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ScubaSpen

Member Since 09 May 2006
Offline Last Active May 10 2010 10:17 AM
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In Topic: Thailand Dive site Swamped by fishing nets.

19 December 2009 - 04:00 AM

Alot of the problem is that all the national park money that is paid by divers goes into a pot and is distributed evenly to all the national parks in Thailand, about 180 through the whole kingdom. So even though Similan's pulls in alot of cash, it doesen't get to keep it all.

Also after discussions I have had with the Marine and coastal resources dept about this exact problem they told me the best method is to take pics of these boats who are fishing in the national parks and send them to the papers like the Bangkok post so they can highlight the problem in the media.

Another problem they have is that there are constant management changes and transfers, so things never get done.

Spen

In Topic: 105mm Nikon VR II

12 May 2009 - 04:11 PM

Thx Rene

Im off to Adorama for some shopping

Spen

In Topic: Help! I'm going blind

08 May 2009 - 05:38 AM

LOL, I knew you should have got your eyes checked when you shot that footage of a barracuda school and didn't even notice the whale shark in the background.

On the flip side. Mr Howard Marx (Mr. Nice) notorious weed smuggler said in his book that he also had trouble focusing after a few. So he got really wasted and then went to the optician and got checked out so now has a perfectly adjusted pairs of bins/monitor/lens. :)

But Nick I know you for so many years and it's just an excuse to go chat up the Top Charoen Optical girls in their white uniform.

Spen

In Topic: Dive boat sinks off phuket

09 March 2009 - 10:07 AM

it's now 1am and I am still checking for updates from the Thai navy, nothing to update.

I wont sleep tonight 4 sure, I don't know what to write as my mind is racing, I wait for a phone call and hope all is OK.

In Topic: Dive boat sinks off phuket

09 March 2009 - 04:38 AM

OK so the story is direct from Jurgen and he confirms that in a heavy squall the boat went over on the starboard side and went down by the stern in 2 mins.