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diverdad

Member Since 20 Dec 2009
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In Topic: So totally Green and new to Underwater..... help!

08 December 2013 - 04:29 AM

Hello Tom, I am in the UK and have a similar setup to yours. PM me where you are and if we are close we can hook up.

 

Regards

 

Lee


In Topic: Definitive Nikon vs Canon Underwater Shootout

19 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

Love the video, I am always paranoid about flooding my Ikelite housing. I'm not so worried about the camera body, (Nikon D50, plenty of them kicking about),  it's the Sigma 10-20 that's attached to it!!

I recently dived to a wreck here in the North Sea. the wreck is at 60m. I made a serious error whilst kitting up; I plugged air as my diluent gas for my rebreather and not the trimix I was carrying.

(I am Mr Narcosis and when diving air I'm generally off my tits at 30m), I did feel funny when descending but after checking my handsets/ computers/ gauges etc they all showed OK so I put it down to the rather hot curry I had consumed the night before. Needless to say at 60m I was a gibbering wreck and could not gather enough brain power to successfully take any pictures, (despite my best attempts at "fiddling" with the controls, according to my buddy). I eventually shouted at the damn thing attached it to a delayed SMB and sent it to the surface. The skipper of the boat had just enough time to get to it before it disappeared below the surface because some "plonker" had only put a "very small" amount of air in the SMB.

Meanwhile on the bottom of the North Sea blissfully unaware I was trying to figure out why I was still not quite compus mentus.

 

It only dawned on me as I was ascending and the "fog" lifted from my addled brain what had transpired.

Luckily for me the deco profile was very similar and a few extra stops just in case!!

 

Perhaps my greatest relief was that whilst "fiddling" with the camera I did not open the housing!

 

Safe diving

 

Lee


In Topic: Definitive Nikon vs Canon Underwater Shootout

19 November 2013 - 04:54 AM

Looking at the reactions looks like the keyboard warriors have a bee in their bonnet!


In Topic: Some wreck shots from Chuuk

04 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

Love the shots, the first one is my favourite.

 

Well done.

 

Lee


In Topic: Just a few of my latest

04 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

Nice shots.