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mista fitz
06-06-2008, 12:38 PM
Well, another fantastic day of diving. We heard visibility was looking good at Madrona Point, and I had never dove there before, so off we went!

Spent some time trying to get a handle on this rather feature-less underwater camera... but did get a few good shots.

This is a giant swimming nudibranch - photographed on my underwater portable 'studio' that I made especially for experimentation on this dive (need to iron out some problems, no manual settings on camera=overexposure :( )
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2071/2554939633_b61648f5c2.jpg

Alabaster Nudibranch:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2555766102_38427c49d0.jpg

Jellie!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2554936789_9932428dbd.jpg

..and here's some cool detail.. a lot of people go looking for the 'big stuff' - but I swear I could spend a whole dive in a few square feet sometimes, discovering all the life that lives on TOP of other life, that lives on top of...(etc.etc.)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2555760656_cca596a7c7_b.jpg
(that's the back of a starfish by the way)

...and a flounder here:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/2555764562_14294f7a61.jpg

That's it for now! [cheers]

redneck princess
06-06-2008, 12:41 PM
Great pic's

Suz
06-06-2008, 12:41 PM
Wicked pics!

Papa Pete
06-06-2008, 12:59 PM
WOW those are just awesome pics

Zibi
06-06-2008, 01:17 PM
awesome pics!

dirka dave
06-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Kool pictures....[36]
Is that a class 1 trail ? :dontknow:

Taxidermy
06-06-2008, 01:21 PM
awesome pics [cheers]

Murd0c
06-06-2008, 01:25 PM
WOW awesome pics sue will love those

mista fitz
06-06-2008, 01:52 PM
Kool pictures....[36]
Is that a class 1 trail ? :dontknow:

It's at least a 2-3 for a yota... salt water & yota's, you know how that goes. :p

DeeDee
06-06-2008, 03:45 PM
I love under water or any thing sea life pics... thank u [5][5]

lizard
06-06-2008, 03:57 PM
I miss diving

hows the viz?

mista fitz
06-06-2008, 04:25 PM
Out at Madrona Pt. is was about 70 feet clear to the surface,and probably 60 feet horizontally, maybe more? Pretty damn good really.

Every time I go I think the same thing: I miss this!

It takes a bunch of effort to get out there, I'll give you that... but once you've got all your gear on, and drop into the water, it's such a freeing experience. (then you have to lug it all wet back up to the car, let's try to forget that part)

lizard
06-06-2008, 04:43 PM
drysuit makes it better

I'd love to get my DSL down with a macro lens

RebelAngelle
06-06-2008, 04:50 PM
wow... awesome pics! That one of the flounder is cool!

ri0
06-07-2008, 09:08 AM
yeah thats a cool flounder...

Styx
06-07-2008, 10:29 PM
Very cool pix's [36][36][36]

LAROCK
06-07-2008, 11:10 PM
Divers always do it deeper!!! Some sweet shots. You ever need a wing man, give me a call I'll dive with ya..

flankers
06-08-2008, 12:13 AM
man i love those underwater pics keep em coming please

pumpkin
06-08-2008, 09:43 AM
I went on an itroduction dive when I was in Mexico. Loved it. I'ld like to get some info on buying equipment to go diving. If I was to get into it I'ld like good stuff, but without paying for stuff thats not necesary. Ant info would be great, probably a place to start would be mask and flippers. I see them in stores, and am tempted sometimes to buy the expensive ones, but that doesn't always mean the best,,,,,,,,,,,specialy since its in places like costco and the mall.

keegs
06-08-2008, 02:07 PM
wow, excellent pics

Trailjunkie
06-08-2008, 03:15 PM
[36]those were really cool pics man .something completely different.[cheers]

mista fitz
06-08-2008, 10:15 PM
I went on an itroduction dive when I was in Mexico. Loved it. I'ld like to get some info on buying equipment to go diving. If I was to get into it I'ld like good stuff, but without paying for stuff thats not necesary. Ant info would be great, probably a place to start would be mask and flippers. I see them in stores, and am tempted sometimes to buy the expensive ones, but that doesn't always mean the best,,,,,,,,,,,specialy since its in places like costco and the mall.

Yup, Mask, snorkel, fins, hood, gloves are the first personal gear items on the list. Then I'd just keep my eye out for a used set of the rest of the gear on the buy n' sell. You'd need a dry or wetsuit, a BCD and a regulator setup (2 regs, pressure gauge, inflator hose) There's always people dumping big bags of gear for cheap, honestly, no sense in buying new. Rent a tank when you need it, it's $10 full, and you don't have to get yours retested every year, less responsibility.

Like you said, there is some ultra expensive gear, but it's not necessary. Like fins for $450? No thanks. Got my classic old scuba-pro fins thrown in with some other gear I bought.. it doesn't have to be expensive to work.

lizard
06-08-2008, 10:32 PM
saw on the news there sinking another warship in about a year

pumpkin
06-09-2008, 07:41 AM
Pics of my first try,,,,,,,,,loved it

mista fitz
06-09-2008, 10:27 AM
Cool - a lot more free feeling in the warm water without so much gear !

Honky
06-09-2008, 10:33 AM
Great pictrues Sean!! Always look forward to your posts

ryan77
06-09-2008, 01:51 PM
those are some sweet pics!! Always wanted to try diving... I will one day

Dirtybert
06-09-2008, 04:45 PM
wow great pics

Truckstuff
06-09-2008, 05:28 PM
Incredible..... [cheers]

steeper
06-09-2008, 06:53 PM
yeah, theres nothing nicer than diving in WARM water, no wetsuit, just shorts, and I sink, so, no wetsuit means no weight belt also.

that said tho, our coast has some of the best diving in the world if you can handle the cold. I have been on somewhere in the neighborhood of 2500 dives, and 3 of my top ten dives were off the coast of Lund/powell river area.

very nice pictures, very clear, good light, you've been doing this awhile!