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In Topic: Molykote 3451 vs. Tribolube 71

06 April 2014 - 04:23 PM

I got tired of using separate greases for my different o-rings and have been using Triolube 71 as my o-ring grease for over 700 dives now.    

I use Triolube 71 for Sea & Sea blue, Inon yellow, Olympus red and Subal black o-rings without any problems.  It lubricates and prevents the Inon o-rings from binding when changing batteries and does not react with the different o-rings or my aluminum Subal housing.  



In Topic: Nauticam NA EM 1 failure

19 March 2014 - 05:03 AM

Since pressure with depth will push it in, use duck tape so it does not fall out

In Topic: 1 Diver dead, 5 rescued and 1 missing in Bali

20 February 2014 - 05:41 AM

This is a tragedy and in my opinion could have been avoided.  One, the dive boat should not have left the dive site and two if a member of the dive team carried a Nautilus they could have radioed for help upon surfacing.



In Topic: Galapagos: camera friendly exposure suit and gloves recommendations

02 January 2014 - 06:10 PM

A typical dive at Wolf and Darwin is to do a back roll and kick like crazy to 70 or 80 feet where you grab onto the boulders with both hands and hold on for dear life.  There is nothing agile about the diving there and you need to stay with your group or risk getting lost (forever).  The currents and surge are strong.  If you turn your face sideways your mask will flood if your strap is not real tight. You need kevlar gloves, normal gloves get shredded. A 7mm or dry suit is the way to go.  A 5 mm is not enough warmth.  I took my camera rig on one dive at Wolf and soon found out that it was difficult to hold onto a boulder with one hand and my camera with the other. 

In Topic: Subal ND800

13 December 2013 - 03:54 PM

Another option to think about is to use a Nauticam 105 VR port with extension.  Look at Subal's port configurations for the D800 for example.