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johnspierce

Member Since 14 Jul 2005
Offline Last Active Jan 27 2015 02:51 PM
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In Topic: For Sale: Olympus 60mm Macro lens, Nauticam Port 65 and focus gear

15 January 2015 - 12:49 PM

Just sent PM


In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

02 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

So many great photo opportunities this year, but my favorites were all from swimming with humpbacks in Tonga.Attached File  image.jpg   144.52KB   48 downloads

In Topic: Hammerheads

16 August 2014 - 06:57 AM

When we did Galapagos in May of 2010, the water was unusually warm.   At Darwin, we saw hundreds of hammerheads and they definitely stayed down in the thermocline which seemed to start at about 40 feet, but the water at the surface was about 79 degrees (26 C) and down at 50 feet was still close to 75 degrees (24 C), so not that cool at all.  Everyone told us to bring 7mm wetsuits and I was baking like a potato the entire time -- Could have done it in a 3mm easily :D  

 

I think trying to predict exactly how your dives will go is kind of like predicting the weather a month out -- can't be done.


In Topic: thoughts on mini domes

31 July 2014 - 07:59 PM

"I stole the title from Alex Mustard's 2010 article"
 
There was a Mustard presentation, "Dome not Drone" posted here on Wetpixel around that time frame, 2010 or 2011?  It was an extremely informative and most excellent presentation on dome ports.  It was archived here at one time anyway.  I don't know if it still is...


Got it...

http://wetpixel.com/...thout-the-drone

Thanks!
John

In Topic: Hammerheads

30 July 2014 - 02:02 PM

Plenty of Hammers in Galapagos.  When we went in May, there were hundreds of them schooling at Darwin.  Another good place is the Bahamas where every January/February they gather in the shallows.  John Bantin wrote a post about it:

 

http://wetpixel.com/...=49592&p=326535