All drugs have some side-effects, and based on my experience, Malarone is the best. The 3 drugs that I've been prescribed for diving in malaria zones are: Malarone, Doxycycline, and Lariam.
Doxycycline increases sun-sensitivity, and while I've used it, it was a bad choice while on the equator and constantly exposed to intense water reflection and sun. None of my dive group uses it.
Lariam is known to cause neurological and psycholgical symptoms in some people, and as of last year, carries a 'black box' warning from the FDA. Most of us had mood swings on Lariam, some found it unpleasant.
Malarone has been known to cause vivid dreams in some people, but when I do a live aboard, those that are taking anti-malarial drugs are always using Malarone, and no one complains about it.
Hope this helps,
Good Info Cameron. I am wondering if just keeping up on the sunscreen would be okay with the doxycycline?
I wanted to share my latest video I have put together for my 'Rolling in the Deep' Series. This time it focuses on Macro subjects found in Komodo. I look shooting macro, and I don't feel that macro gets enough attention at least from the video side. Some of the coolest underwater characters are of the small variety.
As alway, comments good bad or indifferent are always appreciated.
Thanks Dustin. I'm going to Anilao next year so I will need similar set up. If it's like Lembeh, then finding a spot to rest the tripod shouldn't be that difficult. I'm thinking of leaving my camera about 2 lb negative, you think that's enough to anchor the tripod?
That should be enough. Anilao is similar to Lembeh. Although some sites do have some coral. In Komodo, doing the tripod on the coral sites is much more difficult.
Dustin, are you just running Apple's OS on that Macbook Pro, or running Windows on it via Bootcamp(?)?
I haven't even received it yet! LOL. I got a refurb from the apple site. At the moment, I don't plan to load W7 on it. I think the only reason I would would be to use my existing licenses for CS6 and Lightroom. Not sure if they will allow the windows license to be installed on a Mac...But if I find a need for it, I would do it. we can get the license for free through my wife's company so it isn't an issue, but if it's not needed, I won't do it.
Most of the purchase was for weight considerations, as the laptop we have been using is ridiculously heavy. From a video standpoint, I don't plan on doing much editting on it. More or less a way to backup my video, and then when I get it home, edit it on my windows pc. I also thought it would be a good test to see what the mac world has too offer us. Both myself and my wife are pretty entrenched into PC because of our jobs, so there really isn't a way to completely away from it.
For photography, we both plan on using it with Lightroom pretty heavily. And since that is so cheap and not part of CC, which I won't sign up for out of principle, I would buy it again to work on the MBP if I needed to.
Ok, can someone explain how to use "photographer vest" to sneak in more weight? Like what do you put in it? I asked because when come to international flight, you're talking about 10 hour+ of journey, and me being 230lb certain feel okay in a T-shirt in tight plane seat. I can imagine the vest would cause some discomfort, but how bad, and what to expect?
I believe the idea is to load up the vest with camera's lenses, lights, strobes etc....wear the vest to the check in counter, and through security. After you pass security, you just load all of it back into your carry on.
One of my friends (a non-diver) just forwarded a link to your video to me. Said that he had seen it and was very impressed, and wanted to make sure that I had seen it. So, even non-divers like it, and are impressed.
That is good to hear! I really like to get the non divers engaged and normally have a pretty good reaction, because these macro/critter videos normally shows things that they have never seen. Personally, I find them more interesting than the sharks/whales/dolphins...only for the sheer fact it seems that kind of video is all that people see.
Having said that....I am stoked to be going to Socorro in the next week and hopefully get some good sharks/whales/dolphins...LOL!
I have finished another short film. It is called Critter Planet. It has some old and new footage in it. But it also has a story line. Also, I have added some timelapse from the International Space Station. I downloaded over 150,000 pictures to try to get what I came up with for moving earth sections. Whats even cooler, is that they allow anyone to use it free of charge! (as long as you give them credit). Let me know what you think.
Thanks for the compliment in my shooting. Peter is right on the money with what he is suggesting. I pray for dark cloudy days when shooting macro! Sometimes I even have the dive guide hover over the subject to block sun light. Night shooting works too, but you can generally tell those shots as there is a bunch what I call "sea lice" swarming the lights and subject. But light positioning is key. Try not to light up the background at all, and frame the shot so that it can get the look. It doesn't work for everything... I made a snoot, but don't use that anymore it is too much of a pain...so none of the shots in the nudi video used a snoot. Don't use barn doors either.