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  1. I'm interested in diving Truk lagoon. Can anyone recommend some of the better live a boards?
  2. Hello everyone, I wanted to share a short video of the famous "Betty Bomber" plane wreck in Truk. It is a fun and photogenic wreck in Truk that is not to be missed. This was shot with the new 16-35mm F4L canon lens on the full frame 5d. It also used an 8" dome. I found the sharpness excellent in comparison to the 17-40mm. Let me know what you think. Enjoy! Dustin OR Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMjH_NJMPfY
  3. Here are the results of three weeks in Chuuk, as recounted above. https://www.flickr.com/photos/timsdiving/sets/72157645297557139/
  4. I am planning on a dive trip to Truk in 2015, and was wondering what recommendations from a training standpoint would people recommend. I currently am a Advanced open water Nitrox diver. I would like to be able to do some of the deeper wrecks, and overall be able to spend a bit more time on them than a single tank could provide. I am considering doing doubles, but have no idea if I need training for this etc...or if its as simple as buying a new backplate and wing for my halcyon bcd. I am not a typical deep diver...though not afraid of it either. I normally like to extend my dives for more bottom time to shoot video. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks, Dustin
  5. Three weeks and sixty dives in Truk: I wonder if I have a job to return to? I travelled out from England last month, and had the usual frustrations in Manila's endlessly rebuilt but never air-conditioned airport, but arrived relatively unscathed at the Blue Lagoon resort, to dive sequentially and promiscuously with Americans, Australians and, later some rather aloof Englishmen (but not the Germans, who frowned at a photographer's acceptance of the actuality, if not the intention, of solo diving), guided by the superlatively knowledgable and experienced Trukkese guides. Two weeks at the Blue Lagoon, and a week on the "Odyssey", a byword under JJ for both organisation and diving tolerance. I had made the reacquaintance of the Fujikawa Maru and some other old friends when a new adversary claimed my attention, and my camera: the San Francisco Maru ate the glass dome off my port. I have to acknowledge a debt to Shannon Conway, who brought out a new D800 and a fisheye lens from Australia, and Nauticam who sent a 230mm dome. The San Francisco Maru... ... 50m to the deck, and ruled by jealous local gods (JJ claims that its title, the "million dollar wreck", comes not from its impressive military cargo, but its appetite for cameras). My own appetite for an image of its tanks and trucks kindled, it took five dives and many cylinders of gas to get this wreck out of my system. I shouldn't forget the other stars: the sagging but still impressive Fujikawa Maru, the famous "R2D2" air compressor now protected, not by small corridors and stairwells, but dangerous and unstable corroded decks and tangled pipework; the beguiling Shinkoku Maru, the introspective and shrouded Kensho Maru, the bold Nippo Maru, rescued from ignominy as a water tank to a new life as an historical monument, the doomed aircraft, the equipment that never left the Hoki Maru to build roads and runways, the engine rooms of listing, twisted and inverted ships... ... and the remnants of men, shattered and lost to war, seventy years ago.
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