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Member Since 27 Dec 2002
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In Topic: Lembeh or Ambon

30 July 2015 - 06:35 PM

Been to both. Both are good for macro, but personally I'd think there is a lot more diversity in Lambeh. There is some reef diving in Ambon, but it's a bit of a boat ride away, if I recall; for reef/wall, I think I would just take a few days off from Lambeh and go to Bunaken/Bangka. Another thing I like about Lambeh is that eth resorts are _much_ nicer (better living, camera rooms, much better food)..




In Topic: Light and Motion SideKick for GoPro

23 May 2015 - 07:05 PM

Having acquired a GoPro Hero 4 recently, I am also looking at how to set it up. Right now I have a Sola800 and an AdventureX 1200 making somehting like 2000 lumen, and I am hoping this will work for nearby stuff, say, a trumpetfish at 1m. I fear it will be no use for sharks or schools of jacks etc. I am willing to try with filters (any advice which ones?) before plunging into massive video lights. Appreciate any advise.



In Topic: Sipadan is a protected* area

16 March 2015 - 11:27 PM

Yes, the marlin skeleton is still there -- on the ledge along the cavern (before entering the tomb). I think it was placed there by a DM. I suppose the cavern shelters it from any swells/currents, so it's not moved much, if at all.

In Topic: Sipadan is a protected* area

18 February 2015 - 10:38 PM

Good point..  let me modulate my opinions a bit.. by and large, I think the map shown on this website (link below) is close to what we dived:



But then I started thinking.. there were definitely some narrower cavities (tunnels?) behind one or two of the skeletons where I'm sure we didn't quite poke our heads inside. Maybe there are even some more smaller tunnels inside that we didn't explore at all? This calls for a revisit, I think :-).



In Topic: Sipadan is a protected* area

12 February 2015 - 05:59 PM

Hi Moses, I think we were in there for around 40 min or so.. could've been longer -- they planned for us to start the exit when we reach 130bar, but we really felt no pressure from the DM about time. Much of the time inside the cave we're at 10-12m, so in fact you don't really use that much air. You're right about the vave -- ~20m channel to enter the cavern, and just one big main chamber with a couple of smaller chambers. Straightforward. I woldn't go all the way to Sipadan for this dive, but the other diving was pretty good also.


cheers, Ajay