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  1. Hi I am like you. My Dive Buddy and I went through similar trials and tribulations. Have a look at the free PDF eBook: https://photojourney.smiliemail.org/gallery/ first column in 2nd last row. You will see that we settled on a flip mask - page 9 onwards but page 11 for the mask. I bought mine from the Singapore company and they were great and responsive. Link is in the PDF. Hope this helps.
  2. Hi Jonah sad about the typhoon that hit the philippines. I hope you and your friends are safe. My dive buddy and I had a lovely week of diving at Dumaguete. Not certain how close you are to there, but have a look at https://photojourney.smiliemail.org/gallery/ for a free PDF eBook about our dive experience there. Would do it again! bye for now and stay safe. Happy Xmas as well.
  3. Hi everyone As travel restrictions lift throughout the world, people are probably preparing for dive adventures. We are still restricted in Western Australia BUT we can go to Australia's Christmas Island - look it up - it is closer to Indonesia than Australia! I went there several years ago mainly for above water photography but also some snorkelling photography. I recently went there for a diving adventure. For both of these trips I produced a free PDF ebook. Grab it (and others) from https://photojourney.smiliemail.org/gallery/ if you are interested in what it offers to the diver/photographer. The eBooks are not just photos but also the logistics of getting there, accommodation, eating, etc. I hope you enjoy the eBooks and that they are useful to you. Hang in there for safe travel to open up. ciao
  4. Close - Western Australia! :?) (The hint was Tasmania, in the post I replied to). Hello anyway! :?) ciao
  5. Used to be a Taswegian. Now in WA - warmer waters, and lots of UW critters along the coast. Welcome
  6. 50 degrees!!!! I wish America went Metric and celsius. :?) ciao
  7. Hi I agree about Philippines or Indonesia. We spent time at Dumaguete / Dauin and have talked about your idea. Have a look at the two eBooks we wrote about SEAsia diving. https://photojourney.smiliemail.org/gallery/ Maybe Thailand as well?
  8. Hi Your first link above seems broken. The showreel is VERY impressive. Thank you. :?) bye
  9. Hi Everyone When I go on a photographic journey, I often make an eBook about the experience - how to get there, accommodation, etc as well as photos that I have taken and what I learnt. Several of these are about Dive adventures. These free PDF eBooks have been downloaded nearly 4000 times worldwide: https://photojourney.smiliemail.org/ or https://photojourney.smiliemail.org/?gallery for a quick image check to see. The eBooks are free and ad free. Just giving something back to the photo community.... Enjoy. Three of them - Christmas Island, Koh Lipe and Koh Libong - are concerned with snorkelling, with the latter two being almost exclusively concerned with underwater activities in Thailand. Cameras used were an Olympus TG-3 and TG-4. There are a number that deal with diving - a dive resort in Manado in Sulawesi, Preparing for a Dive Adventure, a dive resort in Dauin in the Philippines, and Underwater Stitching. Cameras used were an Olympus TG-5 and E-M1 in a Nauticam housing. Last two eBooks have just been released. The eBooks detail preparations such as transport, accommodation, clothing, photographic gear, etc as well as showing images from the photojourney. The main thrust behind the eBooks is to show what we learnt from the experience so that others will be better prepared. The links to the eBooks will redirect you to a fast Dropbox site. You do NOT have to make a Dropbox account to get access - it tries to persuade you to do this, but look for the "continue as guest" type link if asked. Grab the eBook if you like. I suggest that you get the _ebook PDF from Dropbox as it is a good compromise between file size and image quality. If you know of others who may be interested, then please pass on the above link (rather than just sending them direct to Dropbox) because this helps me keep track of the number of times the eBook is downloaded. Mention the photojourney site on any appropriate social media forums you enjoy. People are often on the lookout for new places to go, and these eBooks can help. Stay safe whilst COVID-19 causes problems. Browse the eBooks until you can browse the depths.... Enjoy!
  10. Hi My name is Andrew Marriott, living in Western Australia, diver for 3 years only, photographer for 50 years. Enjoying semi-retirement from being an academic for 40 years. Currently in WA, the water is cold - 16 degrees celsius but probably into the water in a months time. I have been lurking on these forums for a few months - thanks for all the useful information.
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