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    I'm not sure it was. That's what I'm still...

    I'm not sure it was. That's what I'm still evaluating. I'm leaning more towards personal vs. serious. There were no serious safety issues or anything to that effect. Sorry for not elaborating...
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    Still digesting it. We had some rough weather...

    Still digesting it. We had some rough weather and DM issues. Gary wasn't the head DM. The regular cruise director was off ( I think his name might have been Gary though). Michael, a former full...
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    I have a carabiner hanging off one of the left...

    I have a carabiner hanging off one of the left side D-rings that I secure to a simple lanyard that wraps around my tray. Nothing fancy.
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    We flew China Air. The carry on story continued...

    We flew China Air. The carry on story continued once we were at the gate. About 20 minutes before boarding, China Air personal came over the loud speaker reminding us that the carry on limit was...
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    So it's midnight in Los Angeles now. We arrived...

    So it's midnight in Los Angeles now. We arrived at LAX at 7:30. Naturally, we planned for the worst traffic possible but caught none. Since the checking counter didn't open until 10:15, we had to...
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    Holy Heck!

    Well, I actually used a lot stronger exclamation this morning, but in keeping with the family friendly nature of the board, I'll keep it clean.

    So this morning I get up around 6:30am, flip on...
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    Aquaseal is the duct tape of the diving world.

    Aquaseal is the duct tape of the diving world.
  8. LOL...that's pretty much exactly what I did...

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    LOL...that's pretty much exactly what I did except I started with diving, burned out, started going to Vegas regularly and then after burning out from all the partying and comps went...
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    When I first got my rig, I bought a bunch of...

    When I first got my rig, I bought a bunch of large ceramic aquarium features to practice in a pool with. While it's not exactly the same as dealing with poor visibility and green water, it will help...
  10. Welcome to the board Ram! Love the triggerfish. ...

    Welcome to the board Ram! Love the triggerfish. What's it called?
  11. Always protect the camera. The body will heal...

    Always protect the camera. The body will heal :). Hurt the camera, tell the wife you need a new one and then the body gets hurt anyway. Might as well cut the middle man out.
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    Just wanted to post a quick update. My...

    Just wanted to post a quick update.

    My package arrived via UPS ground on Friday, the 18th. On Monday, Steve calls me to say that the flash tube was cracked and that it would be covered under...
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    As in all diving, you need to think about what...

    As in all diving, you need to think about what your objectives are. If you're on a specific training dive, you show up prepared to execute that particular objective. AOW is about experiencing new...
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    Nice! Now let's get some pics so we can see how...

    Nice! Now let's get some pics so we can see how it performs :). I'd love to add some supermacro to my portfolio.
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    I don't work on my u/w photography indoors at...

    I don't work on my u/w photography indoors at all. My rig weighs nearly 20lbs fully assembled so it's a bear to hold up. Plus, the strobe arms aren't really designed to hold the weight of strobe...
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    Welcome to one of the greatest hobbies in the...

    Welcome to one of the greatest hobbies in the world. The perforated ear drum is a drag, but it'll heal. Just like ascents, the rule on decents is to go slow. If you can't equalize easily, ascend a...
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    Before you throw it at the wall, call Ikelite...

    Before you throw it at the wall, call Ikelite (again) and ask for Steve Johnson. Steve knows his stuff and can probably guide you through whatever is going on. At worst, he'll have you send it...
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    My biggest problem with critter shots is showing...

    My biggest problem with critter shots is showing the patience I know is needed to get close and tight to a subject. The best piece of advice I can give is watch a potential subject from a comfortable...
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    If you have the capability, RAW will give you the...

    If you have the capability, RAW will give you the most control in post-processing. There's really no downside to shooting RAW. For editing, I use Adobe Lightroom 2.7 and I just purchased Photoshop...
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    Hehe...work has been taking all my focus and...

    Hehe...work has been taking all my focus and energy. I typically emerge from my cave around this time each year and then start sliding into the abyss with only occassional emergences once school...
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    I blame Shawn for the flash tube blowing out as...

    I blame Shawn for the flash tube blowing out as well.

    Poor vis, faulty equipment, lack of critters = DD's fault.

    Great caputures = all me.
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    It's acrylic. I know the discussion centers...

    Terry,

    Was this acrylic or glass?

    Thanks![/quote]

    It's acrylic. I know the discussion centers around glass, but I guess I missed that the first time around.
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    Ikelite Customer Service

    So, we're a month away from heading to Indonesia to spend 10 nights on the Komodo Dancer. I've been double and triple checking gear and today I decided to test my camera gear. I knew it was in good...
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    I put a couple of deep scratches in my Ikelite 8"...

    I put a couple of deep scratches in my Ikelite 8" dome and figured I'd give Micromesh a shot before ordering a new one. It was scary as hell, but after hours of polishing and buffing, it was as good...
  25. Great points there DD! The one thing I would add...

    Great points there DD! The one thing I would add is that it is important to learn how to use a histogram. Color is hard to evaluate underwater in the best conditions. The histogram tells the true...
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