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In Topic: Ikelite 161 or something else?

20 November 2014 - 02:31 PM

If diffusers are used to equalize the coverage angles of other strobes, then I would answer yes, output of the 161 is as good as most of the other strobes on the market.

In Topic: Ikelite 161 or something else?

19 November 2014 - 06:52 PM

I switched from DS161's to YS-D1's last year. Comparable output when corrected for coverage angle, and much lighter to travel with. The YS-D1's are also easier to adjust power when shooting manual.

In Topic: Good Nikon FX Format WA Lens?

13 November 2014 - 08:58 PM

AF-S 16-35mm f/4 ED and the 16mm fisheye are my go to lenses for Nikon FX DSLR UW photography

In Topic: Questions about Crystal River, Florida

10 November 2014 - 11:54 AM

jmauricio, are you sure about the law forbiding submerging while swimming with manatees?  I have been taking my boat to Crystal River for many years and never heard it was "illegal to submerge while swimming with Manatees".  In fact, I and multitudes of other divers have done so in the presence of Florida Wildlife Commision officers, without an eyebrow raised.  I have looked for a referrence stating such a law, but could not find one.  If you could provide a r3eference, it would be greatly appreciated.

Manatees are protected under federal law by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973, which make it illegal to harass, hunt, capture or kill any marine mammal.

Manatees are also protected by the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978. Anyone convicted of violating this state law faces a possible maximum fine of $500.00 and/or imprisonment for up to 60 days. Conviction on the federal level is punishable by a fine of up to $50,000 and/or one year in prison. Feeding manatees, giving them water, or otherwise altering their natural behavior can be considered harassment. Although Manatees tend to avoid the bubbles produced by scuba gear, I have never heard diving near them (on SCUBA or otherwise) classified as harassment.

In Topic: Questions about Crystal River, Florida

05 November 2014 - 05:28 PM

Try the Brunswick stew at Fat Boys BBQ in Crystal River. The water temp is well below 72 when outside of the direct flow of the spring