Nov

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kristinkirk

If you have a close relationship with a diver, finding the right gift for your them can be as hard as finding a ghost shark, there’s so much to choose from.

 

Here are 6 gifts that are sure to make your diver’s heart sink.

Specialty Courses

Diving takes a brave soul and it certainly takes sharp skills to go under water. Keep your diving companion sharp by treating them to a specialty course is one of the most enriching things you can do. Specialty courses include but are not limited to, navigation, stress and rescue, deep diving, night and limited visibility and beyond. Most areas offer some sort of diving courses so research what’s available in your area.

Underwater Photography

There are plenty of choices, but depending on the divers experience and your budget, choosing a camera will take research. One good underwater shot can really complete a diver’s career, so a good camera will go a long way. Underwater cameras and lenses range in size and size is important when diving down in the water. The Underwater Photography Guide is a resourceful website in guiding shoppers.

Dive with the Great Whites

If you’re diver is braver than most and takes Shark Week very seriously, than an experience gift certificate to dive with the Great White sharks may be the catch of the day. This experience gift makes for a great birthday gift and will certainly be an odyssey they will remember forever. Diving with sharks is not an easy fete but the divers out there who have a passion for this prehistoric and powerful shark will have an experience of a lifetime.

Solar Powered Charger

With long hours spent away from shore, the avid diver still needs some way to communicate with family and friends or to post on their blog if they have one.  A solar powered charger can provide a failsafe way for all of the devices that the diver needs to be charged up and ready for use when they are needed.  Find out how to choose the best solar powered charger here.

Go Pro Underwater Camera

This is one of the most sought after items that a diver wants to get his hands on.  This is a way for a diver to communicate his experience to another person who does not dive.  A Go Pro offers the opportunity to share footage of a dive.  If you have a diver in your life that does not have a Go Pro you should try to understand the intricacies of this equipment so that you can make an informed choice if you decide to purchase a Go Pro.

H20 Odyssey Go Bag

This is a waterproof case that keeps all of the diver’s items dry.  These bags are available in several sizes and will protect items on a dive of up to 100 feet below the surface.  This is the perfect way to protect a smartphone or other electronic device, especially if they are going to take it along with them on a dive.
Conclusion

Don’t dive into the latest fads and trends for the ideal gift—especially if you’re shopping for someone who prefers to spend time underwater.  Just hold your breath, think, and then let this guide help you.

 

Kristin Kirk

Jun

16

This was a great dive with a big group of fantastic divers. White Star had lots of fish and awesome visibility for our dive. Everyone had a fantastic time.

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9

snorkeling diving azimut “86s 86 turks and caicos” “nikki beach” arneson bahamas exuma staniel cay nygard adam grocholski deep sea underwater lights hid 150w ocean led u.s us airways barack obama inauguration white house 44 president iphone american idol 2009

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Jun

9

Amazing light and viz… do you see the light?

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May

14

For the dive, divers go down 35 feet and sit on the bottom. Snorkelers float on top. Everyone has a dive light, which attracts columns of plankton. The mantas then somersault between divers and snorkelers, eating the plankton and giving everyone a dramatic show.

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May

4

Accessories are vital to the diving experience, solving small problems with ideal solutions that offer the best of convenience and reliability. The 6th episode in the Enjoy the Experience video series shows how dedicated diving accessories like bags, underwater lights, diving knives, surface marker buoys and more are the ideal complement to a diver’s gear. As usual the accessories are shown in use during dives in beautiful dive spots.

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Apr

30

These Manta Rays are attracted to the plankton brightly lit by our dive lights

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Apr

28

Manta Ray Night Dive, Kono, Hawaii

Manta rays feast on tiny plankton attracted by the dive lights.

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Jan

1

I took a dive at a football on a camping trip with my camera in my pocket, I didn’t realize until the game was over that my camera was not working properly. When I turn it on the screen says “Access” then “Turn power off and on again” I can view pictures that I have already taken, but i can’t take any new pictures.

yea u need to take to get repaired but that can be expensive, hopefully u got a protection plan if not u might as well get a new camera

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Dec

30

All i know is the basics

external flash
strobe lighting
dive light

*but keep in mind that I want to do it the cheapest way

2.

DiCAPac WP-500 Waterproof / Underwater Case for Compact Digital Cameras
$34.95

you can either buy a camera specific housing for a lot more money but needed for deeper dives the above is from Amazon.com Go Shot Camera

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Dec

28

Would it be through work experience with a dive group, and practicing and meeting the right people, or are there schools for this type of thing? I always think that hands on is better than academic, however I was just wondering.

Thanks.

I think to be taken seriously, you need to first be good at both … diving and photography. Then, create a portfolio of your underwater photographs and show it to everyone you can think of. In other words, get your name out.

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Dec

26

or would that just be good for more shallow water..?

obviously the olympus 770sw goes 33ft and the 790 only 10ft, but would it damage the 790 if i brought the camera more than 10 ft down?

how far does scuba diving usually go, lets say on a average dive in hawaii somewhere?

It could damage the camera if you take it deeper than 10ft. If you want to go deeper Olympus has an underwater housing that will let you take the camera deeper.

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Dec

22

Next summer I am going to the Red Sea to scuba dive with my family but i want to be able to take pictures under the water . . can i get anything to protect my camera or do i need a completely new camera?

Thanks

For an existing camera ikelite is your best option but they do not sell to the general public. You would have to order it through a dive store.
They are very pricy (housings for cameras) and you might be better off getting a new complete underwater camera system instead.

The price of digital underwater cameras has decreased dramatically
Here is a link to a couple of different ones made by sea life and intova.

http://www.visibilityunlimited.com/page/scuba/CTGY/Underwater-Cameras

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Dec

20

I would very much like to have a camera on which I can manually change things like focus and aperture without having to dive into menus and sub-menus, but a SLR camera would be too expensive, too large and too heavy for what I need. Are there compact yet ergonomic cameras on which I can reasonably not set everything on "automatic"?

canon a570

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