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by dlh
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: WTB: Housing for a D70
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: WTB: Housing for a D70

Wow, I was ready to sell a d70 housing a couple of week ago but I just sent in my D300 housing for service and now I'm using it as a backup. I suppose that I should keep it for a backup now...
by dlh
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Honduras
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Honduras

I've been to Roatan & CoCo View three times now, last in May 2007. You'll have a great time!!! It's the easiest and prettiest diving vacation you can make. You can literally dive your brains out! Here are a few photos from my last trip: Underwater Slideshow | Topside Slideshow http://4fuqfg.blu....
by dlh
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Diving Vancouver Island on the Nautilus Explorer
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Diving Vancouver Island on the Nautilus Explorer

Spares! This trip will have 8 or 9 diving days in PNW waters. Anything you can't dive without and might get lost or broken is good to have extras of. Bring spare batteries for your dive computer, dry gloves, neck seals, camera gear, etc. Also you might want some good ear plugs as the boat motors at ...
by dlh
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Diving Vancouver Island on the Nautilus Explorer
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Diving Vancouver Island on the Nautilus Explorer

Camerone and I were on a Nautilus trip together a couple of years ago, traveling from Vancouver to Port Hardy and back. It is a class operation and they will truely spoil you above and below water. You'll also see lots of wildlife topside, Orcas, eagles, bears, etc. I only recall a single 20 minute ...
by dlh
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai Diving?
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Kauai Diving?

Sorry, I didn't do any shore dives. Those are all from a boat.

rybob1 wrote:dlh,

These are great pictures - were these all from the boat dives, or are any of them from shore dives? We'd like to do mostly shore dives, which is why I ask.

Thanks,
Ryan
by dlh
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: CoCo View Resort questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: CoCo View Resort questions

Have fun! CocoView is great and the diving is really nice and easy. The reefs are in great shape as well. I've been there 3 times and had a good time every visit. The best tip I can offer is bring some good bug spray and be super consistent about using it. The tiny invisible bugs can leave some nast...
by dlh
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Not diving, so posting...
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Not diving, so posting...

I'm glad you like the pics! We had decent vis of about 15-20 feet on this dive, so pretty good conditions. I use a DSLR setup of a Nikon D300 and a pair of Ikelite DS125 strobes on about 18" arms. You just have to be careful not to illuminate all the crude between your an your subject. The long...
by dlh
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Not diving, so posting...
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Not diving, so posting...

I am bummed and depressed that I am not diving right now. My wife is out on a "Girls Only" Bandito Charter and I'm not invited! Since I can't dive, I'll post a few photos from a couple of weekends ago. We did a couple of boat dives on Zee's and Sunrise, and had some great critter interacti...
by dlh
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai Diving?
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Kauai Diving?

I dove with Bubble's Below on Kauai in Dec 2007. They have a pretty good operation wtih excellent captains and dive guides. Be prepared for Turtles!!! Kaui 2007 Dive Photos http://4fuqfg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pq0d93O61hdPyXe30cu7lPrRd3spdEgQYVLouABi443pUr01FpUvCHXjx9CeT9bmwlh89EFQOvC7FdxBaBDi2sA/D...
by dlh
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: looking to upgrade my camera setup
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: looking to upgrade my camera setup

How about a used SLR setup? I have a Nikon D70 and Ikelite housing that I would be happy to sell to a new home. I moved to a D-300 a little over a year ago, and will sell at a good price. I also have an Ikelite DS-50 strobe that I never use anymore. All items are in great condition. You'll need to b...
by dlh
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Candy!
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Candy!

Very nice, Dave ... I went a long time finding a candy-stripe shrimp and oddly, didn't see the first one I ever took a picture of until I downloaded the pic on the laptop (I was taking a pic of an anemone and it was underneath). I've had that experience many times. In this set of pictures I didn't ...
by dlh
Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Candy!
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Candy!

Candy Stripe Shrimp that is! I had a great excursion out to the San Juans on Saturday for a couple of very nice dives with Bandito Charters. Conditions were good, with vis around 10' and 20' per dive. A bit chunky on the first dive with some current, but dive#2 opened right up with clear water. Sadl...
by dlh
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: No Bubble Zone
Topic: How Many Rebreather Divers on NWDC?
Replies: 12
Views: 487

Re: How Many Rebreather Divers on NWDC?

