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BC-SeaDragon

Member Since 05 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 18 2012 07:48 AM
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In Topic: Cave diving footage

16 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

Really nice footage. Well done. Which cenotes/caves were you diving?

A little off topic but I noticed where you are from and I am heading to Bergen this weekend and hoping to get some diving in, any recommendations?

VH,

Kelly

In Topic: Diving the Galapagos on a budget

03 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

Hello,

I was in the same situation this time last year. I was on an extended trip and couldn't afford the liveaboard trip as it truly is a big chunk of cash. I heard from many people that I shouldn't even bother going unless I was going to do a liveaboard but after being there I beg ti differ.

The day trips are still fairly expensive also but still amazing (land and diving). I dove with Scuba Iguana and they had nice boats, good guides etc etc. I think I paid 150 a day but I also had all of my gear with me. Booking ahead was 190 I believe and only necessary if your really strapped for time and want to guarantee a spot on the boat. Well worth it either way IMO.

What I saw diving...

Turtles
Sea Lions
Eagle Rays
Mobula Rays ( a school of about 50)
Marble Rays (massive)
White tip sharks on literally every dive
Galapagos Sharks
Black tip sharks
Hammerheads (individual, pairs and smaller schools of about 15)
Garden Eels
Snake eels
Stone fish
Schools of pelagic fishes

On one of the land based day trips to Bartolome I also experienced snorkeling with the colony of penguins. This was spectacular for me as I had seen most of the other species.

The one thing you will miss unless your lucky is the huge schools of hammerheads, pods of dolphins and whale sharks. This is what Darwin and Wolf is so famous for from my understanding. I believe the whale sharks are not around until July/August anyways. Unfortunately those dive sites are only reachable by liveaborad

The land trips are also amazing if you like topside wildlife too. I spent 11 days there and alternated between the 2. Accoms and food was also very cheap if you stay and eat at the right places. Don't expect more than a bed and a fan though.

Overall if you have the time and are in the area its worth going. In my eyes at least.


Enjoy,

Kelly

In Topic: Voice Over Help

25 February 2012 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for the input.

Do you have any samples online to hear the sound quality of the Zoom H4N and H2??

Cheers,

Kelly

In Topic: Voice Over Help

25 February 2012 - 03:11 AM

Ok well this is great and gets me pointed in the right direction. I have watched some videos where the narration sounded horrible and just kinda "cheap" and this is not the way I want to go. In saying that I dont want to break bank in the process because there are always ways around it. I will have to get set up and obviously play around with some trial and error, just another one of the many learning curves.

Thanks a lot for the suggestions and whenever I get around to it I will post for review.

Cheers,

Kelly

In Topic: Red Sea Short

23 February 2012 - 01:07 AM

Thanks for all of the kind remarks!

Awesome, really nice video. Is that a standard trip to Egypt or were you lucky to see a lot of it? Barracuda, sharks, cuttlefish, napoleon wrasse etc etc it looked like something from Indonesia!!


This was from 2 trips in the Red Sea (12 days of diving). Both trips had their differences as they were opposite times of the year with different water temps. The Red Sea is quite diverse hosting wrecks, walls and reefs but IMHO I don't think its quite at the Indo level. Macro was almost none existent except for a few crustaceans, couple of nudis and some pipe fish. However it does have some nice wide angle and can have some amazing vis. I wouldn't hesitate to go back. Maybe a Sudan safari next time though.


Great job Kelly. Glad to see your keeping active.


Thanks Peter. I was very active last year and this year started with Similans and Lembeh. The editing is starting to pile up.


Nice video. I wonder how that moray broke its tooth.


Thanks Nick, not too sure about the tooth, they can be pretty reckless hunters though.