Thursday, January 20, 2011

snorkeling & photography bleg

Over spring break, Mrs. Angus and I are going to a marine sanctuary off the coast of the Dominican Republic to do this for a week (clic the pic for a more glorious image):


We are good swimmers and have snorkeled before, but here are some things I don't know anything about:

wetsuits
good quality fins and masks
underwater photography


Any advice on any of these topics would be appreciated.

BTW, we've never lived on a boat for a week before either.


4 comments:

PeeDub said...

Here's a decent place to start:
http://www.gypsydivers.com/

Amateur Economist said...

A wetsuit keeps a thin layer of warm water between it and your skin. If the wetsuit is too big and allows cold water in, it won't keep you warm. Thin wetsuits can work better than thick wetsuits because they fit to your body better. I'm not a diver however, but an open water swimmer and surfer and this is what I've realized over the years.

If you want to go cheap on underwater photography try a disposable camera, the new Kodak PlaySport (Zx3) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera, or the GoPro with the underwater case. Divers may not be as familiar with these cameras since they are very new.

By the way Hayek loved to snorkel.

Anonymous said...

If you plan to swim next to those big guys, I'd avoid any wetsuit that comes in "krill" flavor.

Stefanie said...

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