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by stphnmartin
Tue May 06, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire trip
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Bonaire trip

Thanks tangfish. I use a sony cx550 camera in a light and motion bluefin housing with 2 sola 1200s. I didn't even notice the green moray was going after a fish till I slowed down the video and noticed it escaping!
by stphnmartin
Sun May 04, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire trip
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Bonaire trip

Back in February I made my first trip to Bonaire. In fact, it was my first tropical trip ever and it was awesome to be free of a dry suit and on an island surrounded by dive sites. Coming from the puget sound, I had difficulty doing video having never experienced so much ambient light! It took me th...
by stphnmartin
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Stubbies & Worms
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Stubbies & Worms

H20doctor wrote:I'd like to know how you get those still shots.?. I cant get them at all no matter how hard I try


I'd like to say I get the still shots from peak buoyancy control and very steady hands. But, the truth is I use a tripod. It's the only way to capture tiny creatures without the shakes.
by stphnmartin
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Stubbies & Worms
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Stubbies & Worms

Horrible viz at Redondo last night, but managed to get 1 minute of video:

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by stphnmartin
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 291300

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sunrise beach 15-20 ft. Surprisingly clear in the shallows. No muck layer.
by stphnmartin
Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 291300

Re: Viz Reports Thread

3/23 Blakely Rock, 15-20 murky feet. Around 95 feet of dept it cleared up a bit to perhaps 25 feet. The sun was out!
by stphnmartin
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 291300

Re: Viz Reports Thread

3/16 at West Wall Fox Island 20 murky feet. East wall about 20 as well but less murky.
by stphnmartin
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Blakely Rock Buoys?
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: Blakely Rock Buoys?

To answer my own question, there isn't a buoy on china wall but there is in the east reef. Was out there today.
by stphnmartin
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Blakely Rock Buoys?
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Blakely Rock Buoys?

Has anyone been to Blakely Rock recently and can tell me if buoys are in place for China Wall and the East reef?

Thanks!
by stphnmartin
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: BONAIRE - January 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2416

Re: BONAIRE - January 2014

I'm headed there in February for the first time. I'm keen on hearing your report and tips for a first time visitor.
by stphnmartin
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Some lumpies on a frigid night
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Some lumpies on a frigid night

27F degrees before getting in the water at Redondo last night. Usual cast of characters.

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by stphnmartin
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Tripod testing at Redondo
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Tripod testing at Redondo

Thanks all. Keith, yeah, I know what you mean. I got tired of making myself dizzy looking at my own macro video. So, I went large and bought this trip. I considered building one, but once the parts were all assembled the price was pretty high too. http://www.backscatter.com/HostedStore.LassoApp?-Res...
by stphnmartin
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Tripod testing at Redondo
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Tripod testing at Redondo

Since it's getting dark earlier my buddy and I took a first night dive of the Fall at Redondo last night. I was using the dive to practice using a tripod with the video camera. While it's a pain to carry and awkward to work with, the results doing macro work are dramatically improved. Managed to cap...
by stphnmartin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Missing diver off Blakely Rocks
Replies: 47
Views: 6855

Re: Missing diver off Blakely Rocks

I can add a bit of post accident information as my buddy and I found the body yesterday afternoon off Blakely Rock. Originally we planned two dives on KVI tower, but after we drove down to redondo to launch the boat, we discovered the parking lot completely full with no place to park the truck and t...
by stphnmartin
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Agate drift dive
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Agate drift dive

With the super moon and ultra low tide today there was a ripping 7 knot current through agate passage. So my buddy and I took his boat out to do some flying underwater through the passage. It was a flooding current so we went north to south and tried to time getting beneath the bridge right at the p...
by stphnmartin
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo Lumpsucker hunt
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Redondo Lumpsucker hunt

Went looking to video a Lumpsucker Sunday night, but it was a fruitless search. Anyone have some tips to finding these critters? There was a giant crowd at Salty's for Easter, but my buddy and I had the water to ourselves. The particulate was starting to thicken. I'll try and attach a video for the ...
by stphnmartin
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Intro...
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Intro...

Thanks for the friendly welcome. I'm in Seattle and dive mainly central and south puget sound. Every now and then I get out to the Strait. Kayak diving is a lot of fun, but a bit work intensive. It adds an adventure to the adventure of diving. Looks like there's a chance to encounter cuttle fish in ...
by stphnmartin
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Intro...
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Intro...

Howdy, I've been a lurker for a long, long while, and am finally complying with the intro request! I earned my certification 10 years ago and dive regularly in the sound. I'm fortunate to have a co-worker (I talked into learning to dive) who owns a boat. I also talked him into kayak diving, which, i...