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allan

Member Since 30 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 07 2012 05:36 AM
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In Topic: Key West Vandenburg dive

27 August 2012 - 07:11 AM

Some type of index for positive dive shop feedback and negative shop feedback might be useful for this site. Rather turns it into a diveadvisor type of arrangement. Many of us have had great trips...many terrible service. So far, search and read is the only way I know of to sort it out.
Thanks for adding your comments regarding places to avoid. Considering diving that area later in the yr and will use your advice.


Man, i would so agree! Something like undercurrent offers, but an index to look up all reviews. Undercurrent has saved me from several bad operators...

Allan

In Topic: O-ring question

26 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

Dont take my advice but I jump of the pier holding my camera above my head and all ok thus far. It is clipped to my bcd.... have a look at opticaloceansales, they sell the best lanyard I have been able to find, it does not have finicky pieces of plactic on it and it is made of a material that you could cut with a knife if you had to, unlike a cable... http://opticaloceans...nyard-clip.html

As a rule of thumb I always remove and check my o-rings when I have cracked the seal after the housing has been in the water.

Other things to remember....stupid as it might sound...
Check your camera before entering the water, make sure all the buttons are lined up, make sure your memory card and battery are in, you dont want to fiddle around once you are ready to go in the water!!
Dont use too much grease
Use the right grease, the wrong type can damage your o-rings!

Have fun!!!


I'm sure that every underwater photo person with housing has had the pleasure of finding any one of the following non disaster things happen:

Lens cap on
Memory card missing or memory card filled
Lens not set to correct position for focus
Buttons not aligned
Battery dead
Battery not in
Strobe batteries in backwards

All can be avoided with pre dive check-so why does it happen to me?
Allan



In Topic: Lembeh - NAD Lembeh

05 August 2012 - 06:53 AM

Dustin

I really enjoyed the two videos you posted and your choice of music was excellent

Allan

In Topic: You know you are a U/W/ photo nerd when...

25 June 2012 - 09:20 AM

This is/was the best series yet!

Especially the 'myself, neigbor, wife' etc.

I often ask myself, "why do i do this?" Does anyone really care?

Well, I guess i and you folks do.

Allan

In Topic: jet lag

29 January 2012 - 07:34 AM

Thank you everyone for all of the valuable info.

Allan