Aiming the Strobe

Pointing the strobe at the correct spot so that it eliminates backscatter, while still putting light on your subject, is the trick to using a strobe/flash successfully.

The backscatter section gave you a background on the cause of backscatter and how to eliminate it. This section addresses the specifics of strobe aiming a little more in depth.

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Cavern Diving Deep in an Old Florida Swamp

Buford Spring/Siphon Tops the List of Cavern Dives Anywhere in the World!
by David Miner

Deep in the Chassahowitzka swamp lies the cavern diver’s dream. A semicircular pool, with a run flowing further into the swamp, sits quietly providing a home for alligators, fish, turtles, and snakes. For thousands of years this little gem has gone unnoticed, adjusting to the changing environmental conditions and only answering to the heartbeat of the swamp. Today, it’s a cavern dive that can be equated to few others. It’s big, deep, and beautiful. But diving it requires an effort that few are willing to undertake. As the saying goes, “you have to pay to play,” and this is certainly true if you want to dive Buford!.

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Fred Drake & Snorkel Alaska

I started diving in 1978 on a family trip to Bermuda with Dave McCleod’s Skin Diving Adventures. I was certified as an Open Water Diver in 1980 by Dave McCleod himself. While attending Humboldt State University in Northern California I majored in Recreation Administration with an emphasis in Outdoor Education. At HSU I took PADI Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster courses. After graduating I took the PADI IDC with Ocean Enterprises in San Diego, CA. I then continued to work with the HSU SCUBA program as the Support Instructor.

In 1989 I was offered a job with Norwegian Cruise Line’s Dive In Program leading snorkeling tours at every destination. NCL sent it’s first ship, the M/S Windward, to Alaska in 1994 and cruise ship based snorkeling in Alaska was born. In 2001 I started Snorkel Alaska. The tour is offered on all the major lines visiting Alaska. The Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure has been voted the Shore Excursion of the Season for the last 6 years in a row by our guests from Princess Cruises.

In 2007 Snorkel Alaska began offering SCUBA diving tours for cold water experienced divers. The diving is at Mt. Point is to be considered advanced with access to deep water and strong currents. Dives can be booked directly with Snorkel Alaska but snorkeling must be booked through your cruise line.

Fish Alaska

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Diving - Alaska

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Sunflower Star Fish - Alaska

Star Fish - Alaska

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Housing Controls

Not only does a housing need to be dependable at keeping your camera dry, but it must offer reliable control of key camera functions from outside the housing. There are basically two styles of controls available: mechanical and electronic.

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DivingInDepth.com’s Official Newsletter Q3 2009 – Volume 5

DivingingInDepth’s Monthly Newsletter –

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Q1 TRAVEL DESTINATION: Diving in the Bahamas – Bimini, Grand Bahamas, and San Salvador

The Bahamas are an archipelago, situated towards the west of the Central Atlantic, north of Cuba and comprise of over 700 islands and are a combination of the rich Atlantic marine life and the best surroundings of the Caribbean. Bahamas holds an important place as the world’s top five diving sites, as the vertical walls and reefs covered with abundant corals and sponges, along with a lot of wrecks and blue holes, offer great visibility to some of the most spectacular, plentiful marine life.

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