. (You'll notice that I quite like 'courses' - they keep me busy and amused).
I haven't got any lenses or other accessories yet but after taking an age to figure out what fits on what I am currently eyeing up a few inon ones that I have spotted but need to figure out how to get them from across the water to the sunny UK.
Anyway look forward to posting and chatting.
Edited by ScubaDiva, 03 August 2009 - 12:09 AM.