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In Topic: Travel with a back up camera body?

Yesterday, 02:07 PM

For a jinxed guy I have been fortunate enough to ware out in addition to the above, a MacBook Pro, by diving and doing photos through the Indo-Pacific.


I do not mind being called "jinxed" as long as I can continue enjoying the "Coral Triangle" by diving and doing underwater photography!!!! 


Also I am a bad influence, I got Andy to join me in Raja Ampat this December.  And how many housings has my non-jinxed friend Andy flooded??


The jinxed Elmer

In Topic: Travel with a back up camera body?

22 August 2016 - 05:33 AM

Never go diving with Elmer, eh? He's jinxed. 



Considering these failures have been over the course of 1000+ dives there is no jinx here.

Flood was user error, don't assemble your kit on 3 hours sleep.  The hot shoe was also user error, a drop of salt water from hair.  The circuit board was from corrosion from salty moist tropical air, the card read wore out and the strobe was 12 years old.

I guess if I dove less my equipment would last longer


Elmer  :pardon:

In Topic: Travel with a back up camera body?

21 August 2016 - 12:55 PM

I do as Tim, back up body plus back up charger, batteries, body & port o-rings and housing parts.  

Basically anything electrical I carry a extra one.

I too have a vacuum system.

Why I carry back ups, flooded housing in Palau, shorted hot shoe in Tulamben, housing circuit board failed in Alors, card reader failed in Bunaken and strobe died in Anilao.  



In Topic: Tulamben Dive Guide Recommendation

21 August 2016 - 03:25 AM

I use: http://www.aquamarinediving.com  They have great dive guides, I just give the guide a list of what I want to see and he finds it.  I book my complete Bali or Indonesian dive trip through them.  Have them pick me up at Denpasar and off we go.  An option is to work your way around Bali and dive difference sites like Secret Bay, Puri Jati, Tulamben.



In Topic: FS: Ultralight. Nauticam and Aquatica arm segments and clamps

17 August 2016 - 01:25 AM

Hi Walt,


I'll take your Two Nauticam Multi-Purpose Clamp with shackle