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#1 jahjahwarrior

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:50 AM

This June, I went to Bonaire as part of the Scubaboard Invasion. Dennis has been telling me for years I should attend, but this was the first year it worked out for me to go. The Invasion was amazing on its own, but the best part was spending almost an entire day underwater, on dive sites all around the island. 

 

I know a lot of people go to Bonaire for shore diving only, but the Invasion deal included morning 2 tank dives, so I was able to dive Klein Bonaire as well as some of the more difficult to enter shore diving sites, then go out in a rented truck in the afternoons. Both types of diving were enjoyable. 

 

Additionally, Sola was there with their Nightsea lights, letting people borrow them. They aren't cheap, but for anyone who dives at night, the effect is incredible. Because they have a white filter, these are perfect for anyone who dives at night. Just put the white filter on the front if you need to see white, otherwise, I was surprised at how easy it is to dive for an hour in the dark with only the black/blue light on. 

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#2 Matt Sullivan

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

nice ones! the fireworm shot is really cool. that was with the sola night sea?



#3 newmanl

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:19 AM

Great photos - love the royal gramma image! Makes me look even more forward to our two weeks this September!

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Lee



#4 jahjahwarrior

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

Matt, 

 

Yes, the fireworm and the nudi after it were photographed with the Sola Nightsea. All sorts of stuff flouresced, and it wasn't all easy to shoot. Plenty of stuff I couldn't capture, would take more practice. 

 

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Lee, 

 

Those damselfish were all over the place! 

 

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#5 Blackshaw

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:33 PM

Very cool. I;d like to try that sola nightse at some point. I'll be in Bonaire next Feb to hopefully capture some new nudibranch's



#6 samgarber

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

Want those NightSeas!!! Here are my couple of good shots from Bonaire... ava3uda5.jpgtevanebe.jpgqate9y4y.jpgqa9e8e5e.jpgeby2egen.jpg And one from about 170ft deep... ubyby9ah.jpg

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