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Narcosis Found

On November, 18 2012 I receive a notice that Narcosis has been found. [singlepic id=818 w=320 h=240 float=center] Narcosis is a one foot female great white which lives in the Ginnie Cavern. She was introduced to Ginnie Springs in October, 2012 after her sister, Deco went missing. Narcosis is shy and will not bite. She hides in various locations within the Ginnie Spring. On this November day,  while diving the spring, John Kenney discovered Narcosis’ hiding place. Taking a picture to prove he has found her, the picture above as well as a video clip, which the discovery may be found a little over 4 minutes into the video. John had let Narcosis free to find a new hiding place within the Ginnie Cavern for the next adventurous diver to locate. Congratulations to John … Read entire article »

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Recreational Use of Artificial Reefs Contributes $253 Million to Six Florida Counties

By: Michelle Klug Many Floridians and visiting tourists enjoy the crystal blue waters that provide sunny days of fishing, diving and leisure time. Researchers have found that popular boating destinations are the artificial reefs that have been built around Florida. Artificial reefs attract locals and tourists alike, pulling in $253 million to six Florida counties in one year, as well as providing habitat for sealife. These infrastructures are built using man-made materials such as concrete blocks, tires, PVC piping, old sunken ships or sunken oil rigs. They provide a habitat for an array of algae, coral, fish and shellfish, as well as preventing erosion. IFAS researcher Bob Swett and his team investigated the economic impact artificial reefs provide, as well as who is using the reefs and what components are generating economic profit … Read entire article »

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Submit to the National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Photo Contest   As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year, we received more than 20,000 entries from over 130 countries, with professional and amateur photographers across the globe participating. Well, it’s that time of year again—enter today! Send us your best shots in any of these three categories: people, places, and nature. Please submit images that accurately reflect the captured moment in time. In other words, keep it real. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., Read more by clicking here   … Read entire article »

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Aquatica Housing for Canon 5D Mark II

Used but well maintained Aquatica housing for the Canon 5D Mark II If you use Aquatica, you know it’s good. If you haven’t you’ll learn it’s good. I no longer have a need to the housing. It is about 1 year old. The o-ring and anodes will be replaced for you. If you are just getting into underwater photography and filming I offer you the opportunity receive both digital UW Photography and UW Videography certifications. I will spend time showing you the ropes on first, photography, understanding the Canon 5D Mark II, use of various lenses and what they can do. Why shoot with wide vs. macro, etc. We will then perform a number of dives using the housing with your camera teaching you the mechanics of the housing and its interfaces to your … Read entire article »

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Ocean Film Festival – September, 2012

  HOME | SEPT 20 | SEPT 21 | SEPT 22 | SEPT 23 | EXHIBITS   Thursday, September 20, 6:30 pm Opening Night, at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center 207 W. York Street, Savannah, GA Friday and Saturday September 21 – 22 SCAD’S Trustees Theater 216 E. Broughton Street, Savannah, GA Sunday September 23 SCAD’S Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, GA ALL FILMS, LECTURES, PANNELS AND TALKS IN THE GRAY’S REEF OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL ARE FREE. THERE IS AN ADMISSION CHARGE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AT THE JEPSON. FILMS AT THE JEPSON ARE FREE.   … Read entire article »

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Aditech unveils MVH-FS100 housing for the Sony NEX-F100 camcorder

[singlepic id=797 w=320 h=240 float=none] Aditech recently unveiled the Mangrove housing for the Sony NEX-F100 camcorder. The MVHS-FS100 features a new scontrol system that uses the camera’s LANC control and gives access to 32 camera functions, including manual white balance. The controls are all accessed via 12 external push buttons and give user feedback via the camera’s touch screen. Also featured is a 3.5″ rear mounted monitor. Retail price: €2,538.14 and is depth-rated to 200m/660 feet. [singlepic id=798 w=320 h=240 float=none] New MANGROVE housing for SONY NEX-FS100. 29/07/2012. Aditech is proud to announce the lunching of the new Mangrove housing MVHS-FS100 for the Sony camcorder NEX-FS100. The housing’s front case is constructed from marine grade aluminium, machined, anodized and the rear case is machined from solid Delrin, it features a state of the art LANC … Read entire article »

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Divetalking seeking Editors Worldwide

Have you ever thought about writing and editing? Are you looking for a position that will allow you to control what is posted on a renowned Internet site devoted to marine awareness and all things related to it? Divetalking is looking for talented individuals that can devote a few hours a day to post interesting articles on such subjects as diving, photography, travel, news, events and more. All that is needed are a love for the ocean and all things living in it, our environment, diving, photography, a skill for locating, capturing and editing news and events to post on If you feel this is something you would be interested in experiencing and can devote a few hours a day to, then this could be the rewarding and educational experience you … Read entire article »

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  During all of August!   Cash and prestigious prizes, 8 creative categories and complete freedom to choose your own diving destination! Important Note: Prior to taking images you plan to submit to the World ShootOut, it is important that you set the date of the camera to the year 2015. For example, if you head out underwater on August 1st, the date on the camera should be set to 01/08/2015. This year, the competition consists of two main sections: Real-Time ShootOut – A global real-time underwater photo shoot out, which takes place during the whole month of August. Enjoy complete freedom of choosing your own dive destination anywhere around the world this August and submit your best images to the 5 Real-Time ShootOut categories. Images of the World – You can stay at home and still take … Read entire article »

