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Chris Yorke

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  1. This whole item is SOLD. Thanxs folks
  2. Love the web site but those transitions maybe still a little fast. Bloody awsome pics.
  3. Hi Jenny. The Napoleon swimming through the bubbles, did it do that on purpose or was that one of those lucky shots. I love the schooling pics.
  4. Hi folks. I have put up my camera and housing up for sale on ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/270934185973?ss...984.m1555.l2649 If you have any questions, please ask. If it does not sell I am willing to break it up. I will post to anywhere in the world at buyers cost. Thanxs, Chris
  5. So, I am off to get trained on the new Discovery Mk6 re breather in the near future. I understand that it is aimed at the recreational diver to a max depth of 40 meters. What I have read and seen with re breathers is the need for a bail out bottle which I fully understand. My questions are, 1. will it be really necessary for a bail out bottle with this type of re breather? 2. If you were interested in taking up this new world of diving with no interest in going beyond 40 meters, would a bail out bottle put you off? 3. Here in OZ, it is very popular to do double dives. Would dive operators allow re breather divers to stay down and meet them at the destination of the second dive with out coming up for the usual hour or so rest before the next dive? I am just looking for peoples thoughts on this. I am excited about this new era in recreational diving, and it may make the photography side alot more fun and interesting......no bubbles and no noise.
  6. Hey folks. Dont forget coffs harbour as a fantastic dive destination. South Solitary Island has so mant different dive sites in such a small area with its underwater arch, swim throughs, long walls and gutters. Grey Nurse Sharks, Logger Head turtles, Green turtles and Hawkes Bill turtles. Then theres Split Solitary Island where you can find new born Grey Nurse Sharks at the right time of year, North Solitary Island with the largest Anemone collection out side the GBR. All these sites offer diving from 5m to 30+m with most stuff found between 12-20m. Put these 3 dive detinations together (Byron, Coffs and South West Rocks) and I think you could have an amazing years worth of diving from those sites alone PS, like the pics
  7. thanxs for the info Steve
  8. Hello everyone. When I created my account I came up with the name Bluediver. Well I have now decided that I would like to use my real name. Am I able to do this or can you do this for me??
  9. If I was to pick between the G11 or the new S90 I would take the S90. It does just about all the G11 can and has RAW. Its nice and compact and the FIX housing is awsome. It snuggly fits around the S90 and has easier to use and more options than the Canon housing. Have a look at the remora flash from Fantasea or the Ikelite AF35. Both are great external strobes to get you started. Hope this helps.
  10. So, I have had the ikelite mod done to my housing, four port clips and the threaded part fitted on top. Now I understand it is for fitment of focus lights but can some one please tell me where i can get the parts to FIT this thread to enable me to attach a focus light. Funny thing about this is ikelite don't list anything to go into it? Any help on this would be most grateful.
  11. its the most inpracticle fun mobile you will ever own. i had an old YJ and it rocked. why i dont have it anymore...... i moved country.
  12. My partner and myself are traveling to the UK from Australia for a family gathering and then planning on going on to the Red Sea for our first diving holiday abroad. We are both current instructors with well over 3000+ dives between us. We have been on small liveboards but never done resort diving. We are also avid underwater photographers with a point and shoot set up and a D-SLR set up which we intend to bring with us. I would love sugestions on both liveboard and resort diving. It will be our first overseas dive trip. We are planning on being there from mid July 2011. Its a way off yet but will help me get through all the suggestions. Your time and suggestions will be most welcome. thanxs Chris Thanxs so far for all the info below. Adam, your trip sounds great but a year early. Would be interested if your planning one for 2011.
  13. Thanxs to all those who replyed so far. Those Apexs Flights look very tempting. DAVEPHDV, would you mind letting me now a little more about your experiences with the travelight BCD. From what most people are saying, the way to go is the back plate with wing. I will be looking at that a little more now. Again, thanxs for input so far.
  14. G'Day everyone. I am thinking of trading in my heavy "wing" BCD for a light weight jacket type BCD such as the cressi-sub travelight BCD. I have also been thinking about the Apex flight Regs. Does anyone have these items and if so "what do you think of them?" Are they any good for UWP? Is the BCD up to the job? If you have any other ideas with regards to trimming the weight with regards to BCDs and Regs, I would love to hear it. Thanxs
