Layang Layang Blues

Diving in Layang Layang, Sabah, Malaysia. The cheapest place to see schooling Hammerheads annually (if you are lucky).

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Cameras and Camcorders

Wx- Back to hot and sunny today. Great for suntaning again. Calm flat seas.

Sighting-again as usual the normal culprits. Hammerheads, schooling jacks, dolphins, dogtooth ....... (curiousity, how do you do an underwater hand sign for school of jacks?).

Reminder for those with cameras and all. Do you know that the modern camera or camcorder have a time out after 5 minutes or so? We have divers coming back complaining that they did not take a photo or filmed the hammerheads and exciting fishes because they thought they were filming or taking a shot when they pressed the button. It's like the stories of those days when you ran out of film at the moment you needed it most. Also, can you remember to close your mouth in awe and take the shot. Another reminder, if you chase the subject, you will only get tail shots and a scolding from other divers when you chase the subject away. Be considerate and think of others before you swim off like a missile.

Word of advise, make sure you secure your camera/camcorder to your body. We just had a severe case of missing camera at depth (like 2000m). Sayonara.


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