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Vondo

Member Since 20 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active May 17 2018 05:15 AM
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In Topic: Aldora divers in Cozumel using images and video without permission

15 May 2018 - 04:50 AM

I'm pretty sure Aldora is owned by someone who lives in Texas. This is really disappointing to hear as they are (were?) my favorite operator in Cozumel. I hope you get this worked out.


In Topic: Post Processing Software Advice

16 April 2018 - 04:30 AM

I agree with everyone else. Do option #1, (Lightroom Classic and Photoshop) it's the option for serious photographers. Lightroom CC is trying to play in the Apple/Google space and while its probably great for that, it's not for me. You can often find a one-year renewal deal for about $85 once or twice a year. That's about what I was paying for Lr upgrades in the old days and never had Photoshop.


In Topic: Looking for photographer friendly dive operater in Cozumel

30 March 2018 - 03:01 PM

Try Aldora. They’ve always been great to me trying to match divers abilities and maximizing bottom time. Be upfront about what you want.

In Topic: GoPro on Cold Shoe or Arm?

19 March 2018 - 07:01 AM

There is a 1" ball mount from ULCS and maybe others. I use an ULCS AC-NB to mount the GoPro off a handle and use the cold shoe for a focus/video light. 


In Topic: transport of spare parts, tools etc.

26 February 2018 - 04:51 AM

I use a small toiletry bag type of thing that I got from United. It's got a couple of compartments and folds up. That one goes in my checked baggage since it has tools including small a small knife. Plus some save a dive stuff (zip ties, inflator valve, mouthpieces). The tools I pack are pretty simple. A dive multi tool, a 6" crescent wrench (not sure I need that anymore), and a keychain-sized Leatherman. 

 

All the actual stuff I dive with comes along in carryon, but if I lose my tools I know I'll be able to borrow something, it's just a hassle.

 

My "photo-save-a-dive" kit (spare o-ring, spare fiber cord, batteries, etc) does come with my in my carryon. There I pack it in an otter box that's big enough for my phone too. That comes on the boat. I just make sure I stick a bit of cloth in the o-ring seal for the plane ride, otherwise it gets sucked shut and needs to be pried open.