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Dive Rat

Member Since 11 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active May 20 2010 08:20 PM
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In Topic: speaking of sweet rides ....

12 August 2006 - 09:04 PM

Just bought a Honda VTX 1300 two months ago! :guiness:

Second bike I've owned (wrecked the first one, broke my leg).
Finally got back on the horse and I Love my new ride!!

Sorry no pic

In Topic: Unofficial Travel Advisory: Puerto Rico

12 August 2006 - 08:30 PM

I have been through there once with no problems, but I didn't have my camera yet. I always carry-on my photo gear now.

Are these theives targeting other dive gear or just camera gear?

In Topic: Belize or Hawaii??

08 May 2006 - 07:16 PM

I have also dived both places (Oahu and Ambergris Caye) although only 2 dives in Hawaii. One on the mine sweeper Mahi wreck (good) and Turtle reef (no turtles, mediocre dive).
On AC the reefs are very close to shore so quick boat rides! spur and groove reefs, decent fish life (lots of nurse sharks and grouper), 75ft vis. Next time would probably go out to one of the atolls or liveaboard.
Definately much cheaper to dive Belize BTW.
Good luck on your choice,
Doug

In Topic: Heading to Cozumel June 7th through the 14th

08 May 2006 - 06:51 PM

Gary,
I was just in Coz April 22-29 and had a great time. I was there at a meeting at the Occidental Grand Resort. Got in 13 dives with Dive Palancar (on site operator).
This was my first time down there so I'm no expert on pre/post Wilma reef conditions, but the shallow reefs did have a lot of sand on them. However, there were lots of fish around (biggest angels I've ever seen and lots of diff kinds). It was hard to get good pics because of the currents and sand on the shallow sites but drifting with those fast currents was a blast :P . The deeper reef were in great condition IMHO.
We dived mostly sites around Palancar reef, nice short boat rides from the resort, but a lot longer if coming from town.
Hope you have a great time down there, wish I was going back!!
PM me if you have any specific questions and I'll answer what I can.

Doug

In Topic: White balancing problems

05 May 2006 - 04:14 PM

Hi Alex,
Thanks for responding. I was trying to WB on the white sand at anywhere from 20 -50 ft.
I was shooting RAW so I can do it in PS (when I get it).

BTW, I was using your Magic Filter for the first time. :unsure: Couldn't really settle in for good composition shots because of the current and being with a group, but some of the pics have nice color in them. I look forward to Bonaire in Oct. to really get it figured out!

I'll keep trying with the WB,

Thanks,
Doug