Type: Posts; User: ptyx
Trilobite on the belt.
It has gone through everything I needed to cut so far - including old encrusted nets (ODA) and electric wire (ghost lobster traps). Not necessarily unharmed, but blades are...
Croquis is still working fine for both wetnotes (little use) and reefcheck (heavy use).
I ended up putting a fishing swivel on the reefcheck bungee as I have the weird habit of making a quarter...
My light is pretty weak, but backscatter hasn't been a big issue so far. If I pay attention I can see the light beam in my videos, but it's way less disturbing than in a photo. The limited dynamic...
I got a similar setup hacked together with the tripod mount and a sawed-off stainless bolt - my light handle is delrin and there is just enough room on the side to accommodate the tripod mount.
Anyone has an idea what was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFRHgk6niIc filmed with?
It says 'high powered underwater jet ski' - but it doesn't seem to match anything I can find online.
Ken, thanks for the guide! It's a couple month late in my case but I take note of the lubrication trick for next time.
Cyrille, if you don't want to bother with the piece of pipe, a couple of...
I've found a couple high profile solo dive reports/articles - including caves. So that would tend to confirm that there is no law against it - at least in France (surprisingly, UK seemed more...
Hi and welcome!
To the best of my (somewhat antiquated) knowledge, while there is no law preventing solo diving per se, the legal responsibility framework might make it hard to find a structured...
I can't find the dancing bananas on tapatalk but imagine they're there!
Agreed with everyone, there is no such thing as a team of 5 divers.
Large groups with a DM, the communication breaks and the best you can hope for is that the sheepherder is doing a good job. If...
Bring it on the next boat (or the one after that since I'll be missing the oil rigs)!
I'm curious as well.
It was a fun dive (and fun people too).
I want to go back there in better visibility - the reef was really nice!
Yup. 99.999% reflectivity when it's brand new and shiny doesn't do help if it's down to 20% after 10 dives. Glass doesn't necessarily scratch either (the glass they use on the front of the iPhone is...
I like mine in my wetnotes but yes, I'd buy that :D
Anyone has a source for signaling mirrors which survive repetitive diving? The ones I've tried so far don't seem to like to spend time underwater.
El cheapo REI, about 50 dives:
You should ask that someone what he thinks about autofocus - or assisted light metering - or (gasp!) looking at the histogram on his LCD after taking a shot.
2011 diving goals:
Dive Monterey (finally!)
Do an extended weekend on Catalina
Get my reefcheck fish cert (damn rockfishes)
Take the camera underwater a bit more
Get a CPR refresher
I'm sure that with the multiple attachment points on this new light head, someone (Tobin?) will come up with a spring loaded flip-on diffuser or something equally convenient for video lighting.
It's weird. We've been at LJS a few times in the last days, and there are dead squids all over the place, but very few egg clusters. Until last night, all the ones we saw were dead or...
...and I thought the pumpkins were borderline already...
You mean you don't trust the sport chalet kits any more?
(The only dive o-ring kits in the world without a DIN reg face o-ring).
I had everything I needed already, and enough left for half a dozen inflators - except a big one I had to reuse (and need to look up so that doesn't happen next time) - so I'll pass on the kit.