Archive for April, 2010

Oceanic_VT_3 Dive Computer

The Oceanic VT3 Dive computer not only offers the great features you expect from your dive computer, but has gone to the next level. Once again another innovative product from Oceanic. ScubaBasics is proud to offer it’s series of Scuba Diving Equipment reviews.

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This octopus holder from Scubapro simply clips to your BCD and holds your alternate air source in a ready position. It can easily be released by an out of air diver with a quick tug. A must have diving accessory.

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Scuba diving with pikes

Scuba diving inlakes with pikes.

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Diving with a camera for the first time?

Hey, im scuba certified and everything, ive been on like, 25 dives or so. i was considering renting an underwater camera on our dive vacation to the Cayman islands, and i was wondering if its really hard to dive with a camera to deal with? do i have to be more advanced before i try it?

It used to be tough diving with underwater cameras because they were in big bulky housings but thanks to the age of digital photography, both cameras and cam corders have become much smaller and easier to manage.
The bulkiest part these days is the strobes used to create better lighting. Strobes are needed to restore color that is lost at depth. They need to be on strobe arm mounts away from the lens of the camera so they can light the subject rather than the area between the camera lens and the subject. Using an internal flash will reflect back light bouncing off the particulate matter in the water which will show up on the pictures, which is called back scatter.
Make sure that the camera you rent (or buy) is rated for the appropriate depths that you will be diving.

The chips used in digital cameras are more light sensitive than conventional film cameras so without a strobe the pictures can also be good. (better with a strobe than not).
Digital cameras also allow for on the spot editing as you can view the pic while diving and delete it if you aren’t satisfied with it.
Here is a link to some of the underwater cameras out there.

I do suggest that you don’t bring the camera down on the first dive of the trip. Treat the first dive as an acclimation dive to get any weight or equipment issues worked out.

P.S. You will love Grand Cayman. Make sure that you dive stingray city while you are out there. Stingray City is a definite Kodak moment.

finding an internship that lets me travel and scuba dive . itcant be more than 4000$ please find a website for me 😀

What is your area of study? Have a look at this article to get an idea of some places in Barbados. You might need to speak to someone at your school and see if they do that.

‘Students have the option of substituting an unpaid internship for one of their three elective courses. If possible, students pursuing this option will be placed in internships that best reflect their particular interests. Bucknell students in Barbados have interned, or are interning, with the Central Bank of Barbados, Bellairs Institute of McGill University, which is a marine biology institute, Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD), the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity, the Caribbean Development Bank, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Since students who successfully complete an internship will receive a Bucknell credit and grade, all internships must be approved by the appropriate chairperson at Bucknell before students leave for Barbados. Professor Daubman will provide on-site supervision of internships. Whereas Bucknell will try to procure internships for as many students as possible, it cannot guarantee each student an internship nor assure him or her an internship with a particular agency. Moreover, each student can pursue no more than one internship. Students recommended for internships will be interviewed by the sponsoring agencies, and will be expected to intern a maximum of fifteen (15) hours a week’.

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