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debersole

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Santa Fe River Tannin Makes for Nice Photos!

30 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

The tannic water is back in the Santa Fe river over Devil's Ear making for nice photos as the clear spring water coming up from the Devil's cave system dilutes the tannic water of the Santa Fe river. Wedging yourself in the flow and shooting up in to the sun with fast shutter speeds can make for nice ambient light photos. Here is Mike Young of Kiss Rebreathers diving his prototype Kiss Spirit CCR last weekend.

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Two spots available on Dominican Republic Humpback Whale trip -- March 23-30, 2013

19 November 2012 - 05:58 AM

Due to a late cancellation, there are two spots available to snorkel with humpback whales in the Dominican Republic March 23-30, 2013. This is one of those bucket-list type trips. To be able to spend time with this these magnificent creatures is truly the trip of a lifetime.

I have reserved 16 of the 20 spots on the liveaboard boat and I have travelled with everyone on the trip so I can vouch that it is a fun group. It is a week-long liveaboard trip on the Turks & Caicos Explorer liveaboard (www.explorerventures.com) . They move the boat from the Turks & Caicos to Silver Banks, Dominican Republic for about 3 months out of the year when the whales are there. The whlaes come to this protected area to mate and calf. You will have the opportunity to see mothers with their calves as well as the males competing for female attention. Tom Conlin is an expert in whale biology and behavior and has been running these trips for over 20 years. The cost is $2995 per person and includes lodging, meals, snorkeling, nightly presentations on whales, etc. Everything is included in the price but your flight to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Check out Witness spectacular surface activity with the option to swim with humpback whales. Discover the magic... for more details about the trip. This is snorkeling only (no scuba) so everyone is invited! If you or anyone you know would be interested in filling these last two spots, let me know as soon as possible. My email is dgebersole@gmail.com.


Thanks -- and hope to see you in the Dominican Republic.

Doug

Pelagic Magic Night Dive -- Tips and Tricks???

05 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

I am heading to Kona in a couple of weeks and planning on doing a few "Pelagic Magic" night dives with Jack's Diving Locker. I will be shooing a Canon 7D in an Aquatica housing with dual Sea & Sea YS-250 strobes. I would be interested in any Tips and Tricks from anyone who has done this dive. Manual or auto-focus? White or red focus lights? Lenses (60mm or 100mm)? Thanks in advance!

Doug

Four open spots for Humpback Whales of Silver Bank -- March 23-30, 2013

11 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

I just had four cancellations on a humpback whale trip to Silver Bank, Dominican Republic for March 23-30, 2013. Cost is $3100 per person (airfare not included). The trip is with Aquatic Adventures (www.aquaticadventures.com) who has been running these trips for 22 years. It is snorkeling only, no scuba, so anyone and everyone is invited. Please email me if you are interested or have any questions.

Doug Ebersole
dgebersole@gmail.com

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