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opie

Member Since 11 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 14 2013 10:40 PM
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In Topic: Australia?

12 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

Thanks for the advice Morten - one question for you about doing my PADI - when it comes to doing the open water portion of my course - do I have to do all my dives at once in the same place? I'm travelling with a tour group working its way up the gold coast from Sydney to Cairns on a fixed schedule - so would I be able to do my dives on seperate day trips in whatever places I find myself in?


In Topic: How essential is a wide-angle lens for a newb?

12 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

Thanks for the advice guys!


In Topic: How experienced a diver do I need to for underwater photography?

12 June 2013 - 04:18 PM

Wow - thanks for all the candid advice! I guess I'd really be getting ahead of myself to buy a whole bunch of camera gear at this point. I'm going to look into doing my PADI!


In Topic: diving with a camera

11 June 2013 - 09:30 PM

The article was really helpful. I just signed up for this forum and have a total noob question - how much diving experience do I need before it's worthwile to attempt underwater photography?

 

I'm a competent photorgrapher on land and I've read some of the underwater photography guides - but they are much more focused on the camera skills - it almost seems like the assumption is you have to be a experienced diver before you even attempt underwater photography.

 

I've only ever dived once and I don't have my certification. I'm going to the great barrier reef and am tempted to buy a housing for my camera and see what I can do. Am I biting off more than I can chew? I remember on my last dive there were times when I would almost float to the surface or practically crawl along the ocean floor because I wasn't used to the gear.