Jump to content


Member Since 19 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Today, 08:55 AM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: How long is Vacuum stable?

Yesterday, 03:30 AM



I like to take my time to get my system ready - but then, inevitably the dive guide says: last minute change of plan so macro not wide-angle. So it's a scramble. And that's why I really like the vacuum (Vivid). Pump it up and wait 20 mins. If it's still green, I'm happy......


I think I had a slight panic on my 3rd or 4th use when I don't think I had re-seated the vacuum release button on the Vivid quite correctly - and then got a red light after a few minutes of green. Worth watching that for sure.

In Topic: How long is Vacuum stable?

23 October 2014 - 04:24 AM

I've got the Vivid vacuum system and once that is "secure" it certainly does not show a warning until the vacuum seal is released.


Can you remove any part of the housing when the yellow light flashes? If so the vacuum isn't working. 

In Topic: Red Sea St. John's

15 October 2014 - 09:39 AM

You probably have this sorted already, Jack, but if you are looking for a boat which heads down to St Johns, I can heartily recommend Emperor Divers. I did their St Johns and the Furys trip in August. The boat, Emperor Elite, was excellent - as was the crew -  and I thought some of the dives were amongst the top 10 I have done. I did a Trip Advisor report on my return - as did my partner.



In Topic: What to do with flooded gear

15 October 2014 - 12:35 AM

I once saw a dead SLR where the owner had fitted a battery-operated clock in the lens opening. It looked pretty cool. Expensive for a clock. But cool..... 

Maybe try that - and THEN advertise it on eBay. You could make a fortune! "Genuine Nikon D800 clock. Tested at 25m!"


So I agree with Haggis123 - but add a clock in the opening.

In Topic: SOLA 800

05 October 2014 - 11:40 AM

Maybe the turtle is using it?