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divegypsy

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Free Diving at Kri Eco in Raja Ampat

23 November 2015 - 04:12 PM

Because of a medical problem, an eye infection, I have decided to leave the Kri Eco Resort in Raja Ampat two weeks early.  KriEco has a "no refunds" policy so they will not refund any of the money I paid for these days.  But they have no rule that says I cannot GIVE my remaining two weeks to someone else.  Those days run from 25 November to 8 December with departure on 9 December.  The dates are not changeable.  You will have a single room and the unlimited diving package which includes all diving except the more distant destinations.  

 
You will have to buy your own air ticket to Sorong from where ever you are.  And may have to pay for your boat transfers to and from Kri Eco. I think their normal transfer days from Sorong are on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. If you can make it to Sorong by tomorrow morning, Wednesday, 25 November, you would have two full weeks at Kri Eco.  If you make it there for the Sunday, 29 December transfer you would have ten days.
 
The daily rate for my stay was about €250 per day and I would like to see someone get some benefit from this.
 
I will have to supply Kri Eco with the name and transfer date of whoever takes my place, so please email me to let me know if you are interested and on what schedule you might make it to Sorong.  My email address is fbavendam(at)hotmail(dot)com.
 
Fred 

Use my days at Kri Eco in Raja Ampat

23 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

Because of a medical problem, an eye infection, I have decided to leave the Kri Eco Resort in Raja Ampat two weeks early.  KriEco has a "no refunds" policy so they will not refund any of the money I paid for these days.  But there is no rule that says I cannot GIVE my remaining two weeks to someone else.  Those days run from 25 November to 8 December with departure on 9 December.  The dates are not changeable.  You will have a single room and the unlimited diving package which includes all diving except the more distant destinations.  

 

You will have to buy your own air ticket to Sorong from where ever you are.  And may have to pay for your boat transfers to and from Kri Eco. I think their normal transfer days from Sorong are on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. If you can make it to Sorong by tomorrow morning, 25 November, you would have two full weeks at Kri Eco.  If you make it there for the Sunday, 29 December transfer you would have ten days.

 

The daily rate for my stay was about €250 per day and I would like to see someone get some benefit from this.

 

I will have to supply Kri Eco with the name and transfer date of whoever takes my place, so please email me to let me know if you are interested and on what schedule  you might make it to Sorong.  My email address is fbavendam@hotmail.com.

 

Fred


Seacam Prelude for Nikon D750

21 October 2015 - 05:16 PM

I have just seen Seacam's announcement of a new Prelude housing for the Nikon D750. I feel this housing is very deficient in its controls for a camera like the Nikon D750. The housing has no controls for either the preview or function buttons on the camera which can be programmed to provide a number of functions useful to an underwater photographer.  These include instantly disconnecting your flashes. Or using Nikon's flash value lock function.  As far as I know, no Seacam housing has ever had controls that allow you to use these.  Even more incomprehensible, since Seacam makes and sells TTL underwater flashes, is the apparent lack of a control for the flash compensation button on the camera which allows you to increase or decrease TTL flash output.  If you want to have access to the full capabilities of your Nikon D750 camera, I think this housing would be a bad choice.