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Member Since 30 Sep 2004
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In Topic: Snooting Attempts in Anilao, Philippines

27 October 2014 - 01:05 PM

Thanks very much for the nice comments. I used the SubSea snoot from Reefnet and both the 60mm and 105 mm lenses, full frame camera. Sometimes I used a diopter, either +5 or +10, but found I was lighting too much of the negative space. There is a smaller snoot tip that I should have used with a diopter, but only realized that after going over the images. I expect that will be a higher degree of difficulty. 


Now I'm back in California, so the added challenge of surge will be interesting.

In Topic: Chuuk

24 May 2014 - 12:35 PM

A very nice perspective of the periscopes. It "fell off"?? Like the o-ring was pressured to the point of not holding it on? Terrifying thought.

In Topic: Nautilus Swell Retiring!

29 April 2014 - 02:24 PM

Oh boy, can't wait to see Nanette's lumpsucker video!

In Topic: Truk Lagoon - You may want to make this dream trip sooner rather then later

29 March 2014 - 10:56 AM

Matt, I'm sorry to say I saw no sharks at all on any of the wrecks we dove. The dives are still awesome, coral growth aplenty and lots of little sweepers etc. I have a Truk Lagoon gallery on my website, << fletcherforbes.com >> if you want to see what some of the wrecks look like.


Sean, I guess you were talking during the briefing. JJ, the Odyssey Captain said that "R2D2" and the engine room were not in the part of the wreck that had collapsed, but it was in eminent danger of collapse.  He asked us not to ask the divemasters to take us there as it was unsafe, and they all had families who depended upon them.  


We talked about it with our dive master Ken, and he did not want to make the penetration, so we respected that.

In Topic: Truk Lagoon - You may want to make this dream trip sooner rather then later

06 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

And sadly, the San Francisco Maru wheelhouse has mostly collapsed, which made a great backdrop to the tanks. Before and after photos below. We would go back in a second, if you love wrecks this is nirvana. But they are changing.