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Underwater Festival Blog

The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good-Three, yes three ghost pipefish at one location! Woo Hoo. The Bad-Camera strobe dying just as I found them, Doh! The Ugly-Bumphead parrotfish at this mornings dive. Oh well, will just have to go diving again tomorrow.

How's the vis?

In two words - not good!

My hair is still wet and the photos are yet to be downloaded, having just returned home from a shore dive at Ammunition Jetty at Woodman Point, south of Fremantle.  Three WA Underwater Photographic Society members decided on an early dive given Father's Day ...

Underwater Festival Road Trip Day 2

Good morning Nelson Bay.....

We woke up at Jim and Cherie's place, our dive buddies and local guides for this leg of the trip. Nick chose to give the Jucy van's "penthouse" a try and doubled as guard dog for all of our dive gear.

Nick van

 

It was a ...

Teaching and learning

A great day of teaching and learning over here in Perth.

Joseph Bicanic walked us through his underwater videography journey and shared hints and tips for video.  Behaviour is one of the things that video captures so well - from a fish snatching it's prey to a squid flashing it ...

Liberty Wreck and Schooling Jacks

An early start at 6.30am, considering this is also supposed to be a holiday. Liberty Wreck before the masses didn't disappoint with schooling jacks and great visibility. It's great to be back in the water. Hoping everyone else is having a great and safe festival so far!

Underwater Festival Road Trip Day 1

We've landed in Sydney!

Jase, Seanna, Kieren and Nick.

Road trip group shot


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After getting picked up by Nick we went straight to his place in Maroubra to set up our cameras for our planned night dive at Clovelley Pools just past midnight.

We were all pretty keen after months of planning the ...

All systems are go, ready for launch!

Perth might be the most isolated city in the world, but it doesn't mean we can't be part of the UF11 festivities. 

Our images are printed and framed, our guest speakers are confirmed, the drinks are chillin' in the fridge and tonight we kick off our WA official ...

Packed and ready to go.. Bali here we come!

We are packed and ready to go. Bali here we come. Miss Under H2O (and Mr Under H2O) have maxed out the check in and carry on luggage allowance for the 9.30am flight tomorrow morning. By mid afternoon it will be a warm 29-30 degrees out of the water ...

Underwater Festival Road Trip

With the Underwater Festival quickly approaching, I think it's time to list the Dive sites and the dates we will be diving.

 

Day 1: 02/09/11. Clovelly Pools Night Dive + Shark Point in the Morning. Sydney

Day 2: 03/09/11. Fly Point. Port Stephens

Day 3: 04 ...

Beating Low Visibility

Underwater conditions are not always ideal for underwater photography. This doesn't mean that you should leave your camera behind when faced with the prospects of low visibility. Some techniques can prove very efficient in such conditions.

Text and images by Mathieu Meur, author of a number of books on ...

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