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In Topic: Sipadan, June 2012

22 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

I was there last year diving with Borneo Divers as well as running a workshop there in February. I was there in September for 2 weeks and then again in October for another week. We always did 4 dives a day at Sipidan Island and it was also possible to book a dawn dive there.

Borneo Divers also have the policy that out of a 5 day 4 night stay that one day would be guaranteed at Sipidan, but on both occasions guests were going once every two days and sometimes every day. They didn't have enough guests to fill the slots.

I don't know how it will be this year, but I know that Seaventures guarantees one day out of every 3 days diving if you stay there I think. And if you go on the Celebes Explorer, there are more opportunities to explore Sipidan.

Hope that this helps a bit, I really was blown away by how brilliantly Borneo Divers organised everything.

In Topic: FIX S100 and uwl 04 28mm Wide angle

18 June 2012 - 02:30 AM

Hi again,

I'm so pleased that the plastic turtle shots helped a little, I felt a bit shy about posting them instead of real subjects.

Have a really super time and look forward to hearing how you get on.

All the best,


Thanks for you quick reply and kind words..
I am off again to Little Cayman on Saturday. Real anxious to use the wide angle.. On the walls.
I will post with the photos in a few weeks.


In Topic: FIX S100 and uwl 04 28mm Wide angle

17 June 2012 - 01:23 PM

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Hi Joe,

You have such a great camera with the Canon S100 and have already taken some beautiful photos with it, I loved looking through your gallery.

My course guest yesterday had exactly the same thought as she had never used either the camera or the wide angle lens before. She was amazed at the difference and it will definitely help you to take sharper photos of larger subjects like caves, wrecks and reef scenes as you will be able to get so much closer to your subject.

I've attached 2 different photos from yesterday showing one picture taken just using the camera's built-in flash and then another showing what can be achieved with the wide angle lens. It is also super useful for split-level shots too.

Hope this helps, have fun, you have a great eye for photos already and look forward to seeing more.

All the best,


In Topic: Isla Mujeres Sailfish - 2012 Blue Sphere Media Trips

17 June 2012 - 09:33 AM

These are absolutely inspirational ... even that is an understatement. Beautiful work Shawn ....


In Topic: New UW shooter - looking for setup options input

17 June 2012 - 08:03 AM

Hey Tim,

How are you ... hope that you are having a lovely day ...

Practice, not really, I took some nice pics too when I started with my little Cybershot helping the Shark Trust in 2002 with a little UR Pro filter .... it's a lot easier now that the shutter button is so much faster to grab that moment when it is in front of you ...

Look forward to seeing your pics too and hope to see you soon at EMUP or BSoUP.

All the best,

maria :)