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scubag

Member Since 04 Nov 2003
Offline Last Active May 24 2011 01:29 PM
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In Topic: Steve Irwin

06 September 2006 - 02:30 PM

Very tragic news indeed, My heart goes out to Steve's family and close friends. Every time I watched him dangle a Mamba or Cobra from it's tail I thought about how lucky he was to still be alive. If you stare death in the face as many times as he did then surely he must have thought that someday death would take notice and stare back. But never had I thought that a ray would get him, as someone who has spent countless dives with big rays throughout my 30+ years as a diver and dive instructor I guess it just shows how we can easily underestimate the size, power and motivations of the creatures we love so dearly and spend out lives trying to be with.

Peace be with you Steve,

Doug

In Topic: Man fishes out 1300lb Hammerhead

30 June 2006 - 09:02 PM

So obviously the diving and environmental groups out there are not doing enough to educate dumb-ass fisherman who feel like going out for the day to kill an un-edible species like the hammerhead. Why kill it if you have no intention of eating it. I spent 3 1/2 weeks in Galapagos this past March diving with Hammerheads, by the time I get there again they may be all but gone.

So sad.

Doug

In Topic: Oceanic white-tip sharks in Bahamas

20 June 2006 - 10:20 AM

Great Shots Eric,

Hopefully I'll fit one of your 2007-2008 trips into our diving schedule. I've only seen one Oceanic White-tip in the Coral Sea, I was snorkeling between dives and it scared the hell out of me, it being "curious" and all. Again, nice images.

Doug

In Topic: REEF HOOKS DO YOU USE ONE?

15 April 2006 - 07:09 PM

Just returned from 3 1/2 weeks in Galapagos including 5 days at Wolf and Darwin. I was the only diver on Sky Dancer not using a reef hook in extremely strong currents. Can't say it wouldn't have come in handy, but I prefered to use the large boulders available to hide from the current. Definately built up my right fore arm from holding the camera one handed though. And by the way, my Carter SMB saved my rear several time waiting for the Zodiac in 8 foot seas.

Doug

In Topic: If you had to pick just three lens

15 April 2006 - 06:25 PM

Hi everyone

Canon 20d shooter here...

Canon EF-S 10-22 USM Zoom
Canon EF-S 17-85 USM IS Zoom
Canon EF 75-300 USM IS Zoom (obviously not for u/w)

Doug