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Nautilus Cairns

Member Since 23 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 20 2014 09:30 PM
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In Topic: Which strobe?

12 August 2014 - 04:53 PM

As many have advised before, strobes usually outlast your housing and camera so it pays to get something a bit more up market, albeit more expensive,so you can transfer it to your next rig. Also as you have a compact setup a high performance, compact strobe like the S2000 makes sense, particularly if you're traveling.

 

I used to have a DS51 with my first Canon compact in an Ikelite housing, but sold it with that setup at the same time I upgraded to a  CanonS95 in a Recsea housing. I bought first one then a second S2000 and was very happy with the performance of the whole kit.

 

Now that I have an Olympus EM-5 in a Nauticam housing I will most likely upgrade the stobes to Inon Z240s.

 

See what I mean?


In Topic: Malaria

10 August 2014 - 02:13 AM


Also be aware that Doxycycline can cause severe esophageal burning - seen that several times!

 

So you need to have it with food as per instructions!


In Topic: Malaria

09 August 2014 - 09:56 PM

I do three overseas dive trips a year, all to countries where malaria is present. I've tried doxy a few times and although I have never had a problem with sun sensitivity it did give me a bloated stomach! I now follow Troprobo's approach and rely on using repellent and covering up in the evenings. Also check for insect screens and mossie coils in the accommodation areas. I understand that in PNG some places have a greater risk of malaria than others. I too am not a medical practitioner so this is just my experience :)


In Topic: thoughts on mini domes

31 July 2014 - 11:46 PM

John, I really appreciate you finding that link. I found it so informative. I'll keep my eye out for future workshops involving Alex Mustard.


In Topic: PNG Baggage restrictions

26 July 2014 - 04:03 PM

Have a great time at Tuwali Dustin. I haven't been there myself but friends who have really enjoyed it. I like PNG diving and have been to Walindi and Tufi resorts and a couple of times to Madang. Going to Lissenung Island this October.