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CheungyDiver Broke His Leg

08 February 2014 - 11:54 PM

I know that many members in these forums have received lots of great advice from CheungyDiver, aka David Cheung of ScubaCam in Singapore, including me.  (CheungyDiver)


Yesterday, David fell off a motorised skateboard and landed badly, breaking his left tibia and dislocating his knee. We were actually due to meet so I met him while he was lying on the ground waiting for an ambulance.  He was in a lot of pain.  The doctors say that the break needs a pin.  He will be in hospital for a couple of weeks then stuck in a wheelchair and on crutches for a few weeks.


I know that you'll join me in wishing him a speedy recovery.


I'll pop in to see him tomorrow so I can pass on any messages.  PM me if you want the hospital address and bed number.




Palau: Mating Humphead Parrotfish Aggregation Video

04 February 2014 - 03:10 AM

I just posted the a video from a recent Palau trip:
It is a HD online video (hosted from Vimeo) so you will need a fast internet connection or wait patiently for it to buffer.
I do have a couple of other online videos in the pipeline (Caves, Jellyfish Lake) but this is the "mating aggregation" video so I focused on uploading this one first.
Thanks to David Cheung of ScubaCam for putting this trip together.
Camera: Canon XF100
Housing: BS Kinetics Makla Takan
Editing: Final Cut Pro X 10.1

Final Cut Pro 10.1

19 December 2013 - 02:33 AM


4K editing done properly.


Two new gadgets on my housing

08 December 2013 - 04:21 AM

Just sharing some recent additions to my housing for those that might be interested.


Following all the recent talk on this forum, I went ahead and bought a Vacuum system.  We bought the BackScatter system but David Cheung of ScubaCam here in Singapore installed it for me.   That flashing green light gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling.


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Just occasionally, there's a sound underwater that I'd like to include in the video.  Might be dolphins, whales or just the chatter of crabs and shrimps.  I've never been happy with previous hydrophones, but then Google introduced me to Aquarian Audio Products.  They quickly built me a H2c Hydrophone with an XLR terminal.  


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Yesterday, David installed it for me and today I tested it in the pool.  The results are great.


Here's a little test clip:  


I'm looking forward to using the hydrophone with the congregations of mating humphead parrot fish later this month in Palau.  Might find out what noises they make while making whoopy...




Whale Shark on the Seven Skies

16 September 2013 - 05:30 AM

This past weekend I had another amazing encounter with a whale shark, this time on the wreck of the Seven Skies. 

This whale shark was a relatively young female, cruising around the wreck of a supertanker, the Seven Skies, with an huge entourage of fish.  Hard to tell but I guess that she's about 3 to 4 meters long.

Enjoy the 5 minute video: http://www.peterwalk...sevenskies.html