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Kevster

Member Since 13 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 10 2015 06:56 PM
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In Topic: mexico whale sharks/cenotes from cancun

11 May 2015 - 04:42 PM

I am also planning a similar trip this year in July.

 

4-5 days in Isla Mujeres (3 days swim with WS)

4-5 days in Cancun or Playa Del Carmen (3 days diving Cenotes)

Few days topside travel 

 

This is a big trip for me , travelling from Oz.

 

I have a few questions.

1. Is it worth travelling to Cuba/Havana for 2 -3 days (UK passport). Would i be able to arrange travel package to Havana from a travel agent in cancun for this trip.

2. What is best place to stay for 3 days diving Cenotes (Cancun or PDC?)

3.For topside attractions is it better being based in Cancun or PDC , e.g for day trip to Chichen Itza 

​4. Any hotel recommendations for PDC/Cancun or IM?


In Topic: Palau vs Rangiroa/Fakarava vs Komodo vs ??

06 May 2015 - 04:28 AM

Definitely recommend Fakarava/Rangiroa.

 

I am just back from a 2 week trip and it was the best land base diving i have done. 

So many sharks, i saw a Tiger shark, great hammerhead, several silver tips, marlin, manta and hundreds and hundreds of reef sharks.

 

Palau is good and offers more variety. i.e caverns, wrecks , jellyfish lake, mantas , but its not as sharky. However topside is beautiful and has interesting war history. However Palau is very busy these days. Seems like the Chinese are starting to visit and a lot of the hotels were book solid when i tried to visit this year.

 

Maldives was ok. I did not see many sharks , rays but its a nice place.

 

Komodo is amazing for macro and general fishlife/reefs, however not sharky.

 

Fakarava is very nice topside,S Pacific paradise.


In Topic: Happy New Year from Lembeh!

12 January 2015 - 05:18 AM

Great film. I need to return to Lembeh.

In Topic: Wetpixel Ultimate Tiger Sharks 2015

12 January 2015 - 05:15 AM

Great photos.

Hoping you post a trip report.
How long does it take to get to tiger beach from the land based option.
I have done a shearwater trip in the past but would really like to do another trip, especially land based.

In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

19 August 2014 - 07:42 PM

The fish eye conversion lens is interesting. Are you referring to the Panasonic DMW-GFC1? If that's the one, then I don't think it's wide enough because it only give 120 degree on land, and would become 84 degree once in the water. May be a wet wide angle lens is a better solution, just don't know which wet lens work.

Yes the conversion lens is the DMW-GFC1. I am by no means an expert but this combo is ok for semi-wide. I would guess its more than 84 degrees FOV when using the 3.5" dome port underwater. I would guess its at least 120 degrees.

 

I bought the 14-42X lens a long time ago , hoping that i would be able to use the zoom function. However looks like there is now a Nauticam gear for this function..

 

(Sorry for discussing WA in a macro discussion. Just wanted to highlight this lens can be used at both ends!)