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diver dave1

Member Since 02 Mar 2008
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In Topic: Best option to backup and view RAW pictures while travelling?

03 April 2018 - 12:42 PM

I carry enough cards to never need deleting during the trip.

I copy the photos of each day to a laptop and to a portable hard drive.

This leaves me with 3 copies of each picture.

The laptop has lightroom though I rarely use it during the trip.  I can open and view RAW images without it.


My setup does not meet your under $500 criteria but as most u/w photogs discover, nothing in this endeavor fits a reasonable budget.

In Topic: O-ring maintenence

05 March 2018 - 06:00 AM

Whenever I break a seal, I remove the O-ring, clean it and the seating area.  Before re-sealing it, I inspect the area with magnifying glasses and a bright flashlight/torch.

I avoid breaking the seal for as long as possible.  Usually only opening to change from wide angle to macro.


My camera has space for 2 SD cards and the battery lasts several days so this is usually not the thing driving breaking a seal.

In Topic: Blenny from Sea of Cortez

09 February 2018 - 04:09 PM

Yes, that is the one.  The color pattern in  Reef Fish is far from what I saw but they apparently vary quite a bit.    They did have the spot on the dorsal fin and the dark band below the eye.


In Topic: New TSA rules and underwater strobes

03 February 2018 - 08:11 PM

Just completed to/from Grand Cayman.  Never asked about the Inon's.  Did not require taking them out of carryon luggage.

In Topic: Bonaire truck rental recommendations ?

02 December 2017 - 02:01 AM

I do not leave the key nearby.  My swim suit has a pocket with a velcro'd flap and that is all inside the wetsuit.  All trucks I have used there had old style metal keys, not key fobs, so this makes diving with your key easy.

Also leave the windows partially open so people passing by know its unlocked.


BEWARE of credit card insurance for truck rental.  Nearly all insure CARS, not trucks!  I use American Express Premium insurance.  MUCH lower cost than getting insurance from the truck rental company.  Its usually under $30 for your whole trip, not a daily fee.  And its easy to use.  You sign up with your card.  There is no charge unless you rent a car/truck with that card then it automatically kicks in.