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  1. If you have that attitude then why bother with anything? I am 100% sure that the world is over populated and nothing we do will make things better. Should I stop caring? I guess I should as the "experts" have spoken. Nice knowing you all (sarcasm in case you didnt realize).
  2. Here is a link to a photo taken on the 6th floor of the MBK building in Bangkok. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=488...044&theater marketing@mbk-center.co.th I hope you take the time to send them an email. cheers 7
  3. Similan Islands out of Phuket. Only 5 days tho generally.
  4. Happy new year to all. Keep the underwater realm a safe and happy place to be. Keep educating those ignorant or too afraid to join us. Keep trying to save the sharks. Keep enjoying the big (sharks) and the small (clown fish) alike. Keep taking nothing but memories. Enjoy and be safe. 7
  5. Sounds like good advice. I will go with the Ike housing and strobes. And the Tokina lens. I dont have the time to learn properly and dont want to lose a heap of shots. cheers
  6. I believe you are right. It would get quite complicated and I might lose a lot of good shots. Will stick with the original idea (Ike housing/strobes). cheers
  7. Thanks. Guess I will have to learn what manual mode is. Might pay to do a course (or DL a heap of videos off Youtube).
  8. They cannot be used in TTL mode apparently. I already contacted a guy about them. I am not sure what TTL mode is exactly, but its seems like I would need it (through the lens, but whats that mean?).
  9. I have the Suunto D9. Its a good computer. The compass is terrible and recently it cost me $250AU to get the batteries replaced (watch and transmitter). So thats something to consider before you buy. Get one with user replaceable batteries to save big $ down the line.
  10. Use Agoda.com to book your motel. I have used them a few times with no hassles.
  11. Are there any strobes that are as good that use normal AA batteries?
  12. Are problems like this common with other brands, or just Ikelite? I have an Ikelite video housing and its all good so far.
  13. Will do. Does anyone have the contact info for the leak detector in Oz? I have one but do not have his info any longer. Googled and got a hit, but think its in the US. cheers
  14. I will be buying the same thing soon, so good to know. Is it any less safe because of this? ie are Ikelite housings more likely to flood over time? cheers
  15. Driving up to Mullaway today for 3 days diving. Then to South West Rocks for 3, and Forster for 1-3. Hope everyone is having as much fun as I am about to. 7
  16. Maybe an 18-55 lens? And one of these: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/6604...robe_Video.html cheers
  17. I am going on a trip of a lifetime next year (sorry to keep harping and making you jealous), and was going to go with a $1000 setup. But thought, why? Why not get the good stuff. Canon 7D and acc. So here is what I am thinking: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/6806...igital_SLR.html http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/6604..._Housing_f.html http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/6604...robe_Video.html I am guessing I would need 2 strobes, correct? Is there a better/cheaper brand? Can I use the power grip for the 7D while its in the housing? Any other info/tips I should consider? cheers
  18. "Many thanks for your email. I can assure you that the CDWS does not condone the killing of any sharks. CDWS is working closely with the Egyptian Authorities and has sought the advice and expertise of a number of professionals on shark behaviour for this very reason. Dr Burgess of the Florida Program for Shark Research will be the first to arrive in Sharm this evening. If you want accurate information on what is going on, please keep an eye on our website www.cdws.travel which are updating regularly with news. Kind regards, Mary" Mary replied in under an hour.
  19. Yeah, not smart long term. Emails sent. "To whom it may concern. Please dont go overboard and kill every shark you see following the attacks recently. Less than 10 humans are fatally bitten by sharks each year. This is a very low figure considering the fact that we are overfishing the oceans and removing their natural food sources. I hope cooler heads prevail and the bigger picture is looked at. ie how valuable one shark is to an area that supports diving related activities. An "expert" in South Africa estimated that each shark at Aliwal Shoal was worth approximately $1 million per year to the area in tourist dollars. Remember, we are in their territory. So we must be ultimately responsible. cheers" I kept it short and basic so the message can reach more people. How it helps.
  20. Here is part of the reply I got from my email: After careful consideration, the Las Vegas Hilton is in the process of removing shark’s fin soup from the menu in our Chinese Restaurant.
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