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In Topic: "Dinah's Wonderland", Diving with Dinah Halstead Milne Bay, PNG

01 April 2014 - 03:56 AM


Great production.

Excellent narration.



Makes me want to book a trip.

In Topic: Gratuity charges, optional or mandatory in the US

15 March 2014 - 02:39 AM

I'm booked on to a trip, that leaves out of Florida. Speaking to friends i have heard that a 15-20% tip can be the norm for customer service in the US. 15%-20% on a $3000 trip is a hell of a lot of money to me when taking the total trip cost (international airfare and hotels) into account. Are these fee's a hidden cost in US culture that i should have budgeted for or is acceptable to just give what i can afford?


Here in the UK if someone asked  for a specific amount for a tip, i'd be offended, tell them to stop being so cheeky and probably leave less. 

The trip you are going on , the boat has 4 crew. They hand out envelopes at the end of the trip.

Service was not as good as other live-aboards i have been on in Asia, but they deliver an amazing experience underwater!


I recently spent 5 months working in the states, so i got used to the tip concept. I tipped around 12%.

In Topic: Darwin's Dream - Galapagos

26 February 2014 - 02:57 AM


Really great video.

Amazing colours.


Great iguana shot, you were so lucky to see orca! Looks like an amazing 5 days!

In Topic: Wetpixel South Komodo Expedition

15 February 2014 - 10:05 PM


Great photos. Really like the boat over the reef shot.

Are the aerial shots using the DJII Phantom Quadcopter? with the FPV camera


I would be really interested in finding out more, how good the camera is for stills & video & if its easy to fly.

I am very tempted to get one before my next trip.


In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

07 February 2014 - 12:59 AM

To get the most from the video i assume an  Atomos Ninja will be required, to record 10 bit 4:2:2.

Looks like this will be an expensive upgrade