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In Topic: Feedback and critique

28 August 2015 - 11:44 AM

Hi Aaron


8" domes aren't ideal for CFWA for sure. The best results I have had are with a 100mm dome. But, hey, why not give it a try? Nothing to lose, right.


As you've done muck sites before, you're home and, errr, dry.  :crazy:


Have a great time!

In Topic: Feedback and critique

28 August 2015 - 06:21 AM

Terrific pix, Aaron.


I'm sure you'll have a great time in Lembeh.


The tips I'd suggest: be prepared to be maybe shocked when you first get in. The dive sites are not always attractive..... I used to warn guests at the resort I ran there not to to be worried if they immediately thought, what, I paid $xxxx to see this?!?!??!


As Steve says, take your time, relax and watch. Then stay NEAR the guide. For most of us the last thing we want is to be shepherded around. But in Lembeh you need to be shown around. Finding things, to start with, is tricky, till your eyes get used to the black sand, the sparse surroundings and the small size of many of the critters.


There are WA pics to be had in Lembeh: Nudi Falls and Angel's Window especially. But expect turbidity and particulant in the water. CFWA can be good if you can set up for that with your 10-17 and x1.4. But, obviously, macro is King. Looking at the pics on your website, you should get some crackers!


Good luck.

In Topic: not so noticeable carrying case for air travel?

27 August 2015 - 10:13 AM

You can buy TSA padlocks though, right?


Have you had a problem taking your TT on as cabin baggage? I use a Pelican 1510 roller box and, touch wood, have not had a problem taking it as cabin baggage over the last 12 years and I have travelled a great deal with it. I didn't think the TT was that different in size (but I haven't checked).

In Topic: not so noticeable carrying case for air travel?

27 August 2015 - 08:13 AM

Could you put the Think Tank inside a large, cheap-looking suitcase? Pad around it to avoid it rattling around if necessary?


On the cooler chest, you could probably drill some holes through it and fit a local hasp(s); then use one or two padlocks.

In Topic: Vacuum for Neutral Bouyancy

27 August 2015 - 08:10 AM

zzzzzzzzzzzzz.....  some folks have got nothing better to do.