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Underwater trip report #100101
06/10/2016 05:43 PM
06/10/2016 05:43 PM
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Auburn, WA
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During my four week stay I was able to get in 24 more dives with Dive Adventures. Here is a link to some of my pictures from this last trip on Shutterfly. Just open the link and click on "slideshow" and the show will start.

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EctmjRyybMV4

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Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100102
06/10/2016 07:36 PM
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Great photos, Scubaman.

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: JimandJane] #100103
06/10/2016 07:44 PM
06/10/2016 07:44 PM
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as a diver, I loved your photography. A few questions, did your dive master kill the Lion Fish? Did you snag the lobster? What kind of shark was that? You looked pretty close or you had very good lens. What kind of camera did you use?

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100104
06/10/2016 07:49 PM
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WOW!! Very, very nice. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

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Re: Underwater trip report [Re: sail2wind] #100105
06/10/2016 08:18 PM
06/10/2016 08:18 PM
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Auburn, WA
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sail2wind said:
as a diver, I loved your photography. A few questions, did your dive master kill the Lion Fish? Did you snag the lobster? What kind of shark was that? You looked pretty close or you had very good lens. What kind of camera did you use?

No kill was made as he did not have a proper spear with him.
Not allowed to take any lobsters or shells out of those waters.
Grey Caribbean Reef shark. They cruise very close within arms reach which isn't a good idea to reach out.
I use a Canon G10 with an underwater case.

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100106
06/11/2016 07:05 AM
06/11/2016 07:05 AM
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Central Florida!
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Very nice pictures! Thanks for sharing them. Did you take any pictures ABOVE the water??


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Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100107
06/11/2016 08:24 AM
06/11/2016 08:24 AM
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Always enjoy your pics. Thanks for posting.


Next SXM visit - January/February 2021
Re: Underwater trip report [Re: Carol_Hill] #100108
06/11/2016 09:32 AM
06/11/2016 09:32 AM
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Auburn, WA
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Carol_Hill said:
Very nice pictures! Thanks for sharing them. Did you take any pictures ABOVE the water??

Just on the Dive boat of planes over head and a large very strange looking boat from Hong Kong at anchor.

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100109
06/11/2016 09:53 AM
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Thank you for your great photography. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" /> You've shown me a world that I'll never see in person (and I'm not sure that I'd even want to)!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: MamaB] #100110
06/11/2016 11:27 AM
06/11/2016 11:27 AM
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Louisiana
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Nice quality photos !! Visibility looks real nice too. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100111
06/11/2016 11:32 AM
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Wow, OK, seems a waste to be in such a beautiful place as SXM with such a great camera and not take any other pictures.


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Re: Underwater trip report [Re: Carol_Hill] #100112
06/11/2016 12:07 PM
06/11/2016 12:07 PM
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Auburn, WA
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I have plenty from years past and my wife does all the above water pics.

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100113
06/11/2016 02:15 PM
06/11/2016 02:15 PM
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OK, still would be nice to share pictures with others here.


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Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100114
06/16/2016 01:59 PM
06/16/2016 01:59 PM
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N CENT COMMONWEALTH OF MA
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With all the dives that you do every year in the Carib, do you find that the coral is not as colorful as in previous years, or that the coral is/has been blah colored for years? Just curious on your take. TIA!!!



Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMSAMMY] #100115
06/16/2016 03:18 PM
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Actually I have been unpressed with some of the return of the coral condition. Saw evidence of new patches of healthy Elk Horn and Stag Horn corals which have been on a downward trend for years. Lots of very healthy Brain and Fan corals too.

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100116
06/16/2016 03:20 PM
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"unpressed"?? I guess you mean impressed??? Or unimpressed?


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Re: Underwater trip report [Re: Carol_Hill] #100117
06/16/2016 03:31 PM
06/16/2016 03:31 PM
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Correct. Meant "impressed". Guess I should have proof read before I hit submit.

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100118
06/17/2016 07:57 PM
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Scubaman meant the coral looked wrinkly.

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: january] #100119
06/17/2016 08:09 PM
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Come to think about it brain coral does look rather wrinkly.

Re: Underwater trip report [Re: SXMScubaman] #100120
06/17/2016 11:16 PM
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San Antonio
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Fabulous pictures! Thanks for posting. Always love your dive shots.


Dan
Re: Underwater trip report [Re: sumbeach] #100121
06/18/2016 08:57 AM
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Coral is very slow to recover from any damage. If someone touches coral, that section of coral could die. Coral is made up of thousands, if not millions of small oraganisms (polyps). If a "chunk" of coral is broken off, it grows back very slowly, the fastest growing (staghorn) only grows 1 inch every year. If you see dead or damaged coral, it probably won't make a full recovery in our lifetimes.

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