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post #1 of 29 Old 12-17-2010, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Wife and I did some diving in the bahamas.

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post #2 of 29 Old 12-18-2010, 12:04 AM
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beautiful pictures, diving is something on my bucket list. That diver is brave with the sharks.
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post #3 of 29 Old 12-18-2010, 10:33 AM
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Gasp!! Did not expect the shark closeups. That first picture is awesome. What's the round bally looking thing?

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Those are nice pictures. Looks like a lot of fun. Looks like the shark was lucky enough to make a break for it literally..fish hook in his mouth still..and is it another one on his belly? At first I thought it may be one of those tracking devices but they are normally inserted by the dorsel fin.

Did you get luck enough to dive in the middle of a jellyfish cloud...let me tell you that can be interesting.

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Thanks for the comments......

The diver that was hand feeding the sharks saw wearing a full chainmail suit..... I was in my swim trunks and a BC..... LOL

The bally thing was some kind of coral.... no idea what kind but it looked cool so I took a pic.

Unfortunately many of the sharks had hooks in them. Our dive master said the the anglers just bring the sharks along the boat and cut the line, leaving the hook to rust out. One of the regulars had about a 20-40 foot piece of line trailing from it earlier this past summer, so the put it into tonic imobility and cut the line so it wouldn't get tangled with the divers. That would be scary.... getting tangled in fishing line attached to 6-7 foot reeh shark !!!!!

I once dove where there were a bunch if small 1-2 inch jellies, but I was wearing a wet suit.
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Thanks for the comments......

The diver that was hand feeding the sharks saw wearing a full chainmail suit..... I was in my swim trunks and a BC..... LOL

The bally thing was some kind of coral.... no idea what kind but it looked cool so I took a pic.

Unfortunately many of the sharks had hooks in them. Our dive master said the the anglers just bring the sharks along the boat and cut the line, leaving the hook to rust out. One of the regulars had about a 20-40 foot piece of line trailing from it earlier this past summer, so the put it into tonic imobility and cut the line so it wouldn't get tangled with the divers. That would be scary.... getting tangled in fishing line attached to 6-7 foot reeh shark !!!!!

I once dove where there were a bunch if small 1-2 inch jellies, but I was wearing a wet suit.

Sheesh 20-40ft line yeah that wouldn't be fun but I guess fishing lines do break often. At least they can rust out though.

Lucky you with a wet suit on. I was ina bikini and snorkel gear an there is was no right way to move..lol

Thanks for sharing with us!

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post #7 of 29 Old 12-19-2010, 06:36 PM
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great photo what camera are you using?
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post #8 of 29 Old 12-19-2010, 07:01 PM
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great pics ! Ive been close up to Oceanic white tips in the red sea and that was scary ! thanks for sharing.
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post #9 of 29 Old 12-19-2010, 08:43 PM
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great pics ! Ive been close up to Oceanic white tips in the red sea and that was scary ! thanks for sharing.
Same here, I dove with black tipped sharks in Tahiti, but they were only half the size of the sharks in these pics. The sharks in these pics scare the heck out of me!!
Great pics, thanks for sharing. I also want to know what kind of camera you're using, real nice quality pics.

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post #10 of 29 Old 12-19-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for the comments
I am using an older cam... It is an olympus c5060. The cam is only 5.1 mega pixels, but it still does a pretty good job.
The best thing is you can buy the cam on ebay for like $110
and the housing is around $125.

The housing is rated for 131 feet and lets you access all the functions of the camera.
I found that if you get to the depth you are going to shoot at and manually set the white ballance.... the pics come out pretty good. Oh and it takes video too.
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