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In Topic: travel question, can I put my arms for my strobes in the carry on

25 April 2016 - 12:52 PM

Long aluminum arms could be considered a weapon by security so i don't carry my arms in the carry on. Tools also are not allowed

In Topic: WTB dive lights

06 March 2016 - 05:53 PM

I have a brand new Ikelite gamma flashlight won in a photo contest. I already have too many lights. $80 plus shipping

In Topic: Lifetime strobe

09 February 2016 - 12:18 PM

I have an ikelite AI strobe that is 27 years old and still works great. No floods or any problems with the strobe. Sync cord i did have to replace though.

In Topic: Recommendations for Bali/Komodo Liveaboard Dive Operations??

28 January 2016 - 02:40 PM

I use the nikon d60 camera with the nikon 16-85mm lens. I like the zoom lens as you never know what you will find. From macro to wide angle in one lens. For pygmy seahorse i add a  +4 diopter for that dive so when i do that it is macro only.  I have an aquatica housing with the 6 inch dome port. I use nikonos sb 105 strobes. Most of the dive sites you can do macro and wide angle. With your system you should get very similar pics as your 60mm in a flat port and my 85mm inside a dome is about the same. For wide angle your 12mm and 7inch dome you will get more wide than my 16mm and 6inch dome. The variety of dive site i like as i never get bored of komodo after 5 trips and there will be more. Also i can see each dive site difference in the pics. There were a few places i dove each site was exactly the same. Boring.

In Topic: Recommendations for Bali/Komodo Liveaboard Dive Operations??

25 January 2016 - 01:29 PM

Hi- i have done komodo in early october-to late november on my trips. The later in november you probably won't see mantas at manta ally. The water is warmer the later in the fall. Cannibal rock has a water temperature in the low 70 degree sometimes in the summer. Mid 70 degree water late fall. The most important thing to check for komodo is you don't do a trip in a full moon. Currents at batu balong dive site can make the site undiveable. The reason i like the bali-komodo trip is variety. Blue or greenish water. White sand, black, brown and muck dives. Walls, pinnacles,  sloping reefs. The ability to find new species. We have been seeing an octopus for the last 5 years which was not in the book. It has now been identified as the Starry Night Octopus a new species. We also have another octopus which is in the book but not sure if it is a new species. Where else does dive masters look in the book to try to figure out what they have seen or we have one dive master with a go pro and if he photographs something it is to try to identify it.      http://reefscenics.smugmug.com