Aquatic fun in a frogmans realm

2008-11-02

Hovering through coral forests, guided by parrotfish and ignored by huge see turtles – that’s the right place to be with your fisheye submarine.

Hovering through coral forests, guided by parrotfish and ignored by huge see turtles – that’s the right place to be with your fisheye submarine.
The perfect place to do so is Marsa Alam in south Egypt, right at the red sea coast.
The oasis beach resort was a perfect starting point for snorkeling trips at the beatiful in-house reefs and scuba diving trips to world famous spots like Marsa Abu Dabab.

Egypt’s red sea is as famous for its vividly coloured and species- rich underwater world as underwater photo- equipment usually is totally unaffordable. But even if the pictures of my first fisheye. underwater experiments would only show dark shady fish – figures – I wanted to have some images of the aquatic realm to show those left at home. I didn’t expect exceptional pictures from my first underwater experiments – the more I was surprised when I got back a Kodak 400. and the Fuji press 800iso. films from the laboratory after coming home.

I was a little concerned when the diving instructor made us go down to 25 meters dept because the submarine. only promises to stay waterproof up to 20 Meters – no reason to worry! 25 Metres were no problem at all. The bigger problem is the user… On the next diving trip I didn’t close the Submarine properly and it filled with water. Luckily I just had put in a new film – so I didn’t loose any shots. To my surprise the fisheye worked again after two days of drying in the sun – inclusively the built in flash.

written by somapic on 2008-11-02 #news

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