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#1 John Bantin

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

We had seven Epic cameras and four FX cameras in the water with twelve nurse sharks and three Great Hammerheads that circled round us for four hours in 22 feet of water. This will be the next hotspot to dive. (With Stuart Cove in the Bahamas.)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:12 AM

Awesome! Never thought the Caribbean would be something for me (i like snails and other creepy crawly things), but I am starting to think that a trip might not be such a bad idea! :) 



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

Hi John,

 

This is something Stuart Cove is doing on a regular basis?   I checked out your other photos on Facebook -- looks like great fun!

 

thanks,

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:27 AM

Great Hammerheads are a nomadic and migratory species. January and February are the best months when the water is at its coldest. www.stuartcove.com

 

(Just a small point. Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas is a wholly Bahamian operation so that all revenues go back into the Bahamas economy.)

 

I've got a six-page feature on it in the April edition of Diver Magazine (UK). Get the app!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:33 AM

Great Pics John!

 

It looks really interesting!


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:46 AM

Great Pics John!

 

It looks really interesting!

I've got 2145 others that are just as good!


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:53 AM

Great pictures - it must be a record 7 Epics in the water on the same dive.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:04 AM

Great pictures - it must be a record 7 Epics in the water on the same dive.

Yes Pete. I felt really a rank amateur with my D800!


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:50 AM

I've got 2145 others that are just as good!

I can imagine and yes I am a wee bit envious about it :rolleyes:



Hmm, this might be a plan for next year!!!


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:29 AM

curious about the camera/lens combo you used for these great pictures. I am assuming they were taken with your d800.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:53 AM

 
I've got a six-page feature on it in the April edition of Diver Magazine (UK). Get the app!


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

curious about the camera/lens combo you used for these great pictures. I am assuming they were taken with your d800.

D800 15mm Sigma. Get close!


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

Beautiful pictures.

Hard not to feel a bit of envy....



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

Thanks for posting these fantastic images!

Are you "allowed" to share what dive site this is?



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

A very big animal gives one the chance to enjoy the steep perspective of the fish-eye lens POV. All will be revealed in the April issue of Diver Mag. Naturally, we need to keep the lid on it until then!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:29 AM

This dive site looks truly amazing! Really looking forward to reading the story in the mag.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:25 AM

jealous.. so clear and so shallow!  Great pics John


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:03 AM

I love that eyeball shot. Looks almost like a painting...picture perfect! Fantastic angle on a very weird looking creature.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:13 AM

Wow, that just looks amazing! Hammerheads are still on my “must see” list.

 

Unfortunately I heard the diving there isn’t all that great besides the shark action so I have not yet decided for myself whether it’s worth the trip (and money) or not, but I am almost convinced ;) 

 

Just love those pictures!



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

That girl was in the water with just a bikini in January??

 

ps. photos look like an amazing experience and as I am in Nassau regularly I may have to go give SC a try .. 6 years and never bothered. :)


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