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MortenHansen

Member Since 29 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 06 2014 04:29 AM
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In Topic: Favorite dive-sites in New South Wales?

27 October 2014 - 03:57 PM

Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated! 

 

Since I will be visiting my sister who lives in Sydney I thought that Magic Point would be a good place to start out as its right around the corner from where she lives, apparently there are quite a few grey nurse sharks around that spot as well? I wall also thinking about Bare island to try and find some seadragons.  

 

I already thought about hitting Montague Island, Fish-Rock and Julian Rocks. I am not particularly interested in tropical life as I dive every day in Indonesia and get my fair share of tropical fish and critters up here.

 

I am more interested in the bigger animals that can be seen in subtropical/temperate Australia, my wish list is:

1: Lots of grey nurse sharks :)

2: Weedy sea-dragons (I know they are not really big, but gotta have it on the list)

3: Seals

4: Schooling fish

5: Good visibility

 

Taking that into consideration, would it still be a good idea to take Julian Rocks and fish-rock into my program or should I stay further south?

 

I did Jervis Bay 2 years ago with Crest Diving and had a good time with loads of Wobbegongs and some other cool stuff, but no seadragons/seals/sharks.

 

Thanks again, Morten    


In Topic: Experiences with the Apeks WTX-D18 wing?

26 October 2014 - 04:35 AM

Dear Dave,

 

I never realized that the weight of the wing wasn't put up online.

I think that if you would be very concerned with weight then Apeks would probably be able to answer you that question if you would write them an email. 

 

Since I work/live in Bali I almost never travel with my kit, so its not a huge issue for me. 

 

I would check it out for you but I don't have a scale that would fit a wing, no matter how small it is :) 

 

Best regards, Morten


In Topic: Experiences with the Apeks WTX-D18 wing?

24 October 2014 - 01:16 AM

##Update##

 

If anyone out there are interested, I bought the Apeks WTX-D18 in May 2014 and have now done about 150 dives with it. 

 

The materials are great, inflator is great, the wing is of course tiny but has enough lift to be used with my new 7mm semidry, yes I know its crazy to dive with a suit like that here in Bali but Manta Point and Crystal Bay gets damned cold in august/september! 

 

I can release air from the inflator while remaining completely horizontal, something that was not possible with my old OMS wing.

 

All in all I am very happy with it and would recommend anyone who is not diving "overweight" and who are looking for a streamlined setup to go for it!

 

Happy bubbles, Morten


In Topic: Is selling stock images worth the trouble?

27 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

Dear Bill, 

 

Thank you, I am doing very well and the diving just seems to be getting better and better the longer we stay here :)

 

I will start looking into it, I might as well try to let the images work a little for me now that I have them.

 

Just to make sure, what do you mean with writing, you are thinking magazine articles/equipment reviews etc? 

 

Hope you are both doing well,

all the best from Bali, Morten 


In Topic: Attaching a Subsee +10, 67 mm to a flat dslr flat port without using the subs...

26 May 2014 - 02:40 AM

Dear Tony,

 

I was recently looking for a way of mounting my diopters on my Aquatica MF macro port and found a bunch of great products, only thing is that I think the prices were a bit steep for such a simple thing.

 

I actually ending up buying a plastic food container that fits my port, did a bit of cutting, made some holes for air to escape and it works like a charm. The fit is very strong, actually its strong enough that I have no problem walking around with the diopters on my housing on land without worrying about them falling off, and it ended up costing me only 2$ and half an hour of work :)  

 

Having said that, the adapter from Ikelite is "only" 50$ and it looks like it will do the trick as well ;)

 

Have fun with the critters!

 

Best regards, Morten