  15. So many great story's. Keep them coming. Thanxs to everyone who has added there story's. love reading them.
  16. Have you ever arrived at a dive shop and felt that Mr Murphy and is BIG book of laws was walking with you. Went for a dive on Monday 28 September and here is how Murphy and his laws worked on this day. Vicky was in the water waiting for her students to join her when up pops a little green turtle munching on a jelly fish.It was that close to Vicky that if she just lent forward she could have kissed it on the nose.Mr Murphy had place me at this point on the boat with NO CAMERA!! So, my buddy and I got to the swim through and as we went under a little male Grey Nurse Shark swam over the top.Now, the Murphy law book states that on reaching the other side, shark will pose for a silhouette photo opportunity. IF YOU HAD A CAMERA!! It stopped, we stopped, it posed, I had NO CAMERA!!! Ok buddy, to the cave. Nothing in the cave.Phew!!lol. Off we go and there it is, yep, Another law. Spanish Dancer milling around and not a care in the world and of course, NO CAMERA!! At this point I had pencil and slate in hand and was just explaining to mark what we were looking at when he tapped me on the shoulder, and as i looked up there it was. Less than 1 meter away from us was another little Green Turtle munching on a jelly fish slowly getting closer and closer and there, just out the corner of my eye was Mr Murphy and his waterproof copy of the rules saying "should have brought your camera". mmmmm!! So we continue our swim for a while and we find another turtle resting in a nook. Me on one side and Mark on the other. Shuffle shuffle and turtle comes out of its nook and stops smack bang between us and says " so, wheres ya camera now,eh" "flash me with ya big light will ya" "now look at ya,NO CAMERA" lol. So, as the dives went on Murphy and his law book came out many many more times. But remember, Murphy's law states that if i had my camera, non of this would have happend.....
  17. Hi, I have a canon powershot A620 with a Canon housing. I have owned it for nearly 5 years now and love it to bits. I have gone the next step and now also own a Canon 450D DSLR with an iklite housing and a DS125 strobe. Any way. I do not have an external strobe for the little A620 and never will. It is only 7.2 mega pixels but the quality is great. I have blown the pics up to 20"x30" with great results but most of the time there just used for the internet and just small pics for friends and family. It has Manuel control and i play with these alot to get the great pics. Doing this also helped for when i did finally upgrade to a DSLR but that did not happen for nearly 5 years. What i am trying to say here is "just easy in and take ya time". Have fun and you don't need to go mad with your first underwater camera and housing. Point and shoot cameras are so advanced these days and take some fantastic pics. I just helped a friend choose a camera set up. it was a Canon ixsus 110 is with an iklite housing. Takes great great pics, is compact and easy to use. Why the iklite housing. This was to allow for easy expansion eg removable wide and macro lenses and strobe(s) if you want. Above that is the Canon powershot range witch is a step closer to DSLR. Also check out the Fuji range. At the moment they have some fantastic point and shoot cameras out at the moment getting some rave reviews. So, take it slow and enjoy your new found adventure. you got plenty of time to learn and progress. Plenty more i could say from my experiences but hope this and all other replies help.
  18. Thanxs to all those who replyed. Some good tips and information for me yo ponder over. Thanxs again everyone
  19. Thanxs for that. All now makes sense. Thanxs for the explination rtrski.
  20. I have an iklite housing with the same dome port with a port extension to allow fitment of mt 17-22mm wide angle lens. Now, i don't want to sound stupid here, but why is the rotation of the port make it come away from the housing? I have the same 2 clips that hold it on (3 would have been nice). Sorry if i have missed something here.
  21. Hi everyone. Me and me other half are looking at replacing our wet suits and were looking for comments from people with regards to there current suit choice.We have been looking at 'waterproof' semi dry and dry suits as well as 'paragon', 'cressi' (though i have seen major probs with the new zips on this brand), 'aqualung', 'bear' and so on. We are both drawn to the 'waterproof' brand. I am based in Australia so not all brands are available here but comments more than welcome. Looking for comments on durability, do what they say they will do eg, it does keep you warm, dry, flexible, seals last longer than 5 min and so on. Thanxs for your time on this one.
  22. Thanxs to all who answered my question. Its all been very helpfull already.
  23. I have a VGA output on my laptop. I was thinking of 24" screen. Does anyone have any pointers as to what i should look for on a good screen. Also want to say thanxs to both Jeremy and compudude for your info so far
  24. Hi Jeremy, I have around A$500 to spend and i am processing photos for making various sized prints for people to purchase.Will also be displayed on a web page.
  25. Hi everyone. Would like some feed back and possible suggestions on Monitors to use for photo editing. Is bigger better and should i get a wide screen or a normal size screen, though they are becoming few and far.I have heard that wide screens s t r e t c h the picture so don't show it how it really is.Then i have heard that this is not so???? If you do want the wide screen you have to make sure that you can set it up for pic editing, is this right.I have managed to confuse the hell out of my self by reading all about contrast ratio, response time and so on. Is there someone out there who can put me on the right track again. I have been thinking about a 24" screen plus with i believe a high contrast ratio??? Also there is then the business of using one of those spyder things to adjust the colour of the screen. Now, when you do this do you adjust the colour using your laptop graphics card or do you adjust it with the controls on the screen???? There are many questions here i know but as much help as you can offer would be great. If this is of any help i am using a laptop,256MB Nevada geforce go 7300, Intel core 2 duo T5500 processor, windows xp service pack 3, photoshop elements 6, 2GB DDR2 ram.
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