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Orcalight Seawolf 2260 for sale

15 February 2015 - 07:50 PM

I have a pair of these for sale if anyone is interested, please make me an offer.  I have them with extra long 2m umbilical cords.  These things are built like a tank, and unfortunately are about as buoyant as one!

Comes with the two different domes for varying beam angles and the pelican style case. Used about 4 times.



Reef Photo Visit and great service

15 February 2015 - 07:38 PM

I recently headed to the Bahamas to dive with the Great Hammerheads, which was quite a big trip when coming from Lembeh!  I was also blessed with a 27hour delay on the flight to the US from the UK, which royally sucked as I picked up a nasty flu.  Anyway, arriving in the Ft Lauderdale looking and feeling like crap and a day late meant I had to do my shopping in super quick time before heading over to the Bahamas.

I had met Ryan once before about a decade ago and whilst we keep in touch from time to time it would be a push to call us friends, so please don't consider this a biased review.  I have now owned Nauticam D90, 7D, 5Dmk3, EM5, EM1, GH4, Rossa, 1Dx and 7Dmk2 housings, and of course some of them have had problems so Ryan and I have sparred/discussed issues before, even though I hadn't bought them from the USA. I definitely don't consider myself a Nauticam fanboy but I do feel that their newest products are of a very high standard.


What surprised me the most was that on the Saturday that I arrived, Ryan himself was servicing a Rossa housing that needed a quick turn around.  I had never known of this side before, and as a hands-on owner of a business myself I really appreciated that he took time out of his weekend to fix a problem for one of his clients - plus I got to help take someone else's housing apart which is always a fun learning experience!

Reef Photo were super accommodating and as an industry person I could really see how well Elly and Phil do when explaining to photo newbies (even the ones that know everything) how to use the equipment and they also were not pushy on sales. Both demonstrated a very good understanding of equipment and you can tell they use it a lot, so for compact users looking to take the next step I strongly recommend talking to either of these two.

For my end of the Market, before this trip I had no idea that Reef offered quite a large inventory of cinema equipment for rent, including RED dragons and Rossa Housings.  I rented a Rossa housing to save on baggage allowance and hassle with customs on coming back into Indonesia - the housing was the newest version and in great condition.

I really look forward to visiting them again when not ill and exhausted from delays.


Here's a picture from Bimini as i didn't take a single picture with my phone in the store! Shot with Nauticam GH4 and dual Inon z240's


Tonga Humpback Whale Liveaboard August 2015

05 January 2015 - 12:04 AM

3 x week long trips exploring the Ha'apai Island group in July / August.


9am 29th July to 9am 5th august  (7 days)

9am 7th August to 9am 14th august  (7 days)

9am 15th August to 9am 22nd august  (7 days)

$4000AUD, including hotel in Tongatapu on the way in.  Does not include airfares.


Embark / Disembark in Ha'apai, and hopefully have a great time with the Whales, Ha'apai was very hot last year.


This is a private liveaboard, so you're on the action all day if required, and we can move locations to get the best interactions. Max 4 people in the water at a time and some of the best food in Tonga.  I will be taking one of the above charters as a family only trip, so in effect only 2 charters available.



More details here:



Happy New Year from Lembeh!

31 December 2014 - 05:47 PM

Here's a compilation of Lembeh!

I did 16.5hours in the water for the Blue Ring Eggs hatching... Love my rEvo!  

Happy New Year to everyone.


Big Animals Showreel 2014

25 December 2014 - 06:57 PM

Here's my attempt at a year end video, this is the big animals section, so consider it part 1 of 2, as a Lembeh video will be coming soon!

I was very lucky to have some great trips in 2014, everything was paid for so i'm not doing any dodgy promotions for freebie stuff!  I think we chose quite well with the operators that we used.  I'll be doing some things differently next year with the sardine run to get more in water time, but other than that lots of great experiences.