Time to upgrade ?

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Though most of it can be blamed on the general murkiness of the waters those days, I am not very happy about the reef photos I took with my small underwater rig (Canon S50, underwater housing, ISO 400). Sure there are some decent ones but I feel like my setup is now limiting me a… Read more »

Bibb, Duane & snappers

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Very rough seas prevented us from diving yesterday but today, we buckled up and set out for an adventure. With 3 to 6 foot swell and the occasional 8, I was barfing by the first dive interval. It was a rough ride to the wrecks. We dove two ships today, the Bibb and the Duane… Read more »

Too Windy to dive

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Argh! Too windy! to dive. Blowing 35+ mph with 6 – 10ft seas outside the reef. We sat on the beach, read, went to a movie and from dive shop to dive shop looking for nothing special.

She’s a beauty !

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But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. P.S. in response to the question in comments, it’s a sea cucumber. it was sitting on the upper deck of the Spiegel Grove. I had to get really close (inches) because of the very wide angle lens (14mm) on the 5D. Luckily, the Bêche-de-mer don’t move… Read more »

Spiegel Grove

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Yesterday, Sam and I dove the Spiegel Grove, a massive intentionally sunk dock landing ship. We visited the superstructure and the area around the well and crane. It was a beautiful dive at a maximum depth of 83 ft. After four years, many inhabitants have settled on the artificial reef including the largest and most… Read more »

Going deep

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Today I am leaving for a dive trip in Florida organized by PGDive. Weather permitting we will be diving on the wrecks of the Spiegel Grove (two dives), the USCG Bibb, the USCG Duane, the Eagle and the Benwood. Except for a small wreck in the Maldives and the Dome in Turks and Caicos, these… Read more »

Halloween is f’ing scary

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You thought the last 7 years were bad ? Wait until the next GOP ticket, with Jeb Bush & Mitt Romney. Should Heber Jentzsch be the attorney general ? What a great way for Romney to further the interests of the already very scary and powerful LDS church. Long gone is the Utah War. What… Read more »

Keene !

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Went to the Keene Pumpkin festival this week end. They fell short of the world record, but still had 24,000 or so pumpkins.