November 2010

Sealions video with the Olympus E-PL1
On a recent dive trip to the Islas Coronado, we were entertained underwater by a whole gaggle of young sealions. We had an Olympus E-PL1 camera along and taped it all for you.
-- Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by chb

Wes Skiles cause of death remains unknown
The recent death of internationally known cave diver and filmmaker Wes Skiles remains a mystery. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's office could not determine the cause of death, and an examination of Skiles' re-breather itself, the tank and the gas inside found nothing wrong. [see source]. -- Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by chb

Full review: Olympus E-PL1 and PT-EP01 housing
If you like the size, weight and cost of compact digital cameras, but can't live without the interchangeable lenses of a dSLR, you should look at the new class of interchangeable lens cameras that seek to combine the best of both worlds. conducted a detailed review of the Olympus E-PL1 camera with its PT-EP01 underwater housing, and found much to like. The PL1 is capable of excellent performance even under trying conditions, at lower cost and less bulk than a dSLR system. [Read full review of the Olympus E-PL1 with PT-EP01 housing] -- Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2010 by chb

Lionfish make Wall Street Journal
In an article entitled "The Lionfish Creates an Uproar, Bringing Out the Hunters," the Wall Street Journal examines the whole lionfish issue, concentrating on increasing efforts to spear lionfish and promote them as a delicacy. -- Posted Monday, November 15, 2010 by chb

Shooting HD Video with Digital SLRs: What You Need to Know
The emergence of HD video capable Digital SLRs, like the 7D and Nikon D300s, has forever blurred the lines between camcorder and Digital SLR. If you're considering making the dive into Digital SLR video or are just getting your feet wet, here's what we think you should know... Shooting HD Video with Digital SLRs: What You Need to Know -- Posted Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by jroualdes

Win "The Best Dive Job In The World"
PADI has a new promotion where someone will win "the best dive job in the world," which is 7-months' worth of PADI scuba instructor training on Bali. Equipment, training, accommodations, etc., are all included (an over US$16,000 value). How do you win? By either submitting a 1-minute video or a 500-word essay on “Why I want to change my life and become a PADI Instructor.” See for details, and watch the promo video. -- Posted Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by chb

Expert scuba: diving in cold water
If you’re used to diving the warm waters of the Caribbean and you plan a trip to go diving off the Pacific coast, you might want to consider making a few dives in a lake or quarry where the visibility isn’t perfect and the temperatures are colder to acclimate some before you go. [Read more] -- Posted Monday, November 1, 2010 by chb