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In Topic: For sale- Fathom 90 Wide Angle Lens

06 December 2013 - 09:21 AM

What model/serial ?

In Topic: WTB: Aquatica 5D MK II housing

20 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

I got a pm from tino12 with the exact same offer as he posted here in reply to a wanted post from me here on the forum. Be warned!

In Topic: Wanted: Fathom wide angle 90 lens

09 October 2013 - 06:36 AM


In Topic: looking for a videography course or motivated instructor in Egypt

11 June 2013 - 03:15 AM

Red Sea Diving Safaris have a course at their Marsa Shagra Village, close to Marsa Alam (I've been there twice and am going back in October, it's a wonderful place) during the late summer or autumn, I can't remember exactly. The Course Director is a well known videographer (can't remember his name). Unfortunately their website is down but they expect it to be up and running again in a few days. Meanwhile, you can e-mail them at info@redsea-divingsafari.com for information.


Dear John,


Thanks for your reply.


I stumbled on that course already. It's by Jeff Goodman as instructor. Indeed it looks like a course where I could learn a lot. I've already read his book about videography underwater, with I can recommend to any newbie like me :) . The problem for me is the period he's giving his course in Egypt. I did inform with them about other options already.


Thanks for your input, it's well appreciated!



In Topic: looking for a videography course or motivated instructor in Egypt

11 June 2013 - 03:06 AM


I would look for someone who will teach you how to prepare your system for diving first. Then once you know how to keep the important stuff dry, you move onto how to dive. Once you have a very good understanding of that, combine the two.

I see too many people with nice rigs who flood their investment early and go away frustrated, disappointed and out of pocket.

I also see a lot of people who manage to keep their cameras dry but have very little control of themselves underwater, then get frustrated because their shots are shaky or dull in colours. It takes time, commitment, patience and skill to become proficient and you will never stop learning.

Find the right teacher and enjoy.




Dear Richard,


Thanks for your comment. Of course you're right. But as I'm not gonna dive in Egypt until September/October, I thought I would have enough time (with help of a friend) to master myself those skills in the time being. 


As you can read in my post, I don't have many skills on this matter, but I am an experienced diver. That said, doesn't mean that there is always room for improvement. 


As again thanks for your input and help!