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    Oslo, Norway
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  1. Hi All, Yet another last minute trip that I need some guidance on. Heading to Mallorca, Spain for a few days and curious where to dive. I'm sure its not spectacular but any suggestions of where to go and with who would be appreciated. Best Regards, Kelly
  2. Hi there, Planing a last minute trip to Bergen, Norway this weekend and curious if anyone has suggestions of dive operators there? Must see/miss dive sites also. Any info helps. Cheers, Kelly
  3. Really nice footage. Well done. Which cenotes/caves were you diving? A little off topic but I noticed where you are from and I am heading to Bergen this weekend and hoping to get some diving in, any recommendations? VH, Kelly
  4. Hello, I was in the same situation this time last year. I was on an extended trip and couldn't afford the liveaboard trip as it truly is a big chunk of cash. I heard from many people that I shouldn't even bother going unless I was going to do a liveaboard but after being there I beg ti differ. The day trips are still fairly expensive also but still amazing (land and diving). I dove with Scuba Iguana and they had nice boats, good guides etc etc. I think I paid 150 a day but I also had all of my gear with me. Booking ahead was 190 I believe and only necessary if your really strapped for time and want to guarantee a spot on the boat. Well worth it either way IMO. What I saw diving... Turtles Sea Lions Eagle Rays Mobula Rays ( a school of about 50) Marble Rays (massive) White tip sharks on literally every dive Galapagos Sharks Black tip sharks Hammerheads (individual, pairs and smaller schools of about 15) Garden Eels Snake eels Stone fish Schools of pelagic fishes On one of the land based day trips to Bartolome I also experienced snorkeling with the colony of penguins. This was spectacular for me as I had seen most of the other species. The one thing you will miss unless your lucky is the huge schools of hammerheads, pods of dolphins and whale sharks. This is what Darwin and Wolf is so famous for from my understanding. I believe the whale sharks are not around until July/August anyways. Unfortunately those dive sites are only reachable by liveaborad The land trips are also amazing if you like topside wildlife too. I spent 11 days there and alternated between the 2. Accoms and food was also very cheap if you stay and eat at the right places. Don't expect more than a bed and a fan though. Overall if you have the time and are in the area its worth going. In my eyes at least. Enjoy, Kelly
  5. Thanks for the input. Do you have any samples online to hear the sound quality of the Zoom H4N and H2?? Cheers, Kelly
  6. Ok well this is great and gets me pointed in the right direction. I have watched some videos where the narration sounded horrible and just kinda "cheap" and this is not the way I want to go. In saying that I dont want to break bank in the process because there are always ways around it. I will have to get set up and obviously play around with some trial and error, just another one of the many learning curves. Thanks a lot for the suggestions and whenever I get around to it I will post for review. Cheers, Kelly
  7. Hello, I am interested in taking the next step and getting into some voice over short videos as I am getting bored of the same old music vids. I have never attempted this before and just looking to get a running start from you all. Any info regarding mics and software would be much appreciated. The other thing I was curious of was the easiest way to go about workflow... Have a rough edit script to base editing on. Editing then creating script. Rough plot and script before shooting and editing etc. A little hesitant about how my voice will sound but willing to at least give it a try! Any suggestions would be appreciated. Kelly
  8. Thanks for all of the kind remarks! This was from 2 trips in the Red Sea (12 days of diving). Both trips had their differences as they were opposite times of the year with different water temps. The Red Sea is quite diverse hosting wrecks, walls and reefs but IMHO I don't think its quite at the Indo level. Macro was almost none existent except for a few crustaceans, couple of nudis and some pipe fish. However it does have some nice wide angle and can have some amazing vis. I wouldn't hesitate to go back. Maybe a Sudan safari next time though. Thanks Peter. I was very active last year and this year started with Similans and Lembeh. The editing is starting to pile up. Thanks Nick, not too sure about the tooth, they can be pretty reckless hunters though.
  9. Thanks Simon. Sony XR500-L&M-Fathom 90-Sunray 1200 Grey reefs were at "Little Brother" The only sharks I saw in 2 trips to the same area in May and Dec. Got really unlucky at "Big Brother". I had a very very slow buddy preparing for dives and the one time that I asked him to be ready early so we could be first to the one plateau where Threshers are often seen we got skunked. The rest of the group stayed with one in the exact spot shortly after us for about 10 minutes. It was coming back and forth and also very close from what I understand grrrr. Luck of the draw I guess. No Longimanus either which would have made me a very very happy boy. Unfortunately weather stopped us from making it to Daedalus too. Cheers, Kelly
  10. Hello, Here is a short video I just finished from Northern Wrecks & Reefs, Brothers and Elphinstone. Here is the link (kept showing error after embedding?) As always all comments and critiques are welcome and appreciated. Cheers, Kelly
  11. Hi All Looking for some info on color correction with PP CS5. Has anyone found any good tutorial videos out there? Specifically with underwater video, blue and or green water. I have played around with a lot of the CC functions just looking for a little more detailed help with tweaking. Lacking time to surf the web and wetpixel in search of something so I thought I would make a post. Thanks in advance, Kelly
  12. Hello, I just got back from 2 weeks at Nad Lembeh and had an amazing time. It was my first time to Lembeh and I will be going back no doubt. NAD was great! The dive operation was very professional, good boats, long dive times (generally 75 minutes unless there was something special in the end it was no issue to stay longer), outstanding dive guides that have been in Lembeh for many years. The resort was set up nice with camera rinse tanks, wet camera room and also a media room with plenty of space for chargers and 2 computers for data transfer if your not bringing a laptop. The rooms were also great. Spacious with air conditioning and fan, hot water and comfortable beds. The food and kitchen staff were also great. Very good service throughout the entire trip and I LOVED the food and know others did also. There was an American lady there who was a vegetarian and it was no issue to have special dishes made for her. Transfer to and from the airport was prompt with no issues at all. Also a very reasonable priced compared to others. Overall it was an awesome trip and I will stay with NAD next time without hesitation. Hope that helps. Kelly
  13. Hello, I was there for a few weeks earlier this year. I was diving out of Caye Caulker with Frenchies. There is only a few dive shops on the very small island and none of them are overly fantastic. It was long boatrides to the outer reefs including the blue whole and because of this quite expensive. I think it was around 200 for a day trip with 3 dives. The diving closer to the island was alright but nothing to exciting. The blue hole is really nothing special either although we did have some grey reefs come in quite close. The dive's after the blue hole were very nice. Healthy corals and nice diversity of marine life and we had really good vis too. Another place I would recommend that I missed out on was Placencia a bit further south. That time of year around the full moon you have good chances to see whale sharks feeding on the eggs of spawning jacks. I do not know any operators in that area but they are busy that time of year so you might want to send an email in advance. We did a howler monkey river tour out of Placencia and it was really fantactic also. Just take plenty of bug spray!!!! Good luck Kelly
  14. I have never actually tried to white balance with the water surface and no sun. This seems to work well Simon? All good points. Besides time in the water and editing you need to use your down time on this website and others. Learning about different techniques, equipment, maintenance, watching videos and seeing what you like and dislike and researching your next dive destination! I have picked up a lot of very useful information on here regarding all of the above! Now its off to the Red Sea for me!!! Cheers, Kelly
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