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Offline nurunuru

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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2018, 07:00:35 pm »
Enjoying the pics!

Love a bit of diving, though I've only actually been on two dive trips.  My wife and I learnt to dive in the Bunaken National Marine Park off the northernmost tip of Sulawesi.  Beautiful coral reef drop-off dives with great visibility.  After moving stateside, we took a trip down to Grand Cayman and had a lot of fun diving with the stingrays at Stingray City and exploring the USS Kittiwake wreck.  The only minor downside to diving in Grand Cayman is that, if you're diving with a dive operator, they stop you from going deeper than 100 feet.  That was certainly our operator's policy, but I think our guide mentioned it was a blanket deal for the island.  Not really a terrible idea I suppose, in the grand scheme of things.  I was just younger and not a parent yet and itchy to get a little deeper at the time.

That last trip was nearly five years ago now!  Really should get back after it!

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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2018, 03:24:18 pm »
We were in Grand Cayman and I don’t remember diving being anything special. But I hope you have come off age and don’t itch to go deeper for the sake of going deeper ( assuming you are a recreational diver).
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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2019, 06:40:40 pm »
Leaving for Mexico tomorrow. Diving Dos Ojos + checking out some new sites.

https://aquaworld.com.mx/en/blog/dive-of-the-week-cenote-diving-in-dos-ojos

Will try to get some pics. ✌️

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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2019, 10:04:39 pm »
Leaving for Socorro Islands, Mexico on Monday, will def ponce some pics of people who can be bothered carrying a camera underwater - I cant.... :)
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2019, 07:37:56 am »
Leaving for Socorro Islands, Mexico on Monday, will def ponce some pics of people who can be bothered carrying a camera underwater - I cant.... :)

Next time, look at the GoPro. It's tiny and fairly cheap, and the image is 80% of what you get on a full rig (even better at low depth).

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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2019, 08:00:18 am »
Cost is not the issue.  I have a GoPro, I also have another underwater camera (which I use when out on the water).  But my view is, that when diving, I am in an alien environment which is inherently dangerous and things can and do go wrong, so,  1) I don't want a camera to distract me from looking after myself or my buddy (usually Paula) - I have seen people completely ignore what is going on around them for long periods of time because they are fucking around with a camera and 2) I like to really concentrate on what I see, not take what in all honesty will be fairly shit photos.

We are diving with some semi-professional underwater photographers, I will have access to photos and videos and it won't matter to me that I did not take them
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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2019, 08:01:51 am »
Those are very good reasons,; won't argue with you.  :)

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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2019, 04:57:04 am »
Spring break in MX, 8 families- 35 strong. Managed to dive 3 days out of 8. Few new divers. 2 days of cenotes was nothing but spectacular.
We dove Ponderosa, dos ojos, chickin ha & tajma ha- aka Taj Mahal is a must if you want to experience the glory of cenotes diving.
We got a heads-up on diving the cenotes in Merida. Apparently, it’s the place to see Mayan ruins and bones.
A week of just the boys diving is planned 😊.
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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2019, 04:57:57 am »
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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2019, 04:58:44 am »
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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2019, 02:40:59 pm »
super cool 🤙🏼
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