I went SCUBA diving in my reef

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  1. Paul B

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    Here is the video
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    awesome video. what camera did you use and is this the the 40+ year old tank? also twice I saw something being dumped in the water. were you feeding? at first I thought its a surge device then I realized its too small
     
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    http://gopro.com/hd-hero3-cameras?gclid=CPThv46axLkCFSdp7AoddkcAOQ

    That is the camera, I was dumping live blackworms in the water to keep the fish near the camera which they are not crazy about. That camera is about half the size of a pack of cigarettes.

    This video is the first test I did with the camera. I didn't even clean the glass as I was not sure it would work. The tank is 42 years old.

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    WOW...I definately foresee a Camera or 2 in someone's Christmas Wish List...:p..You used the Black Edition..?
     
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    that's cool, awesome little camera's saw mine in Moz last time sinking to the bottom of the see, only 1 down side to it is no zoom. Have a look at a flat lens on your casing makes the world of differance, and if you diving a red film over the lens.
     
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    A few I know that have the latest go pro rave about them, but I like my little canon 220 hs ixus.
    It fits in my wet suit pocket and that’s with the housing on that goes to 140 feet.
    HD video, all kinds of functions and extreme light sensitivity so I do not use a flash or what ever, even in over a hundred feet of water.
    The gear these days is so good and so tiny, the 220 is smaller then my hand!
    This was taken in just under 120 feet of water.
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    This Hero3 also doesn't have a flash and no way to attach one. I ordered the macro lens and the LCD back or you can't see what you are filming. My 2 old camera"s are Sea and Sea film camera's so I don't want to use those any more. I don't dive anywhere near as much as I used to but I have a trip planned to the South pacific and I will use it there. It should be great for snorkeling with the macro lens which is mainly what I want. Without the flash I won't take it on deep dives. It is cheap enough, and small enough to buy even if I hardly use it again. It is also small enough to use in my tank.

    This was in Tahiti and it doesn't look to deep, maybe 60', I don't remember.

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    I took this in Bora Bora in about 80 feet of water with my film camera.
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    Nice black tip sharks, are they?
    Hey Paulb was it you that put a pic of frozen conditions near the ocean in thread recently?
     
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    I don't know, was it?

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    Yeh funny.
    That's such a cool pic,can I put in on our clubs forum?
    I will say its a pic by Paul B from Long Island New York.
     
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    OK, but it's actually from a little north of New York
     
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    I'm looking at one of these to replace the GOPRO. Nikon Coolpix AW110 Silver No casing needed and it's nice and compact as well.
     
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    Alaska?
     
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    Ya I went scuba diving in my pico:p
     
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    It looks good, but not for SCUBA as you can only go 18 meters with it.

    I think that icy picture was from the Great Lakes region in upstate New York
     
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    true but for shallow dives (open water qualified)
     
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    It is fine for shallow dives or snorkeling. The Hero3 camera which I took that picture with is good for 200' or about 50 meters (I think)
     
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    Don't get me wrong I like the Gopro just mine went bye bye in Moz when some stupid person tryed to help buy ripping my BCD off me while my arm was still in the strap, scraped my hand open and lost the camera.
     
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