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diver dave1

Member Since 02 Mar 2008
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In Topic: Fish ID from Revillagigedos

01 November 2015 - 04:57 PM

Thanks!  The pics I find of that look like what we were seeing.

In Topic: some photos from Scuba Seraya diving in Bali

01 November 2015 - 03:51 AM

Very nice.  Thanks for sharing.  Makes me want to go there again.

In Topic: Idea needed: ideal bag for transiting housing set up to a day boat

12 July 2015 - 03:27 PM

Polar cooler, 24 pack works great for me with a D7000 in Nauticam housing, Inon strobes attached (folded) plus nauticam 180 viewfinder attached.  The cooler top stays open, unzipped.  Put a longer strap with buckle through the loop handles, put the strap over my shoulder and carry the bag hanging from one shoulder on the way to the boat.  If the boat does not have a good rinse tank for your housing, have them fill the cooler with fresh water before leaving the dock.  Fill in on the boat if possible as it gets heavy. Then you have your personal rinse tank.

You can compress the cooler to a pretty flat size for packing in the checked dive roller for airline travel.  Double it over, kneel on it to compress it and stuff in in the bag as the last thing into the dive bag then zip for heading to the airport.

Been doing this for over a decade with the same bag.

When the day's diving is done, it works as place for cold beverages as well.

Its great for shore based dive trips to/from the boat.

In Topic: Single Male for Socorro Trip on Rocio Del Mar, March 20-28 2016

09 July 2015 - 10:08 AM


The owners of the Rocio Del Mar have agreed to handle the financial end of this switch.  So if interested in going to Socorro on March 20, 2016 and seeing humpback whales, contact them directly.


Dora Sandoval @ 602-558-9580

In Topic: Question on strobe power and Syncing with Camera D7100 YS 250 Strobes

19 June 2015 - 01:27 AM

Sounds like time for testing.  First at home in a dark room then at the pool.  You do not want another unsatisfactory trip experience.  You thought your old settings would work.  Now you have new settings you think will work.  Time for proof in action.

TTL is nice for macro but manual is sometimes better.  Wide angle is often better in manual.  You want to know how to set up your system both ways and have the demonstrated proof before you head out on a trip.


You can test your rig in a dark room, large enough to need full power then get close to things where you need less power.  Both in TTL and manual.  You should have settings that work for both. Once mastered, to the pool to demonstrate it underwater.

That is what I did when I was first setting up my rig.


Just a thought...