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Picking Lice With The 70-200 VR2!!



 
 
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Old August 5th 10, 05:05 PM posted to alt.photography,rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.equipment.35mm
George Kerby
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On 8/4/10 7:43 PM, in article ,
"tony cooper" wrote:

On Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:54:40 -0500, George Kerby
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As I recall, there were extra certificaion needed for cave diving. I must
admit, I never had any interest is such things. Hell, I get weird in a MRI
machine! I just wanted to blow bubbles and take pictures on pretty reefs. I
have been to Flower Gardens in the Texas Gulf and Cozumel. Bonaire, I
understand, is a destination that ant diver should add: It's on my 'Bucket
List'. How do you like the Pennekamp Park? We're planning a trip to the Keys
in January.


Depends. If it's a family trip and there are non-divers in the group,
Pennekamp is a good destination. Non-divers can swim and snorkel, and
divers can shore dive. There's a reconstruction of a Spanish wreck
about 100' offshore. For a group of divers, it's too crowded with
swimmers and snorklers. It is a good compromise for a family group.

The divers will want to go out on one of the many boats based in Key
Largo. Many of the boats will take both divers and snorklers if you
have family members that do snorkel but don't dive. The better
diving and snorkeling is a few miles offshore. I usually go to
Islamorada instead of Key Largo. However, there are good dive outfits
all down the Keys. A little pre-trip research on dive sites,
especially wrecks, is the way to go.

January can be cold. Not cold like you have in the north, but
uncomfortably cold for snorklers and divers. Skins are a good
investment, and trap enough body-heated water to add to your comfort.
Not a dive suit, but a Lycra skin like:
http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-44/1...Unisex-Sport-S
kin-Jumpsuit.html
About $30 in most dive shops in the area.

I wear a full skin on every dive because I get a highly allergic
reaction to Fire Coral. I have to get shots after or the wounds swell
and fester. I have scars on my hands from Fire Coral when I forgot my
dive gloves. My wife, a non-diver, wears a skin when snorkeling to
keep her back from being sunburned.

Here I am in a skin at Sting Ray City in the Caymans:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...r213/skins.jpg
Note the "Dilbert's boss's hair".


Thanks for the info, Tony!

Sorry that this lead into a trollfeeding session :-(

BTW: Are those prescription lenses built into your mask? When I started, I
didn't need such, but now I would imagine it would help.

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Old August 5th 10, 05:54 PM posted to alt.photography,rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Tony Cooper
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On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 11:05:52 -0500, George Kerby
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Here I am in a skin at Sting Ray City in the Caymans:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...r213/skins.jpg
Note the "Dilbert's boss's hair".


Thanks for the info, Tony!

Sorry that this lead into a trollfeeding session :-(

BTW: Are those prescription lenses built into your mask? When I started, I
didn't need such, but now I would imagine it would help.


Yes. I sent the mask, and my prescription, off to a company that made
the lenses and glued them into the mask. Makes quite a difference.

You can buy masks with corrective lenses, but only standard plus/minus
corrections. My prescription is a bit different.

--
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
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Old August 5th 10, 07:18 PM posted to alt.photography,rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.equipment.35mm
George Kerby
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On 8/5/10 11:54 AM, in article ,
"tony cooper" wrote:

On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 11:05:52 -0500, George Kerby
wrote:

Here I am in a skin at Sting Ray City in the Caymans:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...r213/skins.jpg
Note the "Dilbert's boss's hair".


Thanks for the info, Tony!

Sorry that this lead into a trollfeeding session :-(

BTW: Are those prescription lenses built into your mask? When I started, I
didn't need such, but now I would imagine it would help.


Yes. I sent the mask, and my prescription, off to a company that made
the lenses and glued them into the mask. Makes quite a difference.

You can buy masks with corrective lenses, but only standard plus/minus
corrections. My prescription is a bit different.


Gotcha. I can probably do that thru my local dive shop, I bet.

 




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