The ultimate diving and snorkeling thread!

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  1. saltyhog

    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    It's my experience that a lot of reefers are also divers. Let's use this thread as place to share our love for diving, pictures from our dives, gear recommendations and reviews of great places to dive!

    Here's a few pictures from my most recent trip to Little Cayman.

    Purple sea fan (1 of 1).jpg

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    We all know what this guy is.

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    davocean Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Cool pics, love that purple sea fan.
    I got certified in 78, which means 2 things, I'm old, and most of my dives were before everyone had gopro's and good cameras!
     
  3. saltyhog

    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    LOL! I wish I had discovered diving and reefing that long ago (reefing in 2012 and diving in 2014 at age 57). I like taking pictures and video during a dive. My wife didn't at first but she likes to take pictures now. So we now have two cameras!
     
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    davocean Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I was 12 when I started and 14 in 78, earliest age you can get certified and I could not wait.
    There were some good things back then, but gear was not one of them!
    You are in a better time.
     
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    I wish I had bought a GoPro last year when I got certified scuba in Guam. I have plenty of pictures in my memories though!
     
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    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    I love clicking through my pictures and videos on cold winter nights when I'm stuck indoors.
     
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    I currently live in Hawaii (Oahu), and also a certified diver. I've got a whole hard drive full of pictures! Used the GI Bill to fund my diving certs, which included the gear so I didn't have to pay a penny towards it!
     
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    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Share some of your favorites with us!
     
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    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Here's a video taken in Little Cayman last October

     
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    Nice video! I'm itching to go diving again.
     
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    I had a great trip a few years ago to Belize...stayed on Ambergris Caye and just snorkeled(wife isn't certified) and have some great pics...problem is they are all on photobucket and I am not very technological. How do I get those transferred to a place so I can post them...thanks for the help!
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Oh man! Love these!
     
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    Thanks for sharing
     
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  15. saltyhog

    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Since Photobucket stopped 3rd party hosting the easiest way I've found is to open your picture in photobucket then right click on it and save it to a folder in pictures. You can then imbed it in a thread here the same way you do any other picture!

    seaturtle.jpg
     
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    Nice pictures....
     
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    These are some old snorkeling pictures from Maui with a crappy camera. Thought they were worth posting nonetheless. They are from around Molokini and from Kamaole III lining the shore of Kihei. We stayed in Kihei and it was awesome each morning to walk across the street and right down into the shallow reef among the lava rock.

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    This is "Tom" the spider that lived on the patio of our rented condo.
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    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Wow! That's a real turtle closeup!
     
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    Thanks. We were lucky that day. They were all around us.
     
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    Maritimer Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter CTARS Member R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    I love to be beneath the sea . . . haven't been on SCUBA for a couple of years, because of a frog which seems to have taken up permanent residence at the base of my throat / top of my lungs, but still get to go snorkeling from time to time.

    Sometimes, the adventures begin even before you reach the dive site:

    And sometimes, the wildlife wants to get a good look at you. Wanna pet a shark?:

    ~Bruce
     
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