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PIG004

Member Since 12 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Apr 13 2014 08:42 AM
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In Topic: ADEX Singapore 2014 Scubacam/Wetpixel Party 11th April 2014

01 April 2014 - 11:47 PM

Free beer.....cool I'll be there!


In Topic: Vacuum leak detector question

27 March 2014 - 10:54 PM

BTW, I have done many giant strides with an Aquatica housing while snorkeling with Whale Sharks.  I tried to hold it high near my head to minimize the surface shock, but had no issues at all. I'm sure the Nauticam is equally good for doing entries with housing.  My opinion is it will be even safer under negative pressure.  It would take a helluva shock to knock a port loose with a vacuum system and I have actually never seen a flood caused by a "damaged" housing/port.  

 

It's always an o-ring not seated or a port coming unscrewed, both of those occurrences are exactly why you want a vacuum system.

 

I always put a vacuum on my Aquatica housing now and it just recently saved me a flood when I inadvertently unscrewed my flat port during some decompression stops in heavy seas. I did not notice until I was on the boat. I have no doubt in my mind the port would have come off considering the sea conditions if I had not had it sealed with a vacuum.  


In Topic: Did you take antimalarial drugs for Lembeh??

23 January 2014 - 10:00 PM

I've been 22 years in Asia in Thailand, Indonesia and Palau and never had an issue with mosquitoes.

Prevention is the best way to deal with bites IMO.


In Topic: Tokina 10-17mm & diving Cocos

04 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

You want the best experience with fish, go get certified for a rebreather course.  It's sounds daunting but not really.  And your experience with fish won't be the same ever again. :)

 

Amen so true!


In Topic: Zoom ring on Tokina lens came off - need help

09 May 2013 - 06:42 PM

Not to mention it sometimes catches on the internal zoom gear on the housing which puts lateral stresses on the ring as you try and install the camera. Thats how mine came off.