Layang Layang Blues

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

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Two in One

Wx- flat sea, sunshine and very hot.

Very quiet day in the water as far as the fishes are concerned.

Reminder to all current, going to take up and future potential professional underwater photographers and videographers. You know that thing that you put the camera into that is made of plastic/polycarbonate/metal? In other words called a camera housing. They are rated for a certain maximum depth for a very good financial reason (oops, forgot about the watches, underwater torches and whatever other else that you take underwater). They have a rubber "O" ring that needs to be checked and greased before you put the camera in and go diving? Do not forget to do that. Two divers found out that the housing can leak if not inspected before diving (bye bye camera).

Also we are sure you know what is the meaning of explosion, right? Do you know the meaning of implosion? One diver found out while underwater at a depth that exceeded his depth and the housing specs the meaning of the word (the practical and loud way). The implosion sound was quite loud. Try it, you might find it quite spectacular. The fishes thought it was fish bombing and had a good laugh out of it (while they were swimming for their lives). Now you know the reason for that loud sound underwater.

Wx-flat sea, hot and sunny with no breeze at all.

Manta, snorkelling with dolphins and more pygmy sea horses. Hopefully we will have better photos for you guys. We have Dr. Kurt Syrcula (the guy who wrote "Diving in malaysia") here taking photos for a coffee table book of Layang Layang.
But meanwhile this will have to do.

For the guys, we will post a photo of the mistress diver. Guys will love this, until then just fantasize. Bye.


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