You can add me to the list!
by dlh
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Just Renewed My Dan Insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 1143

Re: Just Renewed My Dan Insurance

Just renewed my Dan insurance - after accidentally letting it expire at the end of June. Should have paid closer attention - I actually did two dives this month after my insurance expired without realizing it. $99 a year for the highest cost membership, $45 for the lowest. Best Scuba Unit you'll sp...
by dlh
Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Diving around LA
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Diving around LA

One Word: Catalina You can shore dive in the dive park, or take a dive charter boat from Catalina itself or even Long Beach/San Pedro. Farnworth Point - Catalina Island May 2008 http://www.pbase.com/davehicks/image/97821111/large.jpg Spanish Shawl - Catalina Island May 2008 http://www.pbase.com/dave...
by dlh
Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Octo *IN* a Ling!
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Octo *IN* a Ling!

That is really, really creepy!!!!

Here is another Octo / Fish encounter that did not end well for one party:

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by dlh
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Tour of the Channel Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Tour of the Channel Islands

We're headed back down to SoCal at the end of the month, and your photos have just whetted my appetite. Thanks for sharing them! Glad you liked the pics! Where are you going to be diving in SoCal? We did all the islands, but I think Catalina was our favorite locale. Farnsworth and Ship Rock were ex...
by dlh
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Tour of the Channel Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Tour of the Channel Islands

I did a live aboard on the Nautilus Explorer last month to the Channel Islands off southern California. We covered all of the islands from San Clemente near San Diego, Catalina, the Eureka Oil rig, and Santa Rosa off Santa Barbara. It's been at least 15 years since I last dove in SoCal and it was ni...
by dlh
Wed May 21, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: UK Light Canon bezel - hard to remove
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: UK Light Canon bezel - hard to remove

Don't screw it on so tight, and buy yourself a Strap Wrench for those cases when you have a problem. Very handy and cheap tool to keep on hand!
by dlh
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Photos from weekend wreck diving trip to Nanaimo BC
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

i have the port comming for my 28-105macro. I want the 60macro. whats your target with the 60mm?? whats your target with the 105mm?? thanks The 60mm is THE lens to use much of the time around the PNW. Buy this lens before you get anything else. It focuses just inches in front of the lens so you can...
by dlh
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Photos from weekend wreck diving trip to Nanaimo BC
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

nice-diver wrote:D300, mega nice. What lenses do you dive with??

waiting on my ikelite D80 to come in.


I mostly use the Sigma 15 for wide angle and the Nikon 60mm & 105mm for macro. I've used a few others, but these are the three that I like best.
by dlh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Photos from weekend wreck diving trip to Nanaimo BC
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

cardiver wrote:You must be using a couple of really nice strobes. Great photos!


Thanks! I'm using a pair of Ikelite DS-125 strobes with a Nikon D300 in an Ikelite housing. I just upgraded from a 4/5 year old D70 and this was my first chance to shoot wide angle with this setup.
by dlh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Photos from weekend wreck diving trip to Nanaimo BC
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

check the grate vis i am sooooo jelious looks like you guys had a grate time how many wrecks did you dive over the weekend? Sparky We dove the two main wrecks, the Sascatchewan twice & the Cape Breton once. We did a forth dive on Clark rock, but all the wolfies seem to have come over to the Bre...
by dlh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Photos from weekend wreck diving trip to Nanaimo BC
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Photos from weekend wreck diving trip to Nanaimo BC

I just came back from a great weekend dive trip to Nanaimo BC to dive the wrecks. We had great weather and ideal diving conditions. Vis on the wrecks was 50 feet or better most of time! Some of the photos are below. Our own YellowEye observing a friendly WolfEel on the Cape Breton http://www.pbase.c...
by dlh
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: robert ballard at benaroya hall
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Who's going to this? I'm thinking of getting some tickets. I also noticed that if we organize a group of 10 or more there is significant savings on the ticket price, and the "organizer" receives a complimentary ticket which could offset the price just a bit more. Is anyone Definately plan...