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Member Since 22 Dec 2008
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In Topic: Bonaire truck rental recommendations ?

14 April 2014 - 10:10 PM

We've been to Bonaire three times and wouldn't consider renting a truck from anyone other than Telerin. Easy to Google contact info. Poppy does a great job. They meet you at the airport, you sign, they hand you the keys and the parking stub (pre-paid) and you drive away. The way a car rental should be! Then you park at the airport on the day you leave, leaving the keys in the truck. That's it! Also, absolutely awesome service the two times we needed it over the course of the three trips (a soft tire on one trip and a blinky start up lock out on another - both fixed in an hour or two).


Also, Gary's advice is spot-on.


Hope that helps. Have a great trip!



In Topic: Out There

26 March 2014 - 11:44 AM

Great video and well-put - technical diving certainly has changed the map on more than a few dive sites!



In Topic: Super Bowl or Diving? (Catalina/Farnsworth Banks Video)

04 March 2014 - 12:35 PM

Great video! Love the blue hydrocoral! More dives for the bucket list...


Thanks for sharing!



In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

10 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

Hi Steve,


Two great images, but the whale shark one is amazing! Nice work. Glad to hear you're back in the water!



In Topic: Housings and hydrogen sulfide

18 December 2013 - 01:05 AM

Hi Alison,


I took a housing and strobes into/through a hydrogen sulfide layer once in a cave in Mexico and the while the housing seemed unaffected (Ikelite at the time), all the fittings turned a dull grey colour as a result of the exposure. Apparently the Hydrogen sulfide reacts with metal ions to form metal sulfides which are often dark in color. I also noticed the same thing with my suit zipper and the metal fittings on the strobes. While my photo gear didn't look as shiny afterwards, there doesn't seem to have been any negative, long-term effects.


I now have an Aquatica housing, and while I haven't exposed it to the H2S, yet, I would think the same would happen - exposed fittings may turn dark, but the coated housing should be fine.  


Hope that helps.