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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon 300s
  • Camera Housing
    Sea and Sea MDX 300
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Dual Sea and Sea y110
  1. DiverPam... First of all congrats!! Secondly, it is probably dependent on what type of subjects you like to shoot. Turks and Caicos is well known for a lot of shark diving (presuming you are going anytime of the year besides the 6 weeks in spring when they use the boat to snorkel with humpbacks, which is pretty darn awsome two). I have been on the TCI Aggressor, but not the Utila, and I was very happy. If you are a macro shooter go in the mid summer to shoot yellowheaded jawfish with eggs! (I believe my friend won the first prize in amature with this type of shot). There are also secretary blennies, sailfin blennies, and all the usual carribean subjects. The crew is great and the photo pro is a nice guy. I have been on the Belize and TCI Aggressors before (and have probably 1000 dives in cayman)...and all though I havent yet to visit Utila...I think that TCI aggressor takes the cake as far as those carribbean liveaboard option. Try sneaking on in June with the Jim Church School of Underwater Photography for an added bonus if theyll let you! Hope this helps, congrats again Joe tepper JohnsPierce Also, Im in TCI right now diving with dive provo. Little choppy out there but you are right...the coral health is very good for Caribbean and cannot say no to the guys in the grey suits patrolling the wall!
  2. thanks man! its the newest vr 105 and the standard macromate lens from backscatter for sea and sea ports (so +10 i want to say) Ill give the generic o ring a try and perhaps try it as is without camera to see what will happen! yikessss Joe
  3. Hey guys! I have two equipment concerns and I was wondering if anyone could send some advice my way: 1. Just got the macromate for my sea and sea, and tried to use it with my 105 lens. I cannot seem to get it to focus either underwater or above water. I've been trying it with autofocus and thought maybe it was something that had to be used on manual. Any thoughts? 2. My new sea and sea fisheye dome port seems to "wabble" a little bit when screwed and locked in. It is my first large dome port and I didnt know if this was normal and something that water pressure would solve, or if there is something wrong! Thanks for all your help and happy new years! Joe
  4. hey dude sweet shots first of all I curse this day for being american. and second is there a way to dive there as an american without being too sketchy that you know of? do people do it?? Joe
  5. looks like some nice turtle encounters! Most impressive part is that the trip was labled December 2010 which hasn't begun yet! Nice work
  6. just know you are a lucky lucky person that you can dive all year round! ironically this wasn't even taken while diving...just waist deep in water off the beach...boredom can lead to some cool things i guess!
  7. shot this in cayman over summer. decided to get creative one night...thought about split shot but thiss looked better i think...i need to get back in the water soon! this is for everybody waiting till winter to dive!
  8. so forgive me for asking a stupid question, but is this only a canon lens? is there a comparable lens for nikon?
  9. hey guys, looking to join the frenzy into shooting video with my nikon d300s. currently have twin sea and sea y110a strobes that have decent focusing lights. I was hoping if anyone had suggestions as far as good video lights in addition to manual white balance. Also, is there an advantage of using some sort of filter over manual white balance or strobe lights. Thanks for the Help! Joe
  10. was not feeding actually. was a metal container with holes that used the scent to attract the sharks. no feeding
  11. great shots man. you are lucky to live and/or dive in such an amazing place!
  12. Like that middle one...gives nice perspective! What focal length were you shooting at while using that TC?
  13. I was thinking the same thing as steve that your lighting looks balanced for the most part! But getting closer and lower will help, not only continue balanced strobe lighting, but also start to help improve composition (which is the next step in becoming a better photographer) best, Joe
  14. thanks! and i guess it was a shark shootout cuz there was fish bait in the water and thats all i shot for a few days.
  15. hey I was on the Belize aggressor in january great crew. Before i give any advice that might not apply may i ask what camera you are using:) best Joe
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