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pennyjlat

Member Since 18 Nov 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 27 2012 02:02 PM
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In Topic: Turks and Caicos vs Utila

13 March 2011 - 04:45 PM

DiverPam...

First of all congrats!!

Secondly, it is probably dependent on what type of subjects you like to shoot. Turks and Caicos is well known for a lot of shark diving (presuming you are going anytime of the year besides the 6 weeks in spring when they use the boat to snorkel with humpbacks, which is pretty darn awsome two).

I have been on the TCI Aggressor, but not the Utila, and I was very happy. If you are a macro shooter go in the mid summer to shoot yellowheaded jawfish with eggs! (I believe my friend won the first prize in amature with this type of shot). There are also secretary blennies, sailfin blennies, and all the usual carribean subjects. The crew is great and the photo pro is a nice guy.

I have been on the Belize and TCI Aggressors before (and have probably 1000 dives in cayman)...and all though I havent yet to visit Utila...I think that TCI aggressor takes the cake as far as those carribbean liveaboard option. Try sneaking on in June with the Jim Church School of Underwater Photography for an added bonus if theyll let you!

Hope this helps, congrats again

Joe tepper

Since you have been to Roatan, I would suggest T&C. I believe almost half the diving the Utila Aggressor does is around the island of Roatan and you've probably done most of those sites. It looks like they do most of the north side stuff that Anthony's Key does, including Mary's Place. The other diving at Utila is of interest to me, but doing all the same sites the day boats do on Roatan makes me less interested in the Roatan portion of the trip.

I've been to T&C twice and I love it. Great coral health and both times I saw reef sharks on most every dive. Compared to your Cayman trip, the reefs are more similar to what is found on Little Cayman; great shape, very fishy, not much or no current.

I highly recommend T&C to anyone looking at a dive trip in the Caribbean.


JohnsPierce

Also, Im in TCI right now diving with dive provo. Little choppy out there but you are right...the coral health is very good for Caribbean and cannot say no to the guys in the grey suits patrolling the wall!

In Topic: Equipment Issues Help!

01 January 2011 - 05:40 PM

thanks man!

its the newest vr 105 and the standard macromate lens from backscatter for sea and sea ports (so +10 i want to say) Ill give the generic o ring a try and perhaps try it as is without camera to see what will happen! yikessss

Joe

In Topic: JARDINES DE LA REINA

04 December 2010 - 10:03 AM

hey dude sweet shots

first of all I curse this day for being american.
and second is there a way to dive there as an american without being too sketchy that you know of? do people do it??

Joe

In Topic: Cozumel November 2010

22 November 2010 - 03:51 PM

looks like some nice turtle encounters! Most impressive part is that the trip was labled December 2010 which hasn't begun yet! Nice work

In Topic: time to dive....sooooon

16 November 2010 - 09:53 AM

Stunning photo!

My sympathy with those who can only dive for art of the year!

just know you are a lucky lucky person that you can dive all year round! ironically this wasn't even taken while diving...just waist deep in water off the beach...boredom can lead to some cool things i guess!