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#1 Scubamoose

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:53 AM

Hi gang!

It's been wayyy tooo long since I posted some pictures here. Mostly because I haven't had time to take any... :B):
Been busy with a new baby in the family and moving to Norway for this winter. I promised myself to find more time for UW photography and WP ;)

So I started to fullfill my promise by exploring whats going on under my balcony. Made a dive and here's what I got. Not anything special, but I'm sure glad that I have a lot of interesting stuff literally 10 meters (30 ft) from my livingroom! :) Enjoy!

The first one is me getting ready (taken by the missis) ;)

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Edited by Scubamoose, 07 November 2011 - 10:28 AM.

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#2 Scubamoose

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:55 AM

....and a few macros!

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:12 AM

Best of luck with the new baby and the move Karel. Maybe if he/she keeps you up at night you can do some night dives! :B):
I like the crab...
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:26 AM

That is a great bunch of pictures from the verandah! I especially like the hermit crab.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

Best of luck with the new baby and the move Karel. Maybe if he/she keeps you up at night you can do some night dives! :)
I like the crab...


Im a bit up north, so its actually dark allready five pm. One can do a night dive allmost after lunch :B):
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#6 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:54 AM

Im a bit up north, so its actually dark allready five pm. One can do a night dive allmost after lunch :B):


Ha ha. It is the same in the UK (1 hour time difference helps) - it is very convenient to be able to night dive so early. I have never done a UK night time in summer.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:36 PM

That is really cool to be able to go for a dive straight out of your living room.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:55 AM

Hello Karel , glad to see again your so beautiful pictures !
Lucky man , playing ground just below his house :B)::)

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:59 AM

Very nice Karel. You obviously selected your new home with a great deal of care. Would you like a lodger?

EDIT: Correction, CJ just looked over my shoulder and told me that he wants to live there! 2 lodgers?

Edited by Timmoranuk, 09 November 2011 - 10:05 AM.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:06 AM

That my friend appears to be a brillant move. What's the water temp there?

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#11 Timmoranuk

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:08 AM

That my friend appears to be a brillant move. What's the water temp there?

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Brrrr, Steve. Think single figures celcius. That's why Karel wants to be only 30 feet from a warm shower :B):

Edited by Timmoranuk, 09 November 2011 - 10:11 AM.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:14 AM

Brrrr, Steve. Think single figures celcius. That's why Karel wants to be only 30 feet from a warm shower :B):


I'd be thinking about a real long pole cam from the balcony.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:09 PM

Great shots. I would LOVE to be able to walk 30 feet and get to diving where you can see things, even if it is cold :B):

Congrats on the home and family...

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:11 PM

Think single figures celcius.



That is not too bad. Around me for about 1/2 the year it is about 4-5 degrees Celsus in the water, visibility of .5 meters at the surface and nothing that is photogenic. Or really found in nature. :B):

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:45 PM

Steve - The water temp is 6 degrees Celsus at the moment, but its gonna drop down to 2 degrees in 3 - 4 weeks. So usually max divetime is 40 min. Then its getting problematic to press the buttons on the housing with numb fingers :B):
Tim - yes I actually did look a place near the sea, but what I got was better than I expected. You are welcome to join me with CJ - I'm not using the second floor anyway :)

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:48 PM

That is not too bad. Around me for about 1/2 the year it is about 4-5 degrees Celsus in the water, visibility of .5 meters at the surface and nothing that is photogenic. Or really found in nature. :B):


I know the pain! Its the same in Estonia - You have water but no visibilty and nothing to photograph...
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:03 PM

Great shots and nice water clarity!
I have the sea below my workplace; the building is on pilings. The underwater vis is generally poor. I can hear sea otter pups screaming for their moms from inside my office!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:17 AM

Hiya Karel,

Congratulations my good man...super news for super moose.
Love the idea of having a photo studio is your back yard...fabtastice!!....am green with envy.......you lucky lucky sod!!!!! :-D

Can see the impending coffee table book from Scubamoose Productions
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:21 AM

Great shots and nice water clarity!
I have the sea below my workplace; the building is on pilings. The underwater vis is generally poor. I can hear sea otter pups screaming for their moms from inside my office!


:B): I could not imagine better neighbours !!!

Hiya Karel,

Congratulations my good man...super news for super moose.
Love the idea of having a photo studio is your back yard...fabtastice!!....am green with envy.......you lucky lucky sod!!!!! :-D

Can see the impending coffee table book from Scubamoose Productions
Title: "The Backyard thru' the fish eye lens'

Go n-eiri an bothair leat

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Coffetable book... maybe not just yet Damo :)
But I'll keep You posted ;)
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:52 PM

What a great set up and nice pictures!

I live almost as close to the sea as you, but the water is brown and murky and only fit for sea kayaking on!

Thanks for sharing and all the best with your new house.

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