I was introduced to Aquamarine by a dive buddy who has been using them for 15+ yrs, he dives the Indo-Pacific 3 months a yr.
When I dive Bali, I arrange a private dive guide who takes care of all my dive gear as we travel from dive site to dive site. They pick me up at Denpasar and off we go. I give my dive guide a list of what I want to see and he will find them. I have not done any UV stuff. A cool trip is to drive around Bali and dive. There is much muck, but also manta and mola mola sites
A 60 mm for macro muck diving is my go to lens on a cropped sensor body. A 105 mm is just to long in water with a lot of particulate matter. Getting closer will give you a cleaner shot with a 60 mm lens.
You should hire your own private guide/s, AquaMarine has some excellent ones. They will take care of your dive equipment and find you critters. I just give them a list and it is done. They will go around and mark the critters with small muck sticks, you then just go from stick to stick taking photos as much or as little are you want.
Hi all... I finally found out why I was having the challenges with the AEL/AFL lever not enabling the focussing. After contacting Nauticam who promptly returned an email expressing their concern with my challenge, I sent them images of inside the housing. It turns out that a tiny silver pin on the lever had worked its way loose and was poking up beyond where it should have been.
A quick fix... pushed it down back into place and now everything is as it should be.
Great service and KUDOS to Nauticam for their assistance.
Cheers - Karen
Could you please share the photo and point out which pin is the culprit.
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.