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New Housings from Amphibico for Red Epic and Scarlet X Cameras

Amphibico releases new Rouge housing for RED Scarlet X and Epic cinema cameras Amphibico have announced the release of their new Rouge underwater housing for the RED Scarlet X and Epic cinema cameras. [singlepic id=795 w=320 h=240 float=left] This ground breaking project has been the most ambitious project that Amphibico has undertaken in the past 10 years. We are proud to announce and present the new Rouge underwater housing for the RED Scarlet X and Epic cinema cameras. [singlepic id=796 w=320 h=240 float=right] Amphibico’s development team has excelled to a new level, by using dual electronic Amphibi-grips® and menu control panel. This will allow the user access to all the important key controls of the camera keeping in mind total ergonomics and underwater balance. Most of those who are familiar with Amphibico’s products will know … Read entire article »

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Digital Photography Session being offered

  An opportunity to attend a Digital Photographic Specialty course has opened up and this email serves both as an announcement as well as an invitation to attend.  Course is being conducted in Jacksonville Florida.   Your investment:   *  JRRT Members and Students for certification is  $ 95.00 *   Non JRRT Members/students for certification is $120.00  * Non JRRT Members/students no Certification is $ 75.00 * Non JRRT Members on Active Military Duty pay JRRT Prices for certification   The certification course includes the classroom sessions, 4 hour field study, materials and certification card.   Two dives required to complete the certification (You are required to cover all your expenses for the dives). The date and location of the dives will be announced during the July 17 class. One followup session where we will review the photographs taken below the surface.   Requirements: Camera, Understanding of the … Read entire article »

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Aquatica A5D Mk III Ships in July 2012

[singlepic id=741 w=320 h=240 float=center] [singlepic id=742 w=320 h=240 float=left] Montreal, Canada, June 7, 2012 Saddle up! The new workhorse from Aquatica is being introduced! Press release: Aquatica A5D Mk III housing for the Canon 5D Mk III camera The Aquatica Team is proud to introduce you to the Aquatica A5D Mk III housing for the acclaimed Canon 5D Mk III.   [singlepic id=740 w=320 h=240 float=left] Our Design team has upped the game with this recently released camera. New features have been added to this housing to improve operation and compatibility, but importantly, this precision housing is the product of a very time proven lineage of underwater camera housing. 30 years of knowledge in this field has made sure that every aspect of the housing ergonomics and access to all controls were carefully implemented. The … Read entire article »

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Indonesia 2012

The trip began on a Thursday, May 03, 2012. 24 hours later + 1 day (due to crossing over the international date line) I arrive in Indonesia. Saturday May 5, 2012 making my way from the airport to Lembah the trip was an experience. Cars zooming around motorcyclist, pedestrians skirting vehicles and vehicles dodging potholes. We reach the boat and are whisked off to the island where the hotel resides. Home for the next 7 days. Here is a short presentation of just a small number of photos I captured during the two weeks in Indonesia. [xr_video id=”434ea5a964bd42c8b17d2187f3f668fc” size=”md”] [nggallery id=43]   … Read entire article »

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Speed Dating Fishy Style: How Fish Spawn and When You’re Likely to Catch Them in the Act

From REEF:  Mark your calendars — REEF co-founder and fish behavior expert, Ned DeLoach, will be presenting a Fishinar “Speed Dating Fishy Style: How Fish Spawn and When You’re Likely to Catch Them in the Act” next Wednesday, May 9th at 8PM EST. You don’t want to miss this free webinar. Ned will be showing amazing pictures of fish he has caught in the act of spawning and telling great stories of the many adventures he and Anna have had through the years! Register online here – … Read entire article »

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III’s light leak fix found to be black tape

  By Jon Fingas  When Canon promised a fix for the EOS 5D Mark III‘s preview LCD leaking light, photographers wondered just what the “countermeasures” would be to prevent the display from affecting exposure readouts. The remedy, it turns out, is a simple patch — of the physical kind, not software. Roger Cicala at LensRentals was brave enough to tear down one of the DSLRs shipping with a fix already in place and found black electrical tape covering the LCD area that would otherwise spill light into the exposure meter. While basic, the solution does the trick, and will no doubt be a relief to shutterbugs who want to know exactly what exposure they’ll get while snapping photos in the dark. … Read entire article »

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Canon 5D Mark III “Light Leak” Resolved: Will Start Shipping Again

Canon 5D Mark III “Light Leak” Resolved: Will Start Shipping Again

Canon has responded to the “light leak” issues affecting the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera. Products whose sixth digit in the serial number is 1 or 2 are affected. (e.g. “xxxxx1xxxxxx” or “xxxxx2xxxxxx” ([x] represents any optional number). Canon claims that the “light leak” problem will not affect your captured images. However, they are offering to inspect cameras free of charge starting mid-May. Residents of the United States and Puerto Rico should register their … Read entire article